Opinion
Our latest views, comments and analysis on all things intangible.
Comerica Bank v. Withheld for Privacy Purposes, Privacy service provided by Withheld for Privacy ehf / Dea Garcia, Case No. D2021-1139
September 3, 2021
Comerica Bank v. Withheld for Privacy Purposes, Privacy service provided by Withheld for Privacy ehf / Dea Garcia, Case No. D2021-1139
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Finance
Things are not what they seem – no likelihood of confusion for MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS
August 31, 2021
Things are not what they seem – no likelihood of confusion for MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Adore Me v Adore Us
August 27, 2021
Adore Me v Adore Us
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Domain Dispute Policies Beyond the UDRP
August 25, 2021
Domain Dispute Policies Beyond the UDRP
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Lifestyle Equities v Greenwich Polo Club
August 17, 2021
Lifestyle Equities v Greenwich Polo Club
Trademarks Sport Disputes
Word on the street: graffiti and IP
August 16, 2021
Word on the street: graffiti and IP
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment
NFTs x Fashion – A trend or a virtual wardrobe staple?
August 13, 2021
NFTs x Fashion – A trend or a virtual wardrobe staple?
Fashion Finance
Use it or lose it!
August 13, 2021
Use it or lose it!
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
IP is not just for big business...
August 13, 2021
IP is not just for big business...
Trademarks Designs & Copyright IP basics Beauty
NFTs- should we, shouldn't we?
August 13, 2021
NFTs- should we, shouldn't we?
Finance Brand Extension (licensing)
London Fashion Week: our personal highlights
June 22, 2021
London Fashion Week: our personal highlights
Fashion
FOOTWARE malfunction for Puma
June 15, 2021
FOOTWARE malfunction for Puma
Fashion Trademarks Tech Disputes
Smith & Wesson v Stephen Webster
June 10, 2021
Smith & Wesson v Stephen Webster
Fashion Trademarks Advertising Disputes
CHANEL V HUAWEI - T-44/20
June 6, 2021
CHANEL V HUAWEI - T-44/20
Fashion Trademarks Tech Disputes
LGBT+ and brands
May 31, 2021
LGBT+ and brands
Advertising
UDRP Consolidation Request? How to Increase the Impact of UDRP Proceedings with Lower Costs
May 26, 2021
UDRP Consolidation Request? How to Increase the Impact of UDRP Proceedings with Lower Costs
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Telecoms Advertising
Lidl injuncted in Scotland for Hendrick's look-alike
May 25, 2021
Lidl injuncted in Scotland for Hendrick's look-alike
Food & Drink Look-a-likes Disputes
MULTIBUS: When the facts don't support the findings
May 19, 2021
MULTIBUS: When the facts don't support the findings
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
Sherlock Systems C.V. v Apple Inc. [KEYNOTE] � R-2642/2017-1
May 6, 2021
Sherlock Systems C.V. v Apple Inc. [KEYNOTE] � R-2642/2017-1
Trademarks Domains Tech
The game has changed: IA and IP are claiming the crown in the retail sector
April 28, 2021
The game has changed: IA and IP are claiming the crown in the retail sector
Fashion Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring
We are excited to announce our new strategic alliance with patent specialists EIP!
April 28, 2021
We are excited to announce our new strategic alliance with patent specialists EIP!
BBQLOUMI -v- HALLOUMI - another blow is dished out to the Cypriot cheese
March 30, 2021
BBQLOUMI -v- HALLOUMI - another blow is dished out to the Cypriot cheese
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
They just won't Lego. The General Court of the European Union struck down the EUIPO's decision: a huge win for Lego in its pursuit of a design patent.
March 26, 2021
They just won't Lego. The General Court of the European Union struck down the EUIPO's decision: a huge win for Lego in its pursuit of a design patent.
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Disputes Patents Toys
Fashion Focus: thinking about sustainability in fashion
March 18, 2021
Fashion Focus: thinking about sustainability in fashion
Fashion Advertising
The Things We Think & Do Not Say (about costs in IPEC and STS)
March 8, 2021
The Things We Think & Do Not Say (about costs in IPEC and STS)
Designs & Copyright Disputes IP basics
Court of Justice turbocharges brand owners’ rights to protect aging brands against non-use cancellation
March 3, 2021
Court of Justice turbocharges brand owners’ rights to protect aging brands against non-use cancellation
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
London Fashion Week 2021, but not as you know it….
