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You cannot hold a candle to CLARIDGE'S mark: Claridge's Hotel Limited v Claridge Candles Limited

By | 17 Oct 2019

This article looks at the decision in Claridge's Hotel Limited v Claridge Candles Limited [2019] EWHC 2003 (IPEC), in which IPEC ruled that the defendants had infringed and passed-off the well-known hotel's trade marks.

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10 Things you need to know about medicinal cannabis in the UK

10 Things you need to know about medicinal cannabis in the UK

By and | 17 Jul 2019

Regulations and attitudes to medicinal cannabis are shifting rapidly, with a raft of key decisions recently published and more in the pipeline. Here, we summarise some of the most important developments in the medicinal cannabis market and what these mean for businesses looking at this area.

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CJEU confirms descriptiveness of German company's mark for financial services

By | 04 Jul 2019

This article looks at the CJEU's decision in VM Vermögens-Management GmbH v EUIPO (Case C 653/17) in which the court agreed that VERMÖGENSMANUFAKTUR was descriptive for financial services.

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Giving customers 'exactly' what they want – intellectual property & consumer rights issues in customisation

By | 18 Jun 2019

In recent years we have seen more businesses finding innovative solutions to offer their customers exactly what they are looking for, whether that’s through a product customisation service or the use of artificial intelligence searches.

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Another blow for HBO as opposition against GAME OF VAPES fails

By | 05 Jun 2019

This article looks at the UK IPO's decision in which Game of Thrones producer's opposition to the registration of GAME OF VAPES for tobacco products failed.

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Crying wolf: Is access to IP justice open to all?

Crying wolf: Is access to IP justice open to all?

By | 03 Jun 2019

After a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan's claim to have designed the football club's badge was thrown out of the High Court in May, Fieldfisher intellectual property partner, John Linneker*, examines why this case fell down and how the court system caters for individual claimants.

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General Court: appeals against reasons included in decision for sake of completeness are ineffective

By | 09 Apr 2019

This article looks at the EU General Court's decision in Ilhan v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-785/17, 24 January 2019), concerning the registration of the EU trade mark BIG SAM SPORTSWEAR COMPANY, which was found to be invalid.

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General Court: incorrect ground need not lead to annulment of measure

By | 01 Mar 2019

This article looks at the EU General Court's decision in Turbo-K International v European Union Intellectual Property (EUIPO) (Case T-671/17, 17 January 2019) concerning a successful opposition to the trade mark TURBO-K on the basis of unregistered UK rights.

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Frank Industries v. Nike: IPEC takes modern approach to assessment of consumer perception

By | 22 Nov 2018

This article looks at the decision in Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV ([2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch)) concerning a dispute over the claimant's LNDR trade marks for clothing.

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