Three-stripes and you’re out: Adidas lose trade mark battle

Kate O'Rourke

Kate O'Rourke
21 Jun 2019

Adidas’ famed three-stripe logo has been deemed as lacking “distinctive character”. The General Court of the European Union (EGC) upheld the decision of.

Numbering system for re-registered design rights and comparable trade marks

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
21 Mar 2019

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis for how EU law will be converted into national law, and provides that all existing.

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
15 Feb 2019

Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and leverage the various intellectual property (IP) assets across their business..

Brexit: draft withdrawal agreement rejected

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
16 Jan 2019

Despite the continued uncertainty caused by the rejection of the draft withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament on the evening of 15 January 2019,.

The importance of Innovation Hubs in the UK's North West Region

Anna Mudge

Anna Mudge
02 Dec 2018

Life science ‘start-ups’, ‘spin-outs’ and SMEs are some of the most innovative businesses and are often based upon truly great technology and ideas..

Brexit: what does the draft withdrawal agreement mean for IP?

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
15 Nov 2018

A further step towards a withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU27 occurred on 14 November 2018 with the publication of the fully negotiated version of.

Navigating the Brexit landscape: designs

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
27 Sep 2018

Our consistent advice, which we still consider to be the best course of action, is that in order to protect design in the EU, it remains appropriate to.

ECJ provides clarity on the application of Article 8(1) of the Community Design Regulation

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
26 Apr 2018

Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), recently handed down a decision in case C-395/16 on the application of Article 8(1) of the .