February 26, 2021
London Fashion Week 2021, but not as you know it….
Fashion Trademarks Designs & Copyright Commercial Contracts IP basics
New gTLDs and Practical Implications for Brand Owners
February 17, 2021
New gTLDs and Practical Implications for Brand Owners
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Five Household Brands that Help Us Shop More Sustainably
February 3, 2021
Five Household Brands that Help Us Shop More Sustainably
Fashion Food & Drink Advertising Beauty
What You Need to Know about Debenhams and Boohoo: Challenges and Success
January 29, 2021
What You Need to Know about Debenhams and Boohoo: Challenges and Success
Fashion Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring
Did Boohoo get a good deal acquiring the Debenhams brand for £55m?
January 29, 2021
Did Boohoo get a good deal acquiring the Debenhams brand for £55m?
Fashion Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring
GHS Global Hospitality Limited v Webstorm Information Technology & Others
December 3, 2020
GHS Global Hospitality Limited v Webstorm Information Technology & Others
Designs & Copyright Disputes
Google’s Policy Change: Sale of Counterfeit Goods
November 30, 2020
Google’s Policy Change: Sale of Counterfeit Goods
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech Anti-Counterfeiting IP basics
Protecting Registered Designs globally
November 18, 2020
Protecting Registered Designs globally
Designs & Copyright IP basics
Tiffany & Co v Costco Wholesale Corp – The Pitfalls of a Successful Brand
November 9, 2020
Tiffany & Co v Costco Wholesale Corp – The Pitfalls of a Successful Brand
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Hallowe'en at Stobbs
October 30, 2020
Hallowe'en at Stobbs
5 common trade mark mistakes
September 23, 2020
5 common trade mark mistakes
Trademarks IP basics
EUTM owners, get your ducks in a row ahead of Brexit
September 16, 2020
EUTM owners, get your ducks in a row ahead of Brexit
Trademarks Brexit
Welcoming developments from WIPO for ‘.AC’, ‘.IO’ and ‘.SH’ policies
August 27, 2020
Welcoming developments from WIPO for ‘.AC’, ‘.IO’ and ‘.SH’ policies
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Domains
Why your brand story can make all the difference
August 18, 2020
Why your brand story can make all the difference
Advertising Brand Extension (licensing)
7 Key Steps in Achieving Excess Returns on Investments in Intangible Assets
August 12, 2020
7 Key Steps in Achieving Excess Returns on Investments in Intangible Assets
Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring IP basics
Branding your Business with Non-traditional Trade Marks
July 28, 2020
Branding your Business with Non-traditional Trade Marks
Trademarks Advertising IP basics Beauty
Unsolicited requests in intellectual property and misleading invoices
July 21, 2020
Unsolicited requests in intellectual property and misleading invoices
Trademarks IP basics
Do Brands Always Matter? They do for Licensing.
July 7, 2020
Do Brands Always Matter? They do for Licensing.
Food & Drink Advertising Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Extension (licensing)
Covid domain names – how far have they spread?
June 30, 2020
Covid domain names – how far have they spread?
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
How has Covid-19 changed the business of valuations?
June 23, 2020
How has Covid-19 changed the business of valuations?
Brand Valuation
Brand V&A – Bringing Art to All
June 16, 2020
Brand V&A – Bringing Art to All
Arts & Entertainment Brand Extension (licensing) Brand Structuring
Don’t read too much into it!
June 9, 2020
Don’t read too much into it!
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Can licensing keep brands alive?
June 2, 2020
Can licensing keep brands alive?
Fashion Advertising Brand Valuation Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring
How can brands have no value?
May 26, 2020
How can brands have no value?
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Trademarks Automotive Travel Brand Valuation Sport Finance Celebrity Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring IP basics Beauty Toys Pharma
Stobbs Virtual Summit 2020 - Intangible Asset Monetisation
May 19, 2020
Stobbs Virtual Summit 2020 - Intangible Asset Monetisation
Viewing Whois data in a post-GDPR world
May 19, 2020
Viewing Whois data in a post-GDPR world
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Domains Anti-Counterfeiting
Maro Itoje Image Rights Valuation
May 14, 2020
Maro Itoje Image Rights Valuation
Brand Valuation Sport Celebrity
Amazon in Hot Water?
May 12, 2020
Amazon in Hot Water?
