Background In the recent case Merck v Merck the High Court considered issues remitted by the Court of Appeal in…Read More
Category: Case Law
Daimler not playing FRAND: Nokia successfully argues licence requirements not met
Last year, we published an article on the role of Standards Essential Patents (SEPs) in the automotive industry. As discussed…Read More
Another positive step forward for brand owners seeking to enforce their rights in China
Background The Chinese Supreme People’s Court has issued a decision which brings to an end a four year long battle…Read More
Can copyright law help Brompton ride out an IP storm?
Two bicycle companies, Brompton Bicycle Limited and Get2Get, are in dispute at the Belgian Tribunal de l’entreprise de Liège over…Read More
High Court disarms ‘weaponised’ TMs in landmark ruling
‘Don’t weaponise your trade marks’ is the overarching message following the eagerly awaited High Court ruling in Sky plc v…Read More
Steps we’re taking for our Barker Brettell community
We would like to wish all of our clients and contacts our best wishes as the COVID-19 situation develops and…Read More
Shanks v Unilever: “Outstanding Benefits” for both employer and employee
After a 13 year legal battle – in which the inventor lost every previous round – the Supreme Court has…Read More
Use it or lose it: weak evidence costs McDonalds & Adidas TM rights
In a recent decision, following an application for revocation filed by Supermac’s (Holdings) Ltd, the EUIPO Cancellation Division upheld the…Read More
Keeping the faith: China amends law to combat TM squatters
As we have already reported here, many trade mark owners seeking to register their mark in China have found that…Read More
Updates to UK Trade Marks Act 1994 – how will it impact your IP protection?
Early in 2019 various changes to UK Trade Mark legislation came into force. We have outlined below some of the…Read More
The art of automotive
Many of us may be very proud of our cars; maybe we even think they are beautiful. But would anyone…Read More
What is technical?
A new referral to the European Patent Office’s highest court, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) has again raised questions…Read More