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Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Lidl v Tesco: evergreening and non-use revocation
April 18, 2024
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Lidl v Tesco: evergreening and non-use revocation
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
You’re so fake: the ugly side of beauty product sales
April 17, 2024
You’re so fake: the ugly side of beauty product sales
Online Brand Enforcement Anti-Counterfeiting Beauty
“My brand’s bigger than your brand” – Quantifying brand strength using benchmarking analyses
April 16, 2024
“My brand’s bigger than your brand” – Quantifying brand strength using benchmarking analyses
Online Brand Enforcement Finance
Tech companies all live in a trade mark submarine
April 15, 2024
Tech companies all live in a trade mark submarine
Trademarks Tech IP basics
A mitwitter-up requiring a quick fitwitter
April 12, 2024
A mitwitter-up requiring a quick fitwitter
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Greenwashing 101: What is it and how do you avoid it?
April 11, 2024
Greenwashing 101: What is it and how do you avoid it?
Fashion Food & Drink Advertising
EUTM owners relying on these to provide protection in Jersey urged to act
April 9, 2024
EUTM owners relying on these to provide protection in Jersey urged to act
Trademarks
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Lidl v Tesco: the Court of Appeal reverses copyright infringement decision
April 8, 2024
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Lidl v Tesco: the Court of Appeal reverses copyright infringement decision
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
Japan and Korea to usher in an age of consent in trade mark law
April 5, 2024
Japan and Korea to usher in an age of consent in trade mark law
Trademarks IP basics
The disguised harm of dupe culture
April 4, 2024
The disguised harm of dupe culture
Online Brand Enforcement Fashion Anti-Counterfeiting Beauty
Tracking the UK trade in fakes – Ins and outs
April 3, 2024
Tracking the UK trade in fakes – Ins and outs
Online Brand Enforcement Anti-Counterfeiting
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- The UK Court of Appeal allows a Lidl trade mark to go a long way
April 2, 2024
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- The UK Court of Appeal allows a Lidl trade mark to go a long way
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
The Global Legal Post article- Quality and authenticity at issue in high-profile Chanel and WGACA case
March 28, 2024
The Global Legal Post article- Quality and authenticity at issue in high-profile Chanel and WGACA case
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Tracking the UK trade in fakes – Counterfeit hotspots
March 27, 2024
Tracking the UK trade in fakes – Counterfeit hotspots
Online Brand Enforcement Anti-Counterfeiting
No easyWay out: finding of no infringement in Nuclei’s EASY OFFICES leads to revocation of easyGroup’s trade marks
March 26, 2024
No easyWay out: finding of no infringement in Nuclei’s EASY OFFICES leads to revocation of easyGroup’s trade marks
Trademarks Disputes
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- The finale of the Classic Coach Company case in Dutch Supreme Court
March 25, 2024
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- The finale of the Classic Coach Company case in Dutch Supreme Court
Trademarks Disputes
A Lidl trade mark goes a long way...
March 22, 2024
A Lidl trade mark goes a long way...
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Samsung v Swatch: the UK Court of Appeal departs from the EU approach to the E-Commerce Directive ‘safe harbour defence’
March 21, 2024
Samsung v Swatch: the UK Court of Appeal departs from the EU approach to the E-Commerce Directive ‘safe harbour defence’
Fashion Trademarks Brexit Disputes
AI or .AI? Depends if you are looking to register a domain in Anguilla or not
March 20, 2024
AI or .AI? Depends if you are looking to register a domain in Anguilla or not
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Web2/Web3 crossover – Investigations and clustering
March 19, 2024
Web2/Web3 crossover – Investigations and clustering
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Drier than a desert – the topic of trade mark deadlines
March 14, 2024
Drier than a desert – the topic of trade mark deadlines
Trademarks
Web2/Web3 crossover: Brand-related crypto-infringements
March 13, 2024
Web2/Web3 crossover: Brand-related crypto-infringements
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- UK trade mark law post-Brexit: the UK Court of Appeal diverges from the CJEU in statutory acquiescence
March 12, 2024
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- UK trade mark law post-Brexit: the UK Court of Appeal diverges from the CJEU in statutory acquiescence
Trademarks Brexit Disputes
Changes to Companies Act boost brand owners
March 11, 2024
Changes to Companies Act boost brand owners
IP basics
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- UK trade mark law post-Brexit: the Advancetrack case examines REULA and the TMA 1994
