Following the UK government’s notice on trade marks and designs if there is no Brexit deal (the “Notice”) and the increasing likelihood of the UK leaving the EU with no deal as to the future trading arrangements with the EU, clients should be reviewing their trade mark and designs portfolios now and reconsidering their brand
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published its response to its consultation on the implementation of the Trade Marks Directive 2015 (the “Directive”), which ran from the 19th of February to the 16th of April of this year. The consultation focused on the proposed wording of the draft Trade Marks Regulations 2018 (which will
The UKIPO has issued a consultation paper on the implementation of the EU Trade Mark Directive 2015 (the “Directive”), which is required to be implemented into UK law by 14 January 2019. The government is seeking the views of interested parties on the draft SI (The Trade Marks Regulations 2018) that will enact the changes
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