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1 June



UEFA victorious in EURO 2008 trade mark challenge

UEFA, the European football body behind EURO 2008 and previous European Football Championships has successfully fought off a challenge to the registration of its EURO 2008 trade mark.

1 May



Google’s Change in AdWords Trade Mark Protection

As a result of a series of recent UK Trade Mark decisions, Google has announced plans to relax its policy relating to the protection of registered trade marks used in AdWords.

1 May



Victor Andrew Wilson v Yahoo! UK Ltd & Another [2008] EWHC 361 (Ch)

The High Court has cleared Yahoo! of trade mark infringement in a case relating to keywords and sponsored search results.

1 January



UK Courts Permit Claims to Computer Programs

A recent judgement of the UK Patents Court (Citation No. [2008] EWHC 85 (Pat)) has reaffirmed the practice of granting patents to a computer program for performing a method provided that the method itself is patentable.

29 June





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.

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

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.

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