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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    A Skykick in the Teeth - Arnold LJ holds Sky's Trade Marks applied for in bad faith's-trade-marks-applied-for-in-bad-faith

    Today Lord Justice Arnold handed down Judgment in the important case of Sky v Skykick. The Judgment applies the CJEU's decision of January 2020 discussed in our article here.

  3. Legal news
    21 July 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA June 2020

    In this month's report, we report on the long running, complex dispute Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Ors ( [2020] EWHC 1273 (Ch) where Norris J provided his judgment on the issues which were remitted by the ...

  4. Legal news
    01 September 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA August 2020

    In this month's report, we report on the General Court’s decision on genuine use in Diesel SpA v EUIPO; Sprinter megacentros del deporte, SL (T-615/18) and discuss AG Hogan’s opinion on the similarity between online ...

  5. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA July 2020

    In this month's report, we report on the High Court's decision concerning the Protected Designation of Origin for Prosecco and the deceptive nature of the NOSECCO trade mark, in Les Grands Chais de France SAS v ...

  6. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: validity and infringement in the context of abbreviations

    The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that the trade mark LNDR was valid in relation to clothing, and was infringed by the use of the sign LDNR in relation to identical goods.

  7. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: refusal of discontinuance of infringement to avoid revocation

    The High Court has refused an application to discontinue a trade mark infringement claim and held that four EU trade marks (EUTMs) and five UK registered marks were either liable to revocation or non-use or invalid on ...

  8. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: admissibility of fresh evidence on appeals

    The High Court has refused to admit additional evidence on an appeal from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in a trade mark revocation action and has set out the principles governing the admissibility of fresh ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...