Pushing the boundaries: clips of cricket matches infringe copyright

Intellectual Property Bulletin & Alert

Intellectual Property Bulletin & Alert

European Commission announces plans on content portability and wider copyright reform

The European Commission announces proposals relating to the modernisation of EU copyright rules

09 December 2015

CUSHE mark invalidated due to a likelihood of confusion with SHE

The General Court has considered the principles to apply when considering conflicting marks in the fashion sector.

09 November 2015

Sparkling result for Roederer in trade mark case

Roederer has been successful in a trade mark infringement case relating to Cristal champagne.

05 November 2015

UK Government consults again on copyright term for industrially produced artistic works

UK Government issues fresh consultation on timing of repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988.

Lacoste’s iconic crocodile prevails against caiman sign in the General Court

The EU General Court upholds Lacoste's opposition to caiman logo.

07 October 2015

An end to 'figurative figleaves'?

OHIM and National Offices issue common practice on figurative marks.

07 October 2015

Yves Saint Laurent defends validity of handbag design

The General Court has rejected H&M’s challenge to YSL’s handbag Community design.

01 October 2015

Court of Justice rules on Kit Kat reference relating to shape marks and acquired distinctiveness

Court of Justice issues guidance on registrability of shape marks and acquired distinctiveness.

22 September 2015

All change for EU trade marks? Highlights of the reform package

Changes to EU trade mark practice are likely to be implemented from 2016 onwards as part of a package of reform.

01 September 2015

Duelling Ukuleles and Sofa Workshops

Two decisions from the IPEC demonstrate the value of a claim in passing off, and in national trade mark registrations.

10 July 2015

EU trade mark reform on the horizon

An edited version of this article appeared in Intellectual Property Magazine's June 2015 issue. Shortly after publication, the agreed texts of the re-cast Trade Marks Directive and new 更多

23 June 2015