Tags » Trade Marks

Case Law: Cartier v BSkyB, Website blocking orders against ISPs upheld - Kaisa Patsalides

On 6 July 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, ( 1,206 more words


BREXIT – what happens to UK and EU Intellectual Property Rights...?

Well in reality, it will be business as usual for at least the next 2 years.  During that period the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) will work with the UK Government to negotiate for the best outcome for intellectual property rights holders. 274 more words


IP in the UK after the Brexit Referendum

On 23 June 2016 the UK public voted in favour of the UK leaving the EU (commonly referred to as ‘Brexit’). If and when the UK formally starts the exit procedure, there will be at least a two-year negotiation period before the exit itself occurs. 1,281 more words


Eye D (Case review O/094/16 - Opposition & Invalidity)

This post contains a case review of O/094/16 (EYE D) Opposition – 10 February 2016; O/094/16 (EYE D) Invalidity – 10 February 2016.


The matter concerns Vision Care At Home Limited (‘VCH’) and Visioncall Limited (‘VL’), both concerned with eye care passports or reports primarily aimed at care homes for the elderly to assist staff in identifying the correct glasses to be worn by those being cared for. 499 more words

Trade Marks

Bad Faith and Trade Marks in China

As IPcopy discussed back in 2013, Trade Mark Squatting has long been a concern of European businesses considering entering the Chinese market. Too often, European brands which have not registered their trade marks in China at the earliest possible stage, find that their trade marks are already registered to third parties without a legitimate interest in the mark by the time China features as a potential market in their business plans. 502 more words

General Interest

Simply не обладает различительной способностью

Удачный выбор товарного знака – это одна из составляющих коммерческого успеха товара или услуги. Как корабль назовешь, так он и поплывет.

Кроме того, что товарный знак должен легко запоминаться и вызывать у потребителя взрыв положительных ассоциаций, он должен также отвечать определенным законом критериям.

различительная способность

The Special One - Trade Marks and Image Rights

It has been widely reported in the general press in the last few days that ‘image rights’ issues have delayed the signing of the contract that brought Jose Mourinho to Manchester United as its next manager, following the departure of Louis van Gaal. 482 more words

General Interest