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UKIPO responds to consultation on implementing Trade Marks Directive

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

Trade mark protection planning in the Brexit world

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. 

CTM: Sofa workshop sets new interpretation for geographical extent of genuine use

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