‘Heartfulness’ – a lesson in distinctiveness
EU General Court decision confirms that a trade mark Applicant’s creativity does not automatically guarantee distinctiveness.
The MONOPOLY trade mark case and the ramifications for the practice of evergreening
Clarification on bad faith challenges to trade mark registrations before the EUIPO.
An Update on Geographical Indications Post-Brexit
As the finale of the Brexit saga draws near it is high time for IP rights holders to make sure that they will not be caught out by the proposed changes to the various IP regimes.
Colour trade mark protection in the fashion industry
Colour inevitably plays a central role in fashion—and public attitudes about fashion—from Coco Chanel’s iconic little black dress to Meryl Streep’s unforgettable cerulean sweater monologue in The Devil Wears Prada to the collective journalistic...
15 IP Tips For The Fashion Business
Check out our top 15 intellectual property tips for fashion businesses. Following these tips will propel your fashion business to the top and protect you against many of the current IP pitfalls.
Moving Times – motion and other non-traditional trade marks
At the beginning of 2019, UK Trade Mark law was updated in order to implement EU Directive 2015/2436 and to further harmonise the laws of the EU Member States.