Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA September 2020

By Katharine Stephens, Ciara Hughes, Aaron Hetherington, Mark Day, Theo Cooper, Bryony Gold, Charlotte Peacock, Adeena Wells

10-2020

In this month's report, we cover the High Court’s unusual approach to section 5(2)(b) in Asia Standard Management Services Ltd v Standard International Management LLC ([2020] EWHC 28 (Ch)) and Judge Clarke’s decision to refuse trade mark protection for the shape of Jaguar Land Rover’s Defender vehicle in Jaguar Land Rover Ltd v Ineos Industries Holdings Ltd ([2020] EWHC 2130 (Ch)). We also review the recent IPEC decision on trade mark infringement and passing off in British Amateur Gymnastics Association v UK Gymnastics Ltd & Ors ([2020] EWHC 1678 (IPEC)).

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