Intellectual property news and updates

Case insight: Thomas Pink Limited Vs Victoria Secret UK Limited [2014]

The claimant, Thomas Pink Limited, began trading in London in 1984. The core of its business is and has always been the sale of shirts, which are worn by professional people. Thomas Pink has grown and diversified and today the business involves selling goods other than shirts including either items of clothing and accessories. All the goods…

Wilson Gunn Strengthens Team

Our team continues to expand as we welcome three new recruits to Wilson Gunn. New associate, Sarah Dacre, and trainee, Agnes Chu, join our trade marks team and new associate, Neal Pollock, joins our patents team. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and a fresh perspective.

EU trade mark registrations for shop designs

The Court of Justice of the EU recently ruled that shop and store designs and layouts may be protectable by registered trade marks.

Will marketers bite off more than they can chew at this year’s World Cup?

In anticipation of this year’s World Cup, Brazil enacted the “General World Cup Law” in 2012 which affected the use of its trade marks.

Can you afford not to protect your intellectual property?

Many UK SMEs are unaware of their intellectual property rights, with most failing to take advantage of benefits arising from their valuable IP assets. We help to summarise some IP options.

Passing off: Moroccanoil vs Aldi

A recent trade mark ruling showed that Moroccanoil Israel Limited (“MIL”) had failed to establish passing off because the evidence did not support any likelihood of a misrepresentation by Aldi Stores Limited (“Aldi”).

Is your Chinese trade mark registration still valid?

Changes to trade mark law in China may mean that if you manufacture branded goods in China only for export your Chinese trade mark registration could be vulnerable to cancellation on the grounds of non-use.

New .london domain name launches

On April 29 the new .london domain name went live represents an exciting opportunity for businesses and individuals to directly associate themselves and trade marks with London.

The Advocate General Mengozzi offers Medion clarification

The Medion decision plays a part in the Bimbo Doughnuts case vs. Doghnuts case, saying that the case law surrounding Medion had been interpreted more widely than intended.

Should I register a trade mark in colour or black and white?

There have been some changes to trade mark practice which have implications for brand owners of black-and-white trade marks, particularly those who have registered their marks in black and white but only use them in colour.

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