TM Brexit notice for UK TM owners
Proprietors of national trade mark applications/registrations in the United Kingdom (UK) need to consider the protection they require post-Brexit. Currently, it is looking like the UK may cease to be a member state of the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. In this event, as of 30 March 2019, national UK trade mark rights...
Brexit: Guidance from the UKIPO
On 16 January 2019, the UKIPO published a summary guide to Brexit and the impact on IP on the Gov.uk website here. The guide has embedded links to more detailed reports, including a Trade Mark report which was updated on 17 January 2019. It is still possible that an orderly withdrawal will be negotiated, which will...
New Year, new UK trade mark regulations
UK trade mark regulation No. 825 came into force on 14 January 2019, implementing the 2015 EU Trade Mark Directive. Most of the amendments are familiar as the changes have already occurred in relation to EUTMs but this is a good point to refresh our understanding of the new provisions. Proof of use in trade...
Big Mac, big problem
EUIPO Revocation No 14 788 C Supermac’s (Holdings) Ltd v McDonald’s International Property Company, Ltd The EUIPO’s Cancellation Division has just issued a decision in case No 14 788 C, revoking McDonald’s EUTM registration No 62 638 for BIG MAC in classes 29, 30 and 42 in its entirety on the grounds of non-use. Supermac applied to revoke the BIG MAC registration on...
UK Supreme Court confirms plausibility requirement for sufficiency of second medical use claims
In a long awaited judgement the UK Supreme Court today confirmed that a second medical use claim is only considered sufficiently disclosed insofar as a patent is considered to make the claimed use plausible. This case concerned Warner-Lambert’s EP0934061 patent which included second medical use claims directed to pregabalin for the treatment of pain (claim...
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PTMG Autumn Conference 2018, Dubrovnik
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32nd Marques Annual Conference
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Pregabalin: Where stand plausibility, Swissform claims, late amendment and more?, November, London
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Wellcome Trust PhD Student Alumni Symposium, June 2018
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37th Annual ECTA Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2018
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Young Professional Industry Experience IP mini Master Class, London , June 2018
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More Than Just a Game, London, April 2018
INTA 140th Annual Meeting
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The Warner-Lambert v. Actavis at The Supreme Court: Potential Implications on the Patent Infringement Landscape,” July
Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant
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.
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.
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