Intellectual property news and updates

Brexit Update: Creation of comparable UK rights to existing EU trade marks and community designs

What will the changes to UK trade mark and community design rights be after the Brexit transition period?

UKIPO announces end of interrupted days period

The extension of deadlines, in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will end on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Red Bull v Big Horn: the dangers of free riding and bulls

Horns clash as Red Bull accuses Big Horn of free riding on its brand reputation.

UPDATE: EPO and EUIPO deadline extensions

Extensions are available to assist businesses affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

UKIPO declares ‘interrupted days’ to help with impact of COVID-19

The UKIPO has declared 24 March 2020 and all subsequent days until further notice, 'interrupted days'.

Sky v SkyKick

On 29 January 2020, the CJEU issued an eagerly awaited decision in the case of Sky v SkyKick.

Wilson Gunn advises Daky International Limited in trade mark dispute with Debenhams

DAKY and Debenhams Retail Limited have reached a resolution over an ongoing trade mark dispute.

Brexit Update - The UK leaves the EU

The UK will leave the EU at 23.00 GMT today, and enter into a transition period currently due to end on 31 December 2020.

VOGUE v VOGA: EUIPO Board of Appeal decision on whether a new defence can be introduced at the appeal stage

Can a new defence be introduced at the appeal stage of a trade mark cancellation?

AMS Neve v Heritage Audio: The jurisdiction of EU member states and online trade mark infringement

We provide the background, a summary and give our take on the recent case of AMS Neve v Heritage Audio at the CJEU.

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