March 8, 2024
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- UK trade mark law post-Brexit: the Advancetrack case examines REULA and the TMA 1994
Trademarks Brexit Disputes
Finding the fakes: another application of keyword-based filtering
March 5, 2024
Finding the fakes: another application of keyword-based filtering
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Anti-Counterfeiting
Health scam websites: identifying related domains using clustering techniques
February 29, 2024
Health scam websites: identifying related domains using clustering techniques
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Pharma
Website impersonations: a case study of domain names targeting the UK government
February 27, 2024
Website impersonations: a case study of domain names targeting the UK government
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Use it or lose it: TESTAROSSA no longer a valid EU trade mark for Ferrari for ‘automobiles’
February 22, 2024
Use it or lose it: TESTAROSSA no longer a valid EU trade mark for Ferrari for ‘automobiles’
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
Registrable transactions and recordals – naughty, but nice
February 21, 2024
Registrable transactions and recordals – naughty, but nice
Trademarks IP basics
The crossover: two recent developments in Web2/Web3 interaction
February 20, 2024
The crossover: two recent developments in Web2/Web3 interaction
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Delta Sky Club flying high after defeating revocation claim
February 19, 2024
Delta Sky Club flying high after defeating revocation claim
Trademarks Travel Disputes
No tickbox affair: TikTok unsuccessfully opposes a trade mark application
February 16, 2024
No tickbox affair: TikTok unsuccessfully opposes a trade mark application
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Channelling trade mark protection: trade marks in the Channel Islands
February 15, 2024
Channelling trade mark protection: trade marks in the Channel Islands
Trademarks IP basics
Basmati: CJEU case offers more than a grain of truth about dates for relevant grounds disputes at the EUIPO
February 14, 2024
Basmati: CJEU case offers more than a grain of truth about dates for relevant grounds disputes at the EUIPO
Food & Drink Trademarks Brexit Disputes
Superheroes at the UKIPO/EUIPO in 2023 – BATMAN, SUPERMAN and BLACK ADAM
February 13, 2024
Superheroes at the UKIPO/EUIPO in 2023 – BATMAN, SUPERMAN and BLACK ADAM
Trademarks Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes
A tasty new TLD: the launch of .food
February 12, 2024
A tasty new TLD: the launch of .food
Online Brand Enforcement Food & Drink Domains
BATMAN RETURNS: to secure inherent distinctive character in the Batman Logo
February 9, 2024
BATMAN RETURNS: to secure inherent distinctive character in the Batman Logo
Trademarks Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Utilisation of relevance keywords for prioritising results in brand monitoring
February 6, 2024
Utilisation of relevance keywords for prioritising results in brand monitoring
Online Brand Enforcement
Think globally, act locally: An overview of infringement hotspots around the world
February 1, 2024
Think globally, act locally: An overview of infringement hotspots around the world
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Anti-Counterfeiting
No Cure? The brand owner’s battle to identify and stop counterfeit networks
January 31, 2024
No Cure? The brand owner’s battle to identify and stop counterfeit networks
Online Brand Enforcement Anti-Counterfeiting Celebrity Arts & Entertainment
The power of trade marks in the fashion industry
January 30, 2024
The power of trade marks in the fashion industry
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Walkers’ poppadom conundrum: when tax and IP laws meet
January 29, 2024
Walkers’ poppadom conundrum: when tax and IP laws meet
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
“And the award goes to…”: the online presence of the Oscars best-picture nominees
January 26, 2024
“And the award goes to…”: the online presence of the Oscars best-picture nominees
Online Brand Enforcement Arts & Entertainment
AI-t's raining brands: The top generative-AI brands in 2024
January 25, 2024
AI-t's raining brands: The top generative-AI brands in 2024
Online Brand Enforcement Domains AI
A point (pint?) for Aldi but the lookalikes battle goes on
January 25, 2024
A point (pint?) for Aldi but the lookalikes battle goes on
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Adidas vs. Puma: the sibling rivalry and trade mark disputes
January 24, 2024
Adidas vs. Puma: the sibling rivalry and trade mark disputes
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Once more unto the breach – bicycle brand trade mark registration is held to have been filed in bad faith as it breached a coexistence agreement
January 22, 2024
Once more unto the breach – bicycle brand trade mark registration is held to have been filed in bad faith as it breached a coexistence agreement
Trademarks Sport Disputes
Seek and ye shall (not necessarily) find: the dangers of relying (just) on SEO
