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EU Trade Marks no longer enforceable in Jersey

Parties relying on EUTMs for protection of trade marks in Jersey should urgently review their…

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Supermarket Wars

In the latest battle involving supermarkets in the UK courts, Tesco has been found to…

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IP Audits

Uncover Your Hidden Assets with a Government Funded IP Audit

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NO UK ADDRESS FOR SERVICE AT THE UKIPO – WHAT’S THE RISK?

The MARCO POLO trade mark case provides a salutory warning to IP owners about the…

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CHANGE OF PRACTICE | APPOINTMENT OF A UK ADDRESS FOR SERVICE

The UKIPO has issued new guidance (TPN 2/2023) outlining changes of practice for appointment of…

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UK ADDRESS FOR SERVICE – WHY DO I NEED ONE?

The recent decision of the Appointed Person involving the YETI trade mark highlights the benefits…

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TWO (MORE) REASONS WHY TRADE MARK SEARCHING IN THE UK IS IMPORTANT

It is well known that carrying out trade mark searching before filing for or trading…

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BACK TO BASICS | INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK STRATEGY

PROTECTION CONFERRED BY REGISTERED TRADE MARK RIGHTS IS COUNTRY/REGION SPECIFIC. HOW CAN YOU ENSURE THAT…

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Last call to apply for UK rights from pending EUTM applications and designs

Deadline: 30 September 2021 As most IP owners will be aware, following the UK’s exit…

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BREXIT – Applications for Customs Action (AFAs)

An application for customs action (also known as an “Application for Action” or “AFA”) is…

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Impact of Brexit on Trade Mark Rights and Ongoing Proceedings

The transition to the UK’s exit from the EU is due to end on 31 December…

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BREXIT UPDATE – RENEWAL FEES

After the end of the transition period, EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Designs (RCDs), including…

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BACK TO BASICS | UK TRADE MARK OPPOSITION PROCEEDINGS

Opposition term A UK trade mark application (or UK designation of an international registration) may…

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Back to Basics – Trade mark Classification

UNDERSTANDING WHAT A REGISTERED TRADE MARK COVERS AND WHY YOU SHOULD THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE…

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BACK TO BASICS | TRADE MARK SEARCHING

LAUNCHING A NEW BRAND? WHY SEARCHING FOR THIRD PARTY RIGHTS FIRST IS CRUCIAL. Prior to…

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EXTENSION OF DEADLINES ON IP CASES IN VIEW OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Provisions in place for extension of deadlines at the European Patent Office, as well as…

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BACK TO BASICS | TRADE MARKS

Here we provide guidance on the types of brands that can be registered and how…

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All about the networking

INTA Day 5: we’re going online. Over the last five days of INTA’s 141st Annual…

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CHILLING NEWS FOR ICELAND’S EU TRADE MARK

Frozen-food retailer, Iceland, must have been disappointed to receive the decision of the EUIPO, earlier…

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