Online Brand Enforcement
Arming your business against digital pirates in the war against COVID-19
May 5, 2020
Arming your business against digital pirates in the war against COVID-19
Online Brand Enforcement Publishing Arts & Entertainment
How can firms continue to generate “excess returns”?
April 28, 2020
How can firms continue to generate “excess returns”?
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Patents Brand Structuring IP basics
How to Re-Boot Your Brand Strategy with a Green Vision
April 22, 2020
How to Re-Boot Your Brand Strategy with a Green Vision
Online Brand Enforcement Fashion Advertising Anti-Counterfeiting
Protecting Your Trade Marks in Greenland
April 22, 2020
Protecting Your Trade Marks in Greenland
Trademarks Domains Advertising Designs & Copyright
From Ocean Waste to Luxury Swimsuit - An Interview with Pursuit The Label
April 22, 2020
From Ocean Waste to Luxury Swimsuit - An Interview with Pursuit The Label
Fashion Advertising
How dare you* (use my name for personal and commercial purposes)?!
April 22, 2020
How dare you* (use my name for personal and commercial purposes)?!
Trademarks Celebrity
Putting Green Patents in the Fast Lane
April 22, 2020
Putting Green Patents in the Fast Lane
Patents IP basics
COVID-19 AND BRAND DISPUTES
April 16, 2020
COVID-19 AND BRAND DISPUTES
Advertising Disputes IP basics
High Court finds against free-rider in FMCG lookalike case
April 14, 2020
High Court finds against free-rider in FMCG lookalike case
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
Maximising revenue when on-line is all you have
April 5, 2020
Maximising revenue when on-line is all you have
Online Brand Enforcement Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Travel Telecoms Advertising Sport Anti-Counterfeiting Beauty Toys Pharma
Use the “bank of your brands” to get through the Covid-19 crisis
April 5, 2020
Use the “bank of your brands” to get through the Covid-19 crisis
Advertising Brand Valuation
Place smart bets: Zero-based budgeting – for IP Strategy
April 5, 2020
Place smart bets: Zero-based budgeting – for IP Strategy
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Patents Brand Structuring
Survive, then thrive: Using growth share incentives to retain critical team members
April 5, 2020
Survive, then thrive: Using growth share incentives to retain critical team members
Brand Valuation Brand Intelligence Brand Structuring
A Virtual Court of Appeal Hearing in Time of Covid19
April 2, 2020
A Virtual Court of Appeal Hearing in Time of Covid19
A Brand Owner’s Guide to Force Majeure and Frustration of Contract in light of Covid19
March 31, 2020
A Brand Owner’s Guide to Force Majeure and Frustration of Contract in light of Covid19
Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Disputes IP basics
COVID-19: IP Office Updates
March 30, 2020
COVID-19: IP Office Updates
Flex your IPEC(s)
March 25, 2020
Flex your IPEC(s)
Disputes IP basics
Certification Marks | The FAIRTRADE Logo
March 18, 2020
Certification Marks | The FAIRTRADE Logo
Trademarks IP basics
Is it worth it?
March 11, 2020
Is it worth it?
Advertising Brand Valuation IP basics
Yes We Can (continue to represent in front of the EUIPO and EU Courts)
March 4, 2020
Yes We Can (continue to represent in front of the EUIPO and EU Courts)
Trademarks Brexit Designs & Copyright
Letter from America
February 26, 2020
Letter from America
Trademarks
I am registered, therefore I am?
February 25, 2020
I am registered, therefore I am?
Trademarks IP basics
The Mysteries and Misconceptions around International Trade Marks
February 19, 2020
The Mysteries and Misconceptions around International Trade Marks
Trademarks IP basics
Stobbs [Noun] – “Dynamic, highly focused, slick and sophisticated”
February 17, 2020
Stobbs [Noun] – “Dynamic, highly focused, slick and sophisticated”
Straight Up Facts
January 31, 2020
Straight Up Facts
Trademarks Sport
We are Global IP winners!
January 30, 2020
We are Global IP winners!
Brand Registry or Project Zero? How to best protect your brands on Amazon
December 13, 2019
Brand Registry or Project Zero? How to best protect your brands on Amazon
Online Brand Enforcement Anti-Counterfeiting IP basics
CITMA Fashion and IP…..strut over to the event of the year.
October 29, 2019
CITMA Fashion and IP…..strut over to the event of the year.