January 19, 2024
Seek and ye shall (not necessarily) find: the dangers of relying (just) on SEO
Domains Tech Advertising
IP fishing in the Yemen
January 18, 2024
IP fishing in the Yemen
Trademarks IP basics
Coining Success: Trends in the online brand prominence and overall value of cryptocurrencies
January 16, 2024
Coining Success: Trends in the online brand prominence and overall value of cryptocurrencies
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Finance
What’s in a (nick)name? A concept: FRIDA KAHLO v FRIDU
January 15, 2024
What’s in a (nick)name? A concept: FRIDA KAHLO v FRIDU
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Searching for Google Gemini: a case study in handling false positives in brand monitoring
January 12, 2024
Searching for Google Gemini: a case study in handling false positives in brand monitoring
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
A review of the current state of the new-gTLD programme – Dot-brands
January 10, 2024
A review of the current state of the new-gTLD programme – Dot-brands
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Pass the liability to the left hand side: Dutch court finds Fruugo marketplace not liable
January 9, 2024
Pass the liability to the left hand side: Dutch court finds Fruugo marketplace not liable
Online Brand Enforcement Advertising
BUZZ! A study of the online prominence and sentiment of the top 100 global brands
January 5, 2024
BUZZ! A study of the online prominence and sentiment of the top 100 global brands
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Brand Valuation
A New Year’s makeover for fair use - just in time
January 4, 2024
A New Year’s makeover for fair use - just in time
Trademarks AI
IDN-tifying trends: insights from the set of non-Latin domain names
December 29, 2023
IDN-tifying trends: insights from the set of non-Latin domain names
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
The shape of things to .com: An overview of domain availability
December 21, 2023
The shape of things to .com: An overview of domain availability
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Wolters Kluwer Trademark Blog Article- Your image is your brand, but can your face be your trademark?
December 19, 2023
Wolters Kluwer Trademark Blog Article- Your image is your brand, but can your face be your trademark?
Trademarks Celebrity
Vans and Walmart take a big step and reach settlement over lookalike shoes
December 18, 2023
Vans and Walmart take a big step and reach settlement over lookalike shoes
Fashion Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
Brand protection return-on-investment: an overview of calculation frameworks and methodologies
December 15, 2023
Brand protection return-on-investment: an overview of calculation frameworks and methodologies
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Brand Valuation Finance
2023- What AI year! A reflection on the past year, and what the provisional AI Act might mean for intellectual property in years to come
December 14, 2023
2023- What AI year! A reflection on the past year, and what the provisional AI Act might mean for intellectual property in years to come
AI
.expert .watches .new .online .website .news (.lol!): a review of the current state of the new-gTLD programme
December 12, 2023
.expert .watches .new .online .website .news (.lol!): a review of the current state of the new-gTLD programme
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Trends in Web3- Part 3: Developments in artwork blockchain domain names
December 6, 2023
Trends in Web3- Part 3: Developments in artwork blockchain domain names
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Five lessons to learn from Netflix’s trade mark strategy
December 1, 2023
Five lessons to learn from Netflix’s trade mark strategy
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment
Finding the right size- Measuring the prominence of fashion brands online
November 28, 2023
Finding the right size- Measuring the prominence of fashion brands online
Online Brand Enforcement Fashion Domains
Watch this space - revocation actions and an appeal in the Samsung v Swatch Watch Face App trade mark fight means time is not yet up
November 21, 2023
Watch this space - revocation actions and an appeal in the Samsung v Swatch Watch Face App trade mark fight means time is not yet up
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Trends in Web3- Part 2: A look at blockchain domains
November 17, 2023
Trends in Web3- Part 2: A look at blockchain domains
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Can’t stop the Grok: domain infringements following X’s AI brand launch
November 15, 2023
Can’t stop the Grok: domain infringements following X’s AI brand launch
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech AI
Adding value to the determination of brand protection return on investment
November 10, 2023
Adding value to the determination of brand protection return on investment
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Brand Valuation
Stay On The Mark: the revocation of CS Jeans' trade mark shows the importance of consistency between trade mark registration and subsequent use
