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  1. Legal news
    01 June 2016
    The EU Trade Mark Reform - The biggest change to trade mark law for 20 years

    Brand owners with interests in Europe, or concerns about counterfeits travelling through the EU, need to be aware of the recent changes to EU trade mark law to make sure their IP is sufficiently protected.

  2. Twobirds news
    15 September 2020
    Bird & Bird lawyers ‘best of the best’ in newly released trade mark guide

    WTR 1000, a specialist publication focused on trade mark law, released the 2nd edition of their prestigious research guide ‘WTR Global Leaders’. A publication which brings together the world’s foremost law firm and ...

  3. Twobirds news
    20 May 2020
    English High Court decides that Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp should be injuncted from using "Merck" alone in the UK

    The English High Court today handed down its decision in the proceedings brought by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (the "Claimant") against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and others ("MSD") for breach of contract and trade ...

  4. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    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

  5. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    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 ...

  6. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    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.

  7. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    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.

  8. Legal news
    15 November 2019
    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 ...