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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
    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 ...

  3. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    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.

  4. Legal news
    26 November 2019
    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 ...

  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.