November 7, 2023
Stay On The Mark: the revocation of CS Jeans' trade mark shows the importance of consistency between trade mark registration and subsequent use
Fashion Trademarks
Kluwer article- Jaguar Land Rover prowls to victory in their opposition to the registration of an EUTM
November 2, 2023
Kluwer article- Jaguar Land Rover prowls to victory in their opposition to the registration of an EUTM
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
Harmless fun? Why liking that viral meme could be funding organised crime
October 27, 2023
Harmless fun? Why liking that viral meme could be funding organised crime
Online Brand Enforcement
Royal Berkshire Polo Club reigns over Beverley Hills Polo Club in trade mark dispute
October 24, 2023
Royal Berkshire Polo Club reigns over Beverley Hills Polo Club in trade mark dispute
Trademarks Sport Disputes
The new new-gTLDs
October 20, 2023
The new new-gTLDs
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Asics – score draw in swirl logo disputes
October 19, 2023
Asics – score draw in swirl logo disputes
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Scents and sensibility: a fragrant trade marks face-off in Prada vs Rada
October 18, 2023
Scents and sensibility: a fragrant trade marks face-off in Prada vs Rada
Trademarks Disputes Beauty
The IoTeX case: domain naming collisions and other emerging risks in the blockchain ecosystem
October 16, 2023
The IoTeX case: domain naming collisions and other emerging risks in the blockchain ecosystem
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Sport
Sanosil is the latest to be defeated by WIPO's clean sweep against retroactive bad faith
October 13, 2023
Sanosil is the latest to be defeated by WIPO's clean sweep against retroactive bad faith
Trademarks Domains Commercial Contracts
Strategies for constructing a domain-name registration and management policy
October 11, 2023
Strategies for constructing a domain-name registration and management policy
Online Brand Enforcement Domains IP basics
OI, THAT’S MINE – AI ownership and the terrible twos
October 10, 2023
OI, THAT’S MINE – AI ownership and the terrible twos
Trademarks Tech Designs & Copyright AI
“Web dot-coms but once a year”– Holiday shopping activity, Part 1:  Black Friday domains
October 6, 2023
“Web dot-coms but once a year”– Holiday shopping activity, Part 1:  Black Friday domains
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
RAGING BULLS– another score draw in bull logo disputes
October 4, 2023
RAGING BULLS– another score draw in bull logo disputes
Trademarks Sport Disputes
AI-lluminating The Legal Landscape: byte-sized considerations for AI
September 26, 2023
AI-lluminating The Legal Landscape: byte-sized considerations for AI
Trademarks Tech Designs & Copyright
.music to brand owners' ears?
September 25, 2023
.music to brand owners' ears?
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Arts & Entertainment
Wilko: a target for scams following administration
September 21, 2023
Wilko: a target for scams following administration
Online Brand Enforcement Food & Drink Domains
and exhale... Glaxo successfully annuls a Board of Appeal decision in relation to its 3D/ colour trade mark for an inhaler
September 18, 2023
and exhale... Glaxo successfully annuls a Board of Appeal decision in relation to its 3D/ colour trade mark for an inhaler
Trademarks Disputes Pharma
®YDER CUP warm up – Ryder Cup brand owners hit opponents into the rough in trade mark dispute over founder’s name
September 14, 2023
®YDER CUP warm up – Ryder Cup brand owners hit opponents into the rough in trade mark dispute over founder’s name
Trademarks Sport Disputes
The randomest domain names: entropy as an indicator of TLD threat level
September 11, 2023
The randomest domain names: entropy as an indicator of TLD threat level
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Digital Markets Act: EU confirms Big Tech ‘gatekeepers’
September 7, 2023
Digital Markets Act: EU confirms Big Tech ‘gatekeepers’
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
What’s in a name? Why the lookalike argument needs to change
September 5, 2023
What’s in a name? Why the lookalike argument needs to change
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
The Grocer article- Stobbs sets out to ‘revise thinking’ on copycats
September 5, 2023
The Grocer article- Stobbs sets out to ‘revise thinking’ on copycats
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
Attack of the Clones: How discounters are getting away with copycatting
September 5, 2023
Attack of the Clones: How discounters are getting away with copycatting
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
An ‘own goal’ or the right decision? Experts react to Lidl’s victory over Tesco
September 5, 2023
An ‘own goal’ or the right decision? Experts react to Lidl’s victory over Tesco
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
A shapely debate – Iconix v Dream Pairs
September 5, 2023
A shapely debate – Iconix v Dream Pairs
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Cloudflare: abuse policies, piracy & IP blocking
