Intellectual property news and updates

Changes to UK Patent Fees

The official fees for UK patents and applications are increasing from 6th April 2018.

Success for Sony in defending Vita

The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s decision to revoke Sony’s European Union trade mark “Vita” has been reversed by the General Court.

Brexit Update

We provide an update on the current situation regarding the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and what effect this will have in relation to intellectual property rights.

Riding on the Coke-tails of a trade mark’s success

We examine Coca-Cola's successful opposition against an EU trade mark which allegedly mimics the stylistic ‘tail’ which appears in their famous trade mark.

Two of Wilson Gunn’s trade mark team score top marks

Congratulations to Chris Smith and Kerry Allen who have received awards from CITMA for their achievements on their respective trade mark qualification courses.

Red Bull brought back down to earth with colour trade mark loss

The EU General Court rejected Red Bull's appeal to trade mark the combination of the colours blue and silver that appear on their packaging.

The London Taxi Company: Another Lesson in Distinctiveness and 3-D Shape Marks

In early November 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the classic black cab 3-D shape could not be registered as a trade mark.

Autumn Budget 2017

We take a look at some of the announcements made in the Autumn Budget 2017 that are likely to have an impact on innovation and intellectual property.

Wilson Gunn partner to speak at Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival

Ben Appleton is delivering an intellectual property seminar entitled 'Your Business, Your Intellectual Property, Your Future' on the 27th November.

The effect of Brexit on geographical indications

The European Commission has suggested that the UK needs to legislate to recognise the protection of food products labelled with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) as a result of Brexit.

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