Intellectual property news and updates

Fishing For Assets: The Value of Intellectual Property

Kingfisher Airlines, the now-defunct Indian airline whose parent company is United Breweries Group (UB), is putting nine of its trade marks up for auction in an attempt to repay a reported Rs 7,000 crore (approximately £748 million) owed to a number of its lenders. By way of background, Kingfisher Airlines (KAL) was founded in 2003 by famous…

War of the Kylies!

Jenner tries to trademark the name ‘Kylie’... Minogue thinks she has a nerve, but does she have a right?

Community Trade Marks for 2016 – All change on 23 March

Important changes are being made to Community Trade Marks from March 23rd. Not only are they being renamed, the official fee structure is also changing. Our full report gives details on how it may affect you.

Court refuses Coca-Cola Trade Mark Application for bottle shape

Senior Associate, Simon Church, discusses the recent decision on the Coca-Cola bottle shape Trade Mark Application

The Digital Era: Protecting Mobile Apps

Partner, David Slattery, discusses how to protect Mobile Apps.

Wilson Gunn and China British Business Council pair up for informative intellectual property event

Wilson Gunn host an event with the China British Business Council to highlight the importance of intellectual property protection

Courts refuse K-Swiss Trade Mark application

Designer shoe label refused trade mark application. Wilson Gunn discusses the full case.

Community Trade Marks for 2016 - All change!

Community Trade Marks are set to change this year - get all the details here.

IP Scammers Ordered to Pay Maximum Penalty

Court finds that scammers deliberately set out to deceive proprietors into thinking that their letters and invoices were issued by the UK IPO, ordering maximum penalty for trademark infringement and passing off.

Halloumi trade mark in meltdown as courts reject application

In 2013, the Republic of Cyprus applied to the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) for registration of two community trade marks, HALLOUMI and XAΛΛOYMI, for cheese, milk and milk products. As will probably be well known, HALLOUMI and XAΛΛOYMI designate a particular type of cheese originally created in Cyprus. OHIM originally…

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