Intellectual property news and updates

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.

Tennis ace in Kellogg's trade mark battle

Australian tennis star, Thanasi Kokkinakis, has faced court action from cereal giant Kellogg following his application to trade mark his nick name in the media 'Special K' for commercial use.

Kit Kat: Nestlé loses 3D trade mark battle

Following an ongoing battle between Cadburys and Nestlé, Nestlé have lost their appeal for registration of the four-fingered Kit Kat bar. We examine the case.

Sights set overseas?

We provide a number of key points that should be considered when seeking patent, trade mark and design protection abroad.

Argos defeated in trade mark case

Last month, well-known UK retailer Argos Limited (“Argos UK”) lost an intellectual property case in the High Court against US company Argos Systems Inc. (“ASI”) over the alleged infringement of its ‘ARGOS’ trade mark.

India adopts new trade mark rules 2017

We explain India's new trade mark rules and how this will impact how India protects its intellectual property.

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