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November

2019

boult.bites TM Autumn 2019

In this issue, we update you on important developments in the industry; a reversed Board of Appeal decision by the General Court; an important case for brand owners; and general updates TM team and firm updates.

July

2019

boult.bites TM Summer 2019

In this edition we take a look at the EUIPO’s decision on the invalidity of a three-stripe mark by Adidas; G4S PLC’s successful opposition to an application by F & G Kites Limited; a useful reminder of the evidence required when defending a registration that has been challenged on the grounds of non-use; the 4th Latin American country that will be joining the Madrid Protocol; and a new rule introduced by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

May

2019

boult.bites TM Spring 2019

Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant

January

2019

boult.bites TM – Winter 2019

In this edition we caution brand owners about applications by Gleissner; look at a modern day David and Goliath story involving McDonald’s and Irish rival Supermac’s; cover recent changes to UK TM law to be aware of; Canada’s new trade mark law coming into force later this year; and the latest developments in the Cadbury V Nestlé chocolate wars.

November

2018

boult.bites TM – Autumn 2018

In this edition we talk more about the opening of our new office in Madrid, preparing your trade mark filings in light of Brexit, learning from Puma’s leaping cat case about taking decisions on reputation earlier on, and the new opposition procedures in Argentina that came into force last month.

June

2018

boult.bites TM – Summer 2018

Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant

January

2018

boult.bites TM – New Year 2018

In this New Year issue of boult.bites we take a look at the issues of descriptiveness and distinctiveness when it comes to securing trade mark protection, as demonstrated by Pizza Express Limited’s recent failed attempt to register ‘PizzaExpress’ as an EU trademark; a reminder about taking into account PDO’s when selecting a trade mark, as cider brand “Applesecco” recently discovered when their trade mark was opposed by Prosecco, a registered PDO; what constitutes ‘genuine use’ and the importance of proprietors keeping evidence banks in case of revocation action, as demonstrated by two recent rulings handed down by the EU General Court; and Indonesia becoming the latest country to join the Madrid Protocol.

September

2017

boult.bites TM – Autumn 2017

In this issue of boult.bites we cover: Thailand becoming the 99th member of the Madrid Protocol, Brewdog Plc’s failed attempt to register the phrase ELVIS JUICE; a breakthrough for China and the EU in coming to an agreement on the protection of GI’s; and, finally, BMW’s appeal against the decision taken concerning the use of their marks by TLL.

September

2017

boult.bites Biotech – Autumn 2017

The ten minute read that highlights topical issues for bio and life science sector participants

June

2017

boult.bites TM – Summer 2017

In this edition of Boult. bites, we look back INTA 2017; we look at what constitutes ‘similar and/or complementary good and services’; we advise on maintaining trade mark rights in the EU, and finally highlight an often overlooked ground of revocation that trade mark owners should be aware of.