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  1. Legal news
    29 April 2020
    A Skykick in the Teeth - Arnold LJ holds Sky's Trade Marks applied for in bad faith
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/a-skykick-in-the-teeth---arnold-lj-holds-sky'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.

  2. Legal news
    21 July 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA June 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/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 ...

  3. Legal news
    01 September 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA August 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/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 ...

  4. Legal news
    12 August 2020
    Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA July 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/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 ...

  5. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: validity and infringement in the context of abbreviations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/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.

  6. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: admissibility of fresh evidence on appeals
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/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 ...

  7. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Trade marks: refusal of discontinuance of infringement to avoid revocation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/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
    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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.