Intellectual property news and updates

“La Mafia” restaurant chain denied EU trade mark

The Spanish restaurant chain cannot trade mark their name as the EU General Court deem it inappropriate. We consider this and look at other similar examples.

Brexit Update: The publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

We analyse the European Union's proposals announced within the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.

Success for Sony in defending Vita

The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s decision to revoke Sony’s European Union trade mark “Vita” has been reversed by the General Court.

Riding on the Coke-tails of a trade mark’s success

We examine Coca-Cola's successful opposition against an EU trade mark which allegedly mimics the stylistic ‘tail’ which appears in their famous trade mark.

Two of Wilson Gunn’s trade mark team score top marks

Congratulations to Chris Smith and Kerry Allen who have received awards from CITMA for their achievements on their respective trade mark qualification courses.

The London Taxi Company: Another Lesson in Distinctiveness and 3-D Shape Marks

In early November 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the classic black cab 3-D shape could not be registered as a trade mark.

Wilson Gunn partner to speak at Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival

Ben Appleton is delivering an intellectual property seminar entitled 'Your Business, Your Intellectual Property, Your Future' on the 27th November.

The effect of Brexit on geographical indications

The European Commission has suggested that the UK needs to legislate to recognise the protection of food products labelled with the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) as a result of Brexit.

Indonesia becomes 100th member state to join the Madrid Protocol

We detail the changes this will have on Indonesian brand owners and foreign enterprises looking to cover Indonesia as part of their international registrations.

Wilson Gunn successfully maintain status in Legal 500 Rankings

Wilson Gunn has maintained its position as a leading patent and trade mark firm in The Legal 500 2017 national rankings.


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