Fashion
Broad trade mark specifications given a (sky)kicking
October 28, 2019
Broad trade mark specifications given a (sky)kicking
Trademarks Tech Telecoms Disputes
Trade mark attorneys … the faces of Stobbs.
October 17, 2019
Trade mark attorneys … the faces of Stobbs.
Media and Entertainment…we are ready for our close up!
October 16, 2019
Media and Entertainment…we are ready for our close up!
Sports….. we’re climbing the league table!
October 15, 2019
Sports….. we’re climbing the league table!
Intellectual Property…...the results are in.
October 14, 2019
Intellectual Property…...the results are in.
Brand management….IAManagement
October 13, 2019
Brand management….IAManagement
ECO FRIENDLY POETS
September 16, 2019
ECO FRIENDLY POETS
Stobbs in CITMA Review -
July 30, 2019
Stobbs in CITMA Review - "The Rookie Report"
Mid-year refresher of key 2018 United Kingdom Trade Mark and Design decisions
July 24, 2019
Mid-year refresher of key 2018 United Kingdom Trade Mark and Design decisions
Trademarks Designs & Copyright
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: When two become one
July 19, 2019
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: When two become one
Brexit
Brazil to join the Madrid Protocol
July 16, 2019
Brazil to join the Madrid Protocol
Trademarks
A link with kink
July 8, 2019
A link with kink
Trademarks Advertising Disputes
Stobbs in the Intellectual Property Magazine - Striking a Balance: the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
July 3, 2019
Stobbs in the Intellectual Property Magazine - Striking a Balance: the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
Designs & Copyright
Stobbs in the CITMA Review – Mouldpro v EUIPO: Moulding the parameters of the “agent-principal” relationship
June 27, 2019
Stobbs in the CITMA Review – Mouldpro v EUIPO: Moulding the parameters of the “agent-principal” relationship
Trademarks Disputes
MUSLIM MATCH – Match.com falls short in Appeal before UKIPO
June 24, 2019
MUSLIM MATCH – Match.com falls short in Appeal before UKIPO
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Babybel loses its shape mark with colour limitation
June 20, 2019
Babybel loses its shape mark with colour limitation
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Grey skies for colour trade marks
June 13, 2019
Grey skies for colour trade marks
Food & Drink Trademarks
New EUIPO domain notification service: will .eu do for you?
June 10, 2019
New EUIPO domain notification service: will .eu do for you?
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Domains
Happy World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2019!
June 6, 2019
Happy World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2019!
Online Brand Enforcement Brand Intelligence Anti-Counterfeiting Pharma
Green light for Garmin: The Court of Appeal (CoA) confirms that PulseOn OY’s Registered Community Designs (RCDs) were not infringed.
June 5, 2019
Green light for Garmin: The Court of Appeal (CoA) confirms that PulseOn OY’s Registered Community Designs (RCDs) were not infringed.
Tech Designs & Copyright Disputes
Headache for Bayer AG
May 30, 2019
Headache for Bayer AG
Trademarks Disputes Pharma
IAM Website
May 21, 2019
IAM Website
IAM Stobbs
May 21, 2019
IAM Stobbs
Changes to Canadian Trade Mark Law
May 13, 2019
Changes to Canadian Trade Mark Law
Trademarks
Last week was a busy week at Stobbs for IP events!
May 9, 2019
Last week was a busy week at Stobbs for IP events!
Two Warriors went in, but only one came out
May 8, 2019
Two Warriors went in, but only one came out
Food & Drink Trademarks Celebrity Disputes
Can Amazon’s new Project Zero be your brand’s hero?
April 30, 2019
Can Amazon’s new Project Zero be your brand’s hero?
Online Brand Enforcement Tech Anti-Counterfeiting
World IP Day – IP & Sport
April 26, 2019
World IP Day – IP & Sport
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Sport Celebrity Patents
Argos UK v Argos US: Order 002 to your collection point
April 23, 2019
Argos UK v Argos US: Order 002 to your collection point
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech Advertising Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Further extension granted, and more clarity from the EUIPO
April 12, 2019
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Further extension granted, and more clarity from the EUIPO
Trademarks Brexit
Seminar on Brand Protection, FMCGs and Lookalikes
March 28, 2019
Seminar on Brand Protection, FMCGs and Lookalikes
Designs & Copyright Look-a-likes
Non-use period reduced to 3 years in Australia
March 22, 2019
Non-use period reduced to 3 years in Australia
Trademarks IP basics
…but can you still call it a Big Mac?
