Intellectual property news and updates

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.

Brexit - Update

We provide a brief update on the potential impact of a No-Deal Brexit on intellectual property in the UK.

Wilson Gunn highly ranked in The Legal 500 rankings

Wilson Gunn have been ranked in tier two for trade marks and tier 3 for patents in the Legal 500 rankings with commendations for multiple key attorneys.

LEGO v Lepin: Battle of the Blocks

The LEGO Group has opposed a UK trade mark registration filed by copycat Chinese manufacturer, Lepin.

Wilson Gunn ranks in the top ten for UK trade mark filings

Wilson Gunn are one of the top firms in the UK according to filing figures published by CITMA.

Neymar scores in recent trade mark dispute

The European General Court has upheld a decision from 2016 that Carlos Moreira acted in 'bad faith' trying to trademark the name of footballer Neymar.

SMEs with intellectual property rights more likely to experience high growth

The EPO and EUIPO have published a report finding that SMEs that have IPRs are more likely to experience high growth. We look at the details of the report.

Liverpool FC beats Lotto Sport Italia in trade mark dispute

Liverpool Football Club have successfully defended two TM registrations against an opposition from the Italian sportswear manufacturer Lotto Sport Italia S.p.A.

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