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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 2016

MAke Your MArk Spring 2016

Highlights this Issue

  • Name changes for the CTM and the CTM office

  • The TVR Automotive Ltd v TVR Italia Srl case

  • Why the EUIPO refused the register the Caffé Nero trade mark

  • Swimwear wars

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All Change For The EUTM Express

On 23 March 2016 a number of changes to EU trade mark law and practice were introduced or were listed for subsequent introduction, following the implementation of Regulat...

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“One is the Magic Number”…So ...

The much debated question of what constitutes genuine use of a CTM reared its ugly head once again in Europe’s General Court in a recent case TVR Automotive Ltd v TVR Ita...

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Black Coffee Is Now Not Strong Enough for EUIPO

Caffè Nero styles itself as a European coffee house brand. It is one of the leading coffee shops in the UK - the striking blue and black sign graces high streets througho...

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Ispeed Crash

Speedo International is a manufacturer and distributor of swimwear and swim-related accessories, such as goggles. The company was founded over a century ago in Sydney, Au...

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Introduction

Introduction

Just as we were going to press, a new Trade Mark Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 was being introduced (23 March 2016). This long awaited upgrading of EU trade mark law will...

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European Perspectives

All Change For The EUTM Express

On 23 March 2016 a number of changes to EU trade mark law and practice were introduced or were listed for subsequent introduction, following the implementation of Regulat...

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“One is the Magic Number”…So ...

The much debated question of what constitutes genuine use of a CTM reared its ugly head once again in Europe’s General Court in a recent case TVR Automotive Ltd v TVR Ita...

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Black Coffee Is Now Not Strong Enough for EUIPO

Caffè Nero styles itself as a European coffee house brand. It is one of the leading coffee shops in the UK - the striking blue and black sign graces high streets througho...

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News

Snippets

In August 2015, the Dismaland Bemusement Park, a temporary arts project organised by the British street artist Banksy, opened to the public in the English seaside resort ...

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In the UK Office

Ispeed Crash

Speedo International is a manufacturer and distributor of swimwear and swim-related accessories, such as goggles. The company was founded over a century ago in Sydney, Au...

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​UK Court Diary

London Taxi Blank

Is an iconic shape always distinctive? Surely the answer must be “yes”. But according to Mr Justice Arnold, in an epic 299-paragraph ruling (The London Taxi Corporation L...

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Four-Fingered Folly

On 20 January 2016, the Chancery Division of the High Court issued its judgment (2016 EWHC 50(Ch)) on the latest appeal concerning Nestlé’s trade mark application (no. ...

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Cristal Clear Infringement

Louis Roederer is a well-known producer of champagne. Their flagship product is the exclusive and expensive Cristal wine. This (Cristal) champagne was developed by Roeder...

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Out and About

Jenkins News

New Arrival: Sarah Barber Sarah graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008 with a degree in English Law and French Law (LLB), the penultimate year of which she ...

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