August 31, 2023
Cloudflare: abuse policies, piracy & IP blocking
Online Brand Enforcement Tech
For All The Marbles- a lack of evidence leads to Kai Collective's unsuccessful design registration invalidation action
August 25, 2023
For All The Marbles- a lack of evidence leads to Kai Collective's unsuccessful design registration invalidation action
Fashion Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Un-.zip-ping and un-.box-ing the risks associated with new TLDs
August 22, 2023
Un-.zip-ping and un-.box-ing the risks associated with new TLDs
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
New Lionesses ® and old World Cup Willie offer us some lessons about trade mark protection
August 17, 2023
New Lionesses ® and old World Cup Willie offer us some lessons about trade mark protection
Trademarks Sport Disputes
When is a Golf trolley not a golf trolley? When it’s a (VW) Golf trolley, says the UKIPO
August 16, 2023
When is a Golf trolley not a golf trolley? When it’s a (VW) Golf trolley, says the UKIPO
Trademarks Sport Disputes
The emperor's new design: a recent UK unregistered design right infringement case by KF Global Brands sets out the requirements for a successful claim
August 14, 2023
The emperor's new design: a recent UK unregistered design right infringement case by KF Global Brands sets out the requirements for a successful claim
Fashion Designs & Copyright Disputes
Lidl’s loss of faith: Lidl v Tesco puts another nail in the coffin of evergreening
August 9, 2023
Lidl’s loss of faith: Lidl v Tesco puts another nail in the coffin of evergreening
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
CITMA article- Time for discussion: a missed deadline may not have been the decider in Apple's unsuccessful opposition to a trade mark application by Apella Games
August 4, 2023
CITMA article- Time for discussion: a missed deadline may not have been the decider in Apple's unsuccessful opposition to a trade mark application by Apella Games
Trademarks Tech Disputes
X (trade)marks the spot: not a textbook example of a successful rebranding exercise
August 1, 2023
X (trade)marks the spot: not a textbook example of a successful rebranding exercise
Trademarks Domains Tech
Trends in Web3 – Part 1: A look at blockchain domains
July 26, 2023
Trends in Web3 – Part 1: A look at blockchain domains
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
A practical guide to intellectual property in the food industry
July 20, 2023
A practical guide to intellectual property in the food industry
Food & Drink IP basics
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Lidl v Tesco: We need to talk about Copyright
July 11, 2023
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Lidl v Tesco: We need to talk about Copyright
Food & Drink Trademarks Designs & Copyright
Board of Appeal sides with HAVANNA over the SOHO Group in a trade mark dispute after havin' another look at the evidence of use
July 4, 2023
Board of Appeal sides with HAVANNA over the SOHO Group in a trade mark dispute after havin' another look at the evidence of use
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark blog- a Lidl extension to Passing Off
June 28, 2023
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark blog- a Lidl extension to Passing Off
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
A practical guide to intellectual property in agriculture and the farming industry
June 7, 2023
A practical guide to intellectual property in agriculture and the farming industry
Food & Drink Trademarks IP basics
General Court does not toy with the definition of 'toys' in SIMBA/BIMBA trade mark dispute
June 2, 2023
General Court does not toy with the definition of 'toys' in SIMBA/BIMBA trade mark dispute
Trademarks Disputes Toys
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Good for the Goose: Own goal for Lidl in future lookalike cases
May 23, 2023
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- Good for the Goose: Own goal for Lidl in future lookalike cases
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Influencing the influencers: CMA and CAP issue new guidance on the use of influencers
May 16, 2023
Influencing the influencers: CMA and CAP issue new guidance on the use of influencers
Fashion Advertising Celebrity
Should brand-owners consider adding metaverse-related marks to their trade mark portfolio?
April 6, 2023
Should brand-owners consider adding metaverse-related marks to their trade mark portfolio?
Trademarks Tech Advertising
Cheers to distinctive slogans! A recent UKIPO appeal decision offers new guidance on what slogans are distinctive enough to trade mark
March 30, 2023
Cheers to distinctive slogans! A recent UKIPO appeal decision offers new guidance on what slogans are distinctive enough to trade mark
DUUUVAL cry of appeal goes unheeded by the General Court
March 22, 2023
DUUUVAL cry of appeal goes unheeded by the General Court
Trademarks Sport Disputes
Checkmate: General Court rejects Louis Vuitton’s claim of acquired distinctiveness in its chequerboard pattern
March 17, 2023
Checkmate: General Court rejects Louis Vuitton’s claim of acquired distinctiveness in its chequerboard pattern