March 19, 2019
…but can you still call it a Big Mac?
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
009 – Licence to Brexit
February 21, 2019
009 – Licence to Brexit
Trademarks Brexit
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: The road keeps turning
January 16, 2019
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: The road keeps turning
Trademarks Brexit
'Potatoes, it cannot be denied, are vegetables' - The General Court takes an EXXTRA DEEP look at what makes a crisp
January 9, 2019
'Potatoes, it cannot be denied, are vegetables' - The General Court takes an EXXTRA DEEP look at what makes a crisp
The UKIPO puts out the idea of NIVEA for tobacco products
December 14, 2018
The UKIPO puts out the idea of NIVEA for tobacco products
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Five days of Brexit - 5. What about references to ‘the EU’ in my agreements?
December 7, 2018
Five days of Brexit - 5. What about references to ‘the EU’ in my agreements?
Trademarks Brexit Commercial Contracts IP basics
Five days of Brexit - 4. What about ongoing oppositions?
December 6, 2018
Five days of Brexit - 4. What about ongoing oppositions?
Trademarks Brexit Disputes IP basics
Five days of Brexit - 3. What about non use?
December 5, 2018
Five days of Brexit - 3. What about non use?
Trademarks Brexit IP basics
Five days of Brexit - 2. What about pending EU applications?
December 4, 2018
Five days of Brexit - 2. What about pending EU applications?
Trademarks Brexit IP basics
Five days of Brexit - 1. What if the UK government are slow to implement?
December 3, 2018
Five days of Brexit - 1. What if the UK government are slow to implement?
Trademarks Brexit Disputes IP basics
Black [Market] Friday and Cyber [fraud] Monday: are some deals just too good to be true?
November 23, 2018
Black [Market] Friday and Cyber [fraud] Monday: are some deals just too good to be true?
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Advertising Anti-Counterfeiting
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: Approaching escape velocity
November 21, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: Approaching escape velocity
Stobbs Tier 1 Rankings Revealed!
November 7, 2018
Stobbs Tier 1 Rankings Revealed!
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Mitsubishi Lifts Law on Parallel Imports to New Heights
October 15, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Mitsubishi Lifts Law on Parallel Imports to New Heights
Plumbing Problems – Late Filed Defence Accepted
October 2, 2018
Plumbing Problems – Late Filed Defence Accepted
Disputes
Brexit: Deal or No Deal
September 26, 2018
Brexit: Deal or No Deal
Trademarks Brexit Designs & Copyright Patents
Kluwer Trademark Blog – UK IPO to Gleissner: UK no place for bad faith
September 25, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – UK IPO to Gleissner: UK no place for bad faith
Trademarks Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Repackaging our Understanding of Legitimate Reasons in Parallel Imports
August 28, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Repackaging our Understanding of Legitimate Reasons in Parallel Imports
Trademarks
Difficulties in registering Chartered Trade Mark Attorney as a trade mark
August 23, 2018
Difficulties in registering Chartered Trade Mark Attorney as a trade mark
Trademarks
Brexit: Dealers choice
August 13, 2018
Brexit: Dealers choice
Brexit
Word switch wasn’t smart enough for UBS
August 6, 2018
Word switch wasn’t smart enough for UBS
Trademarks Finance Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: Assurances on preservation of rights
July 31, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: Assurances on preservation of rights
Brexit
KIT KAT Woe, Two in a Row
July 26, 2018
KIT KAT Woe, Two in a Row
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Stobbs contributes to EUIPO Quality Assurance Panel
July 16, 2018
Stobbs contributes to EUIPO Quality Assurance Panel
Trademarks
Parallel Imports – Do I have a Legitimate Reason to Object?
July 11, 2018
Parallel Imports – Do I have a Legitimate Reason to Object?
