Intellectual property news and updates

Wilson Gunn recognised in The Legal 500 rankings

Wilson Gunn has been named as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500 2021 national rankings.

‘THE ROYAL BUTLER’ trade mark opposed by The Queen

The trade mark was refused on the basis that it may falsely lead consumers to believe the applicant has Royal patronage or consent.

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.

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