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Silicon Valley Bank – The collapse of a premier technology bank with a premium brand
March 14, 2023
Silicon Valley Bank – The collapse of a premier technology bank with a premium brand
Tech Brand Valuation Finance
(Un)true brew? Brewdog falls foul of the ASA's advertising rules
March 9, 2023
(Un)true brew? Brewdog falls foul of the ASA's advertising rules
Food & Drink Advertising Commercial Contracts
CITMA article- Copyright claim gets lost in translation
February 28, 2023
CITMA article- Copyright claim gets lost in translation
Publishing Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Iceland the nation freezes out Iceland the supermarket in the competition for their name
February 22, 2023
Iceland the nation freezes out Iceland the supermarket in the competition for their name
Food & Drink Trademarks Travel Disputes
China proposes amendments to trade mark law
February 17, 2023
China proposes amendments to trade mark law
Trademarks
Direct liability of online hybrid marketplaces: the shoe is now on the other foot
February 14, 2023
Direct liability of online hybrid marketplaces: the shoe is now on the other foot
Fashion Trademarks Advertising
Mauritius joins international IP systems
February 9, 2023
Mauritius joins international IP systems
Trademarks IP basics
Have you got a UK address for service? An important notice to international owners of UK trade mark and design rights
February 7, 2023
Have you got a UK address for service? An important notice to international owners of UK trade mark and design rights
Trademarks IP basics
Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- CJEU rules in quartet of cases that Falsified Medicines Directive no excuse for repackaging of products
January 31, 2023
Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- CJEU rules in quartet of cases that Falsified Medicines Directive no excuse for repackaging of products
Trademarks Pharma
Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- L’Oréal is triumphant in the battle of the ‘K’ trade marks
January 25, 2023
Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- L’Oréal is triumphant in the battle of the ‘K’ trade marks
Fashion Trademarks Disputes Beauty
How Brands Can Protect Customers Against Malvertising
January 19, 2023
How Brands Can Protect Customers Against Malvertising
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Advertising
Four questions to ask yourself before registering a trade mark
January 17, 2023
Four questions to ask yourself before registering a trade mark
Trademarks IP basics
Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- A Lidl Use Goes a Long Way
December 27, 2022
Kluwer Trade Mark Blog- A Lidl Use Goes a Long Way
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Online Safety Bill to move towards lower threshold for Big Tech
December 21, 2022
Online Safety Bill to move towards lower threshold for Big Tech
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
Generation Vape; how to make sure attempts by vape brands to infringe the rights of your brand go up in smoke
December 8, 2022
Generation Vape; how to make sure attempts by vape brands to infringe the rights of your brand go up in smoke
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Anti-Counterfeiting Disputes
The Amazon UK Buy Box (non)-Claim
November 24, 2022
The Amazon UK Buy Box (non)-Claim
Advertising Commercial Contracts Disputes
Goodwill Hunting: passing off v company name complaints
November 15, 2022
Goodwill Hunting: passing off v company name complaints
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Domains
Big-Brand Fashion overthrown by ‘House of’ Passion
November 8, 2022
Big-Brand Fashion overthrown by ‘House of’ Passion
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
The General Court takes a different approach regarding The Standard of genuine use
November 2, 2022
The General Court takes a different approach regarding The Standard of genuine use
Trademarks Travel Disputes
This Week in Web3: Unstoppable Domains recalls their ‘.COIN’ extension amid pre-existing offerings by Emercoin
October 28, 2022
This Week in Web3: Unstoppable Domains recalls their ‘.COIN’ extension amid pre-existing offerings by Emercoin
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
An investigator's guide to OBE
October 26, 2022
An investigator's guide to OBE
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Anti-Counterfeiting IP basics
Family life and the law: can they coexist under one roof?
October 18, 2022
Family life and the law: can they coexist under one roof?
Countertalk Article- Demystifying Intellectual Property: trademarks, copyright and what it all means
October 14, 2022
Countertalk Article- Demystifying Intellectual Property: trademarks, copyright and what it all means
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes IP basics
What is the Digital Services Act and how will it protect brands and support online enforcement?
October 12, 2022
What is the Digital Services Act and how will it protect brands and support online enforcement?