Trademarks Anti-Counterfeiting
UKIPO publishes its response to consultation on implementing the new EUTM Directive
July 2, 2018
UKIPO publishes its response to consultation on implementing the new EUTM Directive
Trademarks Brexit
Safe Skies Fails to Unpick this Lock
June 29, 2018
Safe Skies Fails to Unpick this Lock
Trademarks Travel Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog – UK Supreme Court decides brand owners should pay costs of implementing blocking injunctions
June 27, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – UK Supreme Court decides brand owners should pay costs of implementing blocking injunctions
Trademarks
The Little Red Sole strikes again, and this time it scores…
June 22, 2018
The Little Red Sole strikes again, and this time it scores…
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Pawsecco: No more PDO puns
June 20, 2018
Pawsecco: No more PDO puns
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
A not-so-mythical error in law
June 13, 2018
A not-so-mythical error in law
Trademarks Travel Disputes
Hotel Chocolat and Waitrose: the 1* Chocolate Bar
June 11, 2018
Hotel Chocolat and Waitrose: the 1* Chocolate Bar
Food & Drink Designs & Copyright
It doesn’t take much to be inspired
June 8, 2018
It doesn’t take much to be inspired
Trademarks Sport Disputes
TiVo’s evidence fails to entertain the UKIPO
June 4, 2018
TiVo’s evidence fails to entertain the UKIPO
Trademarks Tech Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog – No let-up for SULETS as 'use in a locality' defence fails
May 31, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – No let-up for SULETS as 'use in a locality' defence fails
Trademarks Disputes
Stobbs' success recognised in the World Trademark Review and Legal 500
May 29, 2018
Stobbs' success recognised in the World Trademark Review and Legal 500
You can bet on it - BET365 found to have acquired distinctiveness by the General Court
May 23, 2018
You can bet on it - BET365 found to have acquired distinctiveness by the General Court
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Entering the post-Brexit domain
May 18, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Entering the post-Brexit domain
Brexit Domains
What will the GDPR mean for WHOIS?
April 23, 2018
What will the GDPR mean for WHOIS?
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Draft Fallout
April 17, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Draft Fallout
Trademarks Brexit
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: A Working Draft - Part ii: Designs
April 6, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: A Working Draft - Part ii: Designs
Brexit Designs & Copyright
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Successful decision for L’Oréal against barefaced infringement by RNV
March 23, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Successful decision for L’Oréal against barefaced infringement by RNV
Designs & Copyright Beauty
These shoes ain’t made for walking, but is trade mark law going to walk all over Louboutin?
March 20, 2018
These shoes ain’t made for walking, but is trade mark law going to walk all over Louboutin?
Fashion Trademarks
Birkenstock’s sole sign declared invalid
March 16, 2018
Birkenstock’s sole sign declared invalid
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Stobbs awarded UK Trade Mark Prosecution firm of the year 2018
March 14, 2018
Stobbs awarded UK Trade Mark Prosecution firm of the year 2018
If at first you don't succeed…
March 14, 2018
If at first you don't succeed…
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: A Working Draft
March 12, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: A Working Draft
Trademarks Brexit
It’s not over until the fat lady sings – Curtain call for Florence Foster Jenkins grapples with a thorny issue around cost caps
March 8, 2018
It’s not over until the fat lady sings – Curtain call for Florence Foster Jenkins grapples with a thorny issue around cost caps
Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Wedding dress found appealing
March 5, 2018
Wedding dress found appealing
Fashion Designs & Copyright Celebrity Disputes
An ENIGMAtic brand name
February 28, 2018
An ENIGMAtic brand name
Patents
Stobbs takes part in EUIPO decision auditing
February 23, 2018
Stobbs takes part in EUIPO decision auditing
Trademarks
Swiss Military trade mark fight
February 20, 2018
Swiss Military trade mark fight
Trademarks Disputes
Kluwer Trademark Blog - (SKY)KICKing important questions of clarity and bad faith from the UK to the CJEU
February 20, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - (SKY)KICKing important questions of clarity and bad faith from the UK to the CJEU
Trademarks Telecoms
UKIPO update - Government begins consultation on implementing the new EUTM Directive
February 19, 2018
UKIPO update - Government begins consultation on implementing the new EUTM Directive
Trademarks Brexit
Coty gets luxury treatment in a preliminary ruling from the CJEU
February 16, 2018
Coty gets luxury treatment in a preliminary ruling from the CJEU
Commercial Contracts Disputes Beauty
Stobbs in the CITMA Review - Face-off: Swatch took just 'one more step' too far
February 12, 2018
Stobbs in the CITMA Review - Face-off: Swatch took just 'one more step' too far
Fashion Trademarks Tech Disputes
iPad, Mi Pad, Your Pad?
February 6, 2018
iPad, Mi Pad, Your Pad?
Trademarks Tech Disputes
Does that taste like Champagne to you?
February 2, 2018
Does that taste like Champagne to you?
