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  1. Legal news
    28 May 2021
    UK: First disclosure of designs – choose carefully
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/first-disclosure-of-designs

    Ewan Grist considers the important questions that courts in both the EU and UK need to answer for their unregistered design regimes.

  2. Legal news
    11 March 2021
    British American Tobacco burnt by Patents Court judgment on heat-not-burn devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/british-american-tobacco-burnt-by-patents-court-judgment-on-heat-not-burn-devices

    We review the High Court’s decision in Philip Morris Products, SA & Philip Morris Limited v Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc & Nicoventures Trading Limited [2021] EWHC 537 (Pat). The court conducted an assessment of the ...

  3. Legal news
    15 May 2018
    Making your Markle: Royal emblems and souvenirs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/making-your-markle-royal-emblems-and-souvenirs

    There is no better way to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle though there are several legal obstacles for souvenir manufacturers and retailers to circumnavigate.

  4. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    Brexit: Will your .eu domain name be revoked?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/brexit-will-your-eu-domain-name-be-revoked

    Subject to any transitional arrangement, .eu domain names will no longer be available for UK residents and entities post-Brexit. Should this be the case, over 300,000 .eu domain names will potentially be affected.

  5. Legal news
    18 April 2018
    Focus on Fashion – What to look out for in 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/focus-on-fashion-what-to-look-out-for-in-2018

    With new trends, technology, trials and tribulations on the horizon, we take a look at what this year might bring for IP in the fashion industry.

  6. Legal news
    28 November 2019
    Harnessing the power of your beauty brand: tips for safeguarding your Intellectual Property
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/harnessing-the-power-of-your-beauty-brand

    Behind every successful brand, there is a robust and comprehensive brand protection strategy. Whether you’re taking your first steps into business or you’re an established beauty brand with plans to expand ...

  7. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    A Case in ‘Point’: Rothy’s succeeds in perhaps the UK's final Community design case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-case-in-point-rothys-succeeds-in-perhaps-the-uks-final-community-design-case

    Rothy’s, the popular shoe company from California, has today prevailed over Austrian company Giesswein — in what might be the UK’s final ruling on EU design rights.

  8. Legal news
    12 May 2020
    The High Court grants PMI a Brexit-proof final injunction for EU design
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-high-court-grants-pmi-a-brexit-proof-final-injunction-for-eu-design

    As previously reported in October 2018, Philip Morris International (PMI) successfully obtained a pan-EU interim injunction on the basis of a registered Community design against a Chinese manufacturer, which was ...

  9. Legal news
    31 January 2020
    CJEU Cofemel decision applied by UK court for the first time: "complete conformity" with EU law would preclude any requirement of aesthetic appeal
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-cofemel-decision-applied-by-uk-court-for-the-first-time

    Earlier this week, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (a specialist court which is part of the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales) issued its decision in Response ...

  10. Legal news
    26 November 2019
    Life in plastic is fantastic for Mattel in designs win
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/life-in-plastic-is-fantastic-for-mattel-in-designs-win

    Mattel Inc. successfully obtained a declaration of invalidity against a Community design registration for a doll's head; the design lacked individual character over an earlier design for Mattel's Barbie Doll.