Case reports

Lost at Sea – Notorious La Mer Registration Successfully Sunk In a decision just issued, a trade mark registration, which survived sustained litigation over the course of 7 years around the turn of the century, has finally been revoked for non-use.
January 2017
Is My Computer-Implemented Invention Patentable? Patent law has had to develop significantly since its inception in order to keep pace with changing technologies...
December 2016
Seal of Approval – UK trade mark profession receives Royal Charter The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) is the professional membership organisation representing the interests of...
November 2016
Conde Nast prevails over Trinity. VOGUE upheld Conde Nast’s iconic VOGUE magazine has been called variously, the world’s fashion bible and the world’s arbiter of...
October 2016
Diamonds are forever – Beck Greener wins Tiffany case Cancellation No.12201 C by Tiffany & Company against EU Trade Mark Registration No. 9172164 LUCIDE
September 2016
IWATCH Out: Swatch upsets the Apple Cart Opposition No. 402874 by Swatch AG (Swatch SA)(Swatch Ltd) to British Trade Mark Application No. 3047484 IWATCH in the Name of Apple Inc.
July 2016
Case closed? The Supreme Court’s last word in Trunki design dispute, and what it means for design applicants in future Last month the Supreme Court (the most senior court in the UK) issued its long awaited judgment in PMS International...
April 2016
Comptroller washes out undefended Fujifilm patent to clean up UK Register Having issued a negative opinion on its validity, the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) has had the power...
March 2016
Court of Appeal make a song and dance over Glee trade mark dispute Comic Enterprises Ltd v Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation , [2016] EWCA Civ 41
March 2016
Prior art squeezes out common general knowledge Accord Healthcare Limited v medac Gesellschaft [2016] EWHC 24 (Pat)
February 2016