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech Advertising
ROUGH DIAMOND- a clear cut case of a trade mark filed in bad faith
October 7, 2022
ROUGH DIAMOND- a clear cut case of a trade mark filed in bad faith
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
The in-house trademark department of 2027: preparing for an innovative future
October 6, 2022
The in-house trademark department of 2027: preparing for an innovative future
Trademarks Tech
The Purple Reign: Sweet taste of relief for Cadbury in the High Court
October 3, 2022
The Purple Reign: Sweet taste of relief for Cadbury in the High Court
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Sky and Skykick are not quite yet able to kick their trade mark dispute to the curb
September 28, 2022
Sky and Skykick are not quite yet able to kick their trade mark dispute to the curb
Trademarks Tech Arts & Entertainment Disputes
This Week in Web3: Ethereum Evolves
September 23, 2022
This Week in Web3: Ethereum Evolves
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech
An Insignificant Departure: Husqvarna’s robot lawnmower is not different enough to function as a trade mark
September 21, 2022
An Insignificant Departure: Husqvarna’s robot lawnmower is not different enough to function as a trade mark
Trademarks Automotive Tech Disputes
Here's looking at you .kids- a new generic top-level domain not to kid around with (part two)
September 13, 2022
Here's looking at you .kids- a new generic top-level domain not to kid around with (part two)
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Ballon d’Or scores consolation goal before the General Court
September 7, 2022
Ballon d’Or scores consolation goal before the General Court
Publishing Trademarks Sport Arts & Entertainment Disputes
KLUWER TRADE MARK BLOG- the eye has a tendency to see what it expects to see, but ZARA and ZANA are not confusing similar
August 31, 2022
KLUWER TRADE MARK BLOG- the eye has a tendency to see what it expects to see, but ZARA and ZANA are not confusing similar
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
CITMA Review article- the case for change
August 26, 2022
CITMA Review article- the case for change
Trademarks Disputes
Only fools infringe copyright
August 25, 2022
Only fools infringe copyright
Designs & Copyright Arts & Entertainment Disputes
How to stop trademark lookalikes
August 25, 2022
How to stop trademark lookalikes
Food & Drink Trademarks Look-a-likes Disputes
An (Irish) Road Less Travelled
August 18, 2022
An (Irish) Road Less Travelled
Trademarks Brexit Disputes Pharma
Here's looking at you .kids- a new generic top-level domain not to kid around with
August 10, 2022
Here's looking at you .kids- a new generic top-level domain not to kid around with
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Toys
Wonder Woman suffers a defeat in her battle against Unilever
August 9, 2022
Wonder Woman suffers a defeat in her battle against Unilever
Trademarks Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark blog- NFTs defined as property, but do they have value?
August 4, 2022
Wolters Kluwer Trade Mark blog- NFTs defined as property, but do they have value?
Domain Acquisitions: A Practical Guide
July 27, 2022
Domain Acquisitions: A Practical Guide
Online Brand Enforcement Domains
Kluwer Trade Mark blog- Your Tang isn't my Tang
July 21, 2022
Kluwer Trade Mark blog- Your Tang isn't my Tang
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
IPEC not the right match for the case Match Group v Muzmatch
July 19, 2022
IPEC not the right match for the case Match Group v Muzmatch
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment Disputes
Stobbs in the CITMA review- Monster mashed in trade mark opposition claim
July 14, 2022
Stobbs in the CITMA review- Monster mashed in trade mark opposition claim
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Avoiding the Bait: Phishing in Web3
July 6, 2022
Avoiding the Bait: Phishing in Web3
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Finance
What Pride means to me meets What makes us, us
June 28, 2022
What Pride means to me meets What makes us, us
Advertising
Skechers asks the question... To Disclose Or Not To Disclose?
June 23, 2022
Skechers asks the question... To Disclose Or Not To Disclose?
Fashion Designs & Copyright Disputes
No rest for Robinhood
June 16, 2022
No rest for Robinhood
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Domains Finance
Cult following for VW's campervan?
June 14, 2022
Cult following for VW's campervan?
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
GC goes ape for UK earlier rights
June 8, 2022
GC goes ape for UK earlier rights
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
Court decides that there is space for more than one Baron de Rothschild in the wine industry
June 1, 2022
Court decides that there is space for more than one Baron de Rothschild in the wine industry
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Stobbs serves against counterfeiting in the biggest raid in the UK
May 30, 2022
Stobbs serves against counterfeiting in the biggest raid in the UK
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Automotive Travel Tech Telecoms Sport Anti-Counterfeiting Finance Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Beauty Toys Pharma
What now for brand owners and IPEC?
May 26, 2022
What now for brand owners and IPEC?
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Trademarks Automotive Travel Sport Finance Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes Beauty Toys Pharma
Online Safety Bill to be introduced to stamp out fraudsters and scammers in a bid to strengthen online safety for users
May 25, 2022
Online Safety Bill to be introduced to stamp out fraudsters and scammers in a bid to strengthen online safety for users
Online Brand Enforcement Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Automotive Travel Tech Telecoms Sport Finance Arts & Entertainment Beauty Toys Pharma
How to approach the spiralling complexity of counterfeiting in China – and win
May 23, 2022
How to approach the spiralling complexity of counterfeiting in China – and win
Online Brand Enforcement Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Automotive Travel Tech Telecoms Sport Anti-Counterfeiting Finance Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Beauty Toys Pharma
IPEC disputes still involve too much evidence – why?
May 20, 2022
IPEC disputes still involve too much evidence – why?
