Intellectual property news and updates

“La Mafia” restaurant chain denied EU trade mark

The Spanish restaurant chain cannot trade mark their name as the EU General Court deem it inappropriate. We consider this and look at other similar examples.

Recordal of a Transfer of a European Patent Application

The European Patent Office guidelines have been updated concerning the recordal of a transfer of a European patent application.

Doceram v CeramTec - The exclusion of designs dictated solely by technical function

We take a look at the recent key decision made by the CJEU in the Doceram v CeramTec case, as well as considering other previous design cases that have resulted in the exclusion of designs based solely on technical function.

EUIPO call time on Crocs' registered designs

The General Court has ruled that Crocs' registered design is invalid. We highlight the lessons to be learnt.

UK ratifies the Hague Agreement on industrial designs

With the UK’s ratification of the Hague Agreement, from 13 June 2018 UK applicants can obtain a UK registered design right directly via the Hague system.

Brexit Update: The publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

We analyse the European Union's proposals announced within the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.


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