Intellectual property news and updates

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.

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.

Indonesia becomes 100th member state to join the Madrid Protocol

We detail the changes this will have on Indonesian brand owners and foreign enterprises looking to cover Indonesia as part of their international registrations.

Wilson Gunn successfully maintain status in Legal 500 Rankings

Wilson Gunn has maintained its position as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500 2017 national rankings.

Velcro begs consumers ‘Don’t say Velcro’

Velcro Companies has released a music video which aims to educate the public on the proper use of their VELCRO® trade mark.

Supreme Court confirm that selling 'grey market' goods can be a criminal offence

The Supreme Court has confirmed that grey market goods fall under section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and therefore sellers may face criminal liability

Thailand joins the international trade mark system

The government of Thailand signed up to the Madrid Protocol on 7 August 2017, making Thailand the 99th member of the Madrid trade mark system.

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.

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