Trademarks Disputes
Judicial reminders on how to use IPEC
May 13, 2022
Judicial reminders on how to use IPEC
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Trademarks Automotive Travel Tech Telecoms Sport Finance Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes Beauty Toys Pharma
The war on IP
May 9, 2022
The war on IP
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Trademarks Automotive Travel Tech Telecoms Sport Finance Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes Beauty Toys Pharma
Cutting out the unnecessary correspondence in IP litigation
May 5, 2022
Cutting out the unnecessary correspondence in IP litigation
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Trademarks Automotive Travel Tech Telecoms Designs & Copyright Sport Finance Celebrity Arts & Entertainment Disputes IP basics Beauty Toys Pharma
No bang for Phantom Fireworks in recent UDRP Decision
May 4, 2022
No bang for Phantom Fireworks in recent UDRP Decision
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Arts & Entertainment
Brand owners: push your lawyers to change the way they charge in IPEC
April 29, 2022
Brand owners: push your lawyers to change the way they charge in IPEC
Trademarks Disputes IP basics
World IP Day 2022- Stobbs' pick of the brands who are Innovating for a Better Future
April 26, 2022
World IP Day 2022- Stobbs' pick of the brands who are Innovating for a Better Future
Fashion Food & Drink IP basics
On World IP Day we ask: Why are IP litigation costs in England so high?
April 26, 2022
On World IP Day we ask: Why are IP litigation costs in England so high?
Trademarks Disputes IP basics
Clarity over the confusion about the CULTCAMPER trade mark
April 20, 2022
Clarity over the confusion about the CULTCAMPER trade mark
Trademarks Automotive Disputes
Cosmetics and copyright: battling the copycats
April 12, 2022
Cosmetics and copyright: battling the copycats
Designs & Copyright Disputes Beauty
Sausage rolls in Primark- whatever next? The rise of shop-in-shops
April 6, 2022
Sausage rolls in Primark- whatever next? The rise of shop-in-shops
Fashion Food & Drink Automotive Brand Extension (licensing) Commercial Contracts Beauty Toys
Not the right fit for Skechers
March 30, 2022
Not the right fit for Skechers
Fashion Trademarks Disputes
IIC Journal/ Springer Nature article- Overview of United Kingdom Trade Mark Cases 2021
March 24, 2022
IIC Journal/ Springer Nature article- Overview of United Kingdom Trade Mark Cases 2021
Fashion Food & Drink Publishing Trademarks Automotive Tech Telecoms Sport Finance Arts & Entertainment Disputes Beauty Toys Pharma
Kluwer Article- A STEALTHY acquisition leads to a valid defence in trade mark infringement proceedings
March 18, 2022
Kluwer Article- A STEALTHY acquisition leads to a valid defence in trade mark infringement proceedings
Trademarks Tech Disputes
Certification marks and fashion: making it easier to follow the sustainability trend
March 10, 2022
Certification marks and fashion: making it easier to follow the sustainability trend
Fashion Trademarks Advertising IP basics
Another roll of the dice for basmati rice
March 3, 2022
Another roll of the dice for basmati rice
Food & Drink Trademarks Disputes
Coexistence agreements: a practical guide
March 1, 2022
Coexistence agreements: a practical guide
Trademarks Commercial Contracts Disputes IP basics
Brand protection in lands unrecognised
February 24, 2022
Brand protection in lands unrecognised
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Domains Designs & Copyright Brand Valuation Anti-Counterfeiting Disputes Brand Structuring IP basics
Skullcandy survives a battle to the death between two skull trade marks
February 22, 2022
Skullcandy survives a battle to the death between two skull trade marks
Trademarks Arts & Entertainment Disputes
China joins the International Design Registration System
February 17, 2022
China joins the International Design Registration System
Designs & Copyright
Meta files a UDRP complaint to protect the Metaverse
February 15, 2022
Meta files a UDRP complaint to protect the Metaverse
Online Brand Enforcement Domains Tech Finance Disputes
NFTs: what legal issues should you be aware of?
February 11, 2022
NFTs: what legal issues should you be aware of?
Trademarks Designs & Copyright Finance Arts & Entertainment IP basics
Successful Licensing: What’s stopping you?
January 26, 2022
Successful Licensing: What’s stopping you?
Brand Extension (licensing)
But that's my name! A guide to when to use your own name for your fashion brand
January 24, 2022
But that's my name! A guide to when to use your own name for your fashion brand
Fashion Trademarks Celebrity Commercial Contracts Brand Structuring IP basics
Fake toys on Christmas? Sleigh it ain't so!
January 18, 2022
Fake toys on Christmas? Sleigh it ain't so!
Online Brand Enforcement Trademarks Anti-Counterfeiting Disputes IP basics Toys
Face race between Facebook and Financial & General Holdings
January 17, 2022
Face race between Facebook and Financial & General Holdings
Trademarks Tech Disputes