Intellectual property news and updates

The European Parliament votes in favour of controversial changes to EU copyright law

The EU has voted on copyright reform, the European Parliament has now voted in favour of the controversial articles 11 and 13. We explain the details of these changes to EU copyright law.

Nestlé loses in battle to trade mark the shape of its four finger Kit Kat

Nestlé have been denied in their legal battle with Mondelēz concerning whether the four-finger Kit Kat bar shape constitutes a trade mark that has acquired distinctive character in the EU.

CJEU dismisses EUIPO appeal in Puma trade mark dispute

Should the EUIPO be bound by its previous decision-making practice? We take a look at the CJEU’s recent decision in Puma’s cat fight.

Trade Marks – Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, Google AdWords and Domain Names

We look into IP policies of sites such as Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Twitter and Google AdWords and consider how you can protect your brands online.

‘Live’ Blocking Orders – Football Association Premier League v BT

The High Court awards the FAPL with an extension to their 'live' blocking order.

Canada joins the Hague Agreement

Canada becomes the 69th member of the Hague Union.

Controversial changes to EU copyright law put on hold by EU parliament

The European Union Parliament has side-lined the contentious EU Copyright Directive.

Prosecco industry claws away "PAWSECCO" trade mark

"PAWSECCO" trade mark application is refused by the UKIPO after the mark was opposed by the organisation responsible for protecting Prosecco's PDO.

European Union commission notice highlights impact of Brexit in the field of copyright

We highlight the changes to copyright that will come into place due to the UK's withdrawal from the EU by April 2019

Smells like... "PLAY-DOH?"

Hasbro successfully register the distinctive scent as a US Trade Mark.

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