As we advised in LimeGreen IP News on Friday 24 June, the result of the UK referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU may cause some uncertainty for some time from a brand protection perspective. It is important to remember that the UK is still a member of the EU.
The referendum question has finally been answered but a myriad other questions have arisen from the ballot box. In this post we look at three questions affecting trade mark portfolios, IP contracts and the UPC. We also invite you to learn more about how Brexit could affect your business in our full post referendum report here.
In Sofa Workshop Ltd v Sofaworks Ltd the claimant’s two SOFA WORKSHOP CTMs had only been used within the UK in the relevant five year period, and so based on Judge Hacon’s finding that maintenance of a CTM requires evidence that it has been used to create or maintain a market share in more than