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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Make Your Mark Spring 2013

IN THIS ISSUE
introduction

NOW WE ARE 28

Croatia will become the latest member of the European fold on 1 July 2013, when it finally accedes to the European Union.​With Croatia's accession the number of EU member...

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uk court diary 

GETTING GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION

"A trade mark may consist of any sign capable of being represented graphically". This requirement for trade mark registration under Section 1(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1...

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Exclusion Clauses - How Far Do They Go?

Amendment by way of a limitation or exclusion of goods is an effective way of distinguishing your trade mark application from a prior application or registration of anoth...

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Surveys: Is There Any Point?

Historically, trade mark surveys have had something of a bad press. Judges have been quick to criticise the quality of survey evidence, frequently due to the leading natu...

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To Stay or Not to Stay

Legal proceedings in IP matters are sometimes brought in order that parties have some form of commercial certainty that they are free to operate without attack from a thi...

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news

Snippets Spring 2013

Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft (Pelikan) is a German supplier of writing instruments, stationery and printing materials. They employ a distinctive combination of the word ...

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european perspectives

Viva la Difference? Well, Not Always.

It is never a surprise for us to hear that a trade mark owner is using its registered mark in a different form to that in which it was registered. In Bernhard Rintisch v ...

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What Constitutes Genuine Use of a CTM? THE JURY RE...

The recent judgment in ONEL has provided guidance on what factors should be considered when determining whether there has been genuine use of a CTM in the Community. In r...

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Application by an Agent? Better Have That Consent

In today's climate, businesses are extending their trade to more than one territory by way of distributors, agents and other parties that enable their products to find th...

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CTMS AND REGISTERED DESIGNS IN CONFLICT in Herbert...

It is now well established that the validity of Community Designs can be challenged, under Article 25 of the CD Regulation (Regulation 6/2002/EC), on the basis of earlier...

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Jenkins news & out and about

News Spring 2013

We are pleased to announce that Theresa Castle has joined Jenkins as an Associate. Theresa obtained a postgraduate certificate in Trade Mark Law from Queen Mary, Universi...

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