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  1. Legal news
    15 November 2019
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA November 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-november-2019

    In this month's report, we look at the General Court's decision on likelihood of confusion in Kalypso Media Group GmbH v EUIPO; Wizards of the Coast LLC (case T-700/18). We also look at the Arnold J's judgment on ...

  2. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Passing off: misrepresentation as to trade origin and equivalence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/passing-off-misrepresentation-as-to-trade-origin-and-equivalence

    The High Court has dismissed an action for passing off arising from the use of the colour purple for asthma inhalers

  3. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    Trade Marks: lack of clarity and precision and bad faith
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/trade-marks-lack-of-clarity-and-precision-and-bad-faith

    The Advocate-General has opined on questions of invalidity for lack of clarity and precision in a trade mark's goods and services specification, and on whether applying to register a mark without any intention to use it ...

  4. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    Trade marks: colour marks and series marks
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/trade-marks-colour-marks-and-series-marks

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that purple packaging was not registrable as a trade mark and had not been registered as a series mark.

  5. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    Trade marks: registrability of geographical names and descriptive terms
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/trade-marks-registrability-of-geographical-names-and-descriptive-terms

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a trade mark registration must be refused for a sign which designated the facilities in which the product was produced and included a geographical name.

  6. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Trade marks: revocation for non-use
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/trade-marks-revocation-for-non-use

    The High Court has upheld the Intellectual Property Office's (IPO) decision revoking two "easyoffice" trade marks for non-use.

  7. Legal news
    26 November 2019
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA October 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/reports-of-trade-mark-cases-for-cipa-october-2019

    In this month's report, we look at the Court of Justice's decision on targeting in AMS Neve Ltd & Ots v Heritage Audio SL & Anr (CJ; C-172/18; 5). We also look at the decision of the Intellectual Property Enterprise ...

  8. Legal news
    06 June 2017
    Passing off: joint liability and common design
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/it-and-ip-law-bytes-june-2017/passing-off-joint-liability-and-common-design

    The Court of Appeal has held that two companies whose role in the design of the product established an arguable case of liability jointly with the existing defendant could be joined to a passing off claim.