Food & Drink Disputes
Making .UK OK: Agencies Refer Record Numbers of UK Domains
January 31, 2018
Making .UK OK: Agencies Refer Record Numbers of UK Domains
Online Brand Enforcement Automotive Travel Domains Anti-Counterfeiting Finance Arts & Entertainment Beauty Toys Pharma
Red Bull left feeling blue (and silver)
January 29, 2018
Red Bull left feeling blue (and silver)
Food & Drink Trademarks
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: High Law Society
January 25, 2018
Kluwer Trademark Blog - Brexit: High Law Society
Trademarks Brexit Patents
Hitting the right notes – Florence Foster Jenkins provides helpful guidance on joint ownership of copyright
January 23, 2018
Hitting the right notes – Florence Foster Jenkins provides helpful guidance on joint ownership of copyright
Designs & Copyright Celebrity Arts & Entertainment
The Power and Penumbra of Unfair Advantage
January 9, 2018
The Power and Penumbra of Unfair Advantage
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
British Airways' wings clipped by Michael Gleissner
January 4, 2018
British Airways' wings clipped by Michael Gleissner
Trademarks Travel Disputes
Stobbs in the CITMA Review - Most UKIPO appearances 2013-2017
January 2, 2018
Stobbs in the CITMA Review - Most UKIPO appearances 2013-2017
Uncorking the World of Counterfeit Wines
December 28, 2017
Uncorking the World of Counterfeit Wines
Food & Drink Anti-Counterfeiting
Merry Christmas from Stobbs!
December 22, 2017
Merry Christmas from Stobbs!
Kluwer trademark blog – Pick your battles! Localised goodwill defeats later UKTM
December 21, 2017
Kluwer trademark blog – Pick your battles! Localised goodwill defeats later UKTM
Food & Drink Trademarks Brand Extension (licensing) Disputes
The Twelve Fake Days of Christmas
December 19, 2017
The Twelve Fake Days of Christmas
Anti-Counterfeiting
Protecting artworks as trade marks: Contrary to public policy and accepted principles of morality?
December 15, 2017
Protecting artworks as trade marks: Contrary to public policy and accepted principles of morality?
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment
Stobbs in the CITMA Review – Snail mail is stopped
December 13, 2017
Stobbs in the CITMA Review – Snail mail is stopped
Trademarks
New edition of the Nice Classification coming 1 January 2018
December 8, 2017
New edition of the Nice Classification coming 1 January 2018
The Brexit IP doomsday scenario spelled out – EUIPO gets frank with EUTM and RCD owners about what happens if the UK lands “no deal”
December 8, 2017
The Brexit IP doomsday scenario spelled out – EUIPO gets frank with EUTM and RCD owners about what happens if the UK lands “no deal”
Trademarks Brexit Designs & Copyright IP basics
Baby Steps towards UK Protection of TV Formats
December 6, 2017
Baby Steps towards UK Protection of TV Formats
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts
Stobbs brand films now have a permanent home on our website!
December 5, 2017
Stobbs brand films now have a permanent home on our website!
Stobbs brand films - watch them again!
December 4, 2017
Stobbs brand films - watch them again!
The final Stobbs brand film is now ready for you to watch!
December 1, 2017
The final Stobbs brand film is now ready for you to watch!
Our second brand film has just gone live!
November 30, 2017
Our second brand film has just gone live!
The first Stobbs brand film has been released!
November 29, 2017
The first Stobbs brand film has been released!
Stobbs Brand Films - Coming soon!
November 28, 2017
Stobbs Brand Films - Coming soon!
Kluwer trademark blog - London taxi's iconic shape lacks distinctive character
November 27, 2017
Kluwer trademark blog - London taxi's iconic shape lacks distinctive character
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
Black Friday or Bleak Friday?
November 24, 2017
Black Friday or Bleak Friday?
Fashion Domains Telecoms Designs & Copyright Brand Intelligence Anti-Counterfeiting
BLACK FRIDAY brand enforcement deals
November 24, 2017
BLACK FRIDAY brand enforcement deals
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Disputes
Rangers Football Club in a scrum over registration of 'RFC'
November 22, 2017
Rangers Football Club in a scrum over registration of 'RFC'
Fashion Trademarks Sport Disputes
Sri Lanka and Indonesia are set to join the Madrid Protocol
November 20, 2017
Sri Lanka and Indonesia are set to join the Madrid Protocol
Trademarks