Intellectual property news and updates

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.

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.

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.

Implementation of 2017 EU Trade Mark Reforms

From 1 October 2017 there will be three main areas of change to EU trade mark regulations; Graphical Representation, EU Certification Marks and Procedural changes.

Pirelli fails to obtain European trade mark

The European Union General Court has denied Pirelli's recent trade mark request regarding the curved strips on their tyres.

Louboutin's red sole trade mark in another legal battle

A recent opinion from the Advocate General (AG) potentially signals bad news for the fashion brand's Benelux trade mark.

The EU Trade Secrets Directive

We look at how the EU Trade Secrets Directive will impact upon the member states of the EU and how far trade secrets go to protecting innovations.

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