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OHIM renamed European Union Intellectual Property Office

As part of a package of reforms of EU trade mark law, OHIM (also known as the CTM Office) has now been renamed the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).  New terminology will also ..

Article 28(8) Declarations: Do you own a CTM filed before 22 June 2012? Does its specification include an entire Nice class heading? If you have answered yes to both these questions, read on………

Trade mark registrations do not provide blanket protection for all goods/services, only the goods/services listed in the specification. The interpretation of those specifications and identifying exact..

Fast Track Patent Prosecution at the EPO

Fast Track Patent Prosecution at the EPO Patent applicants are sometimes frustrated by the time it can take the European Patent Office (EPO) to process their application. However it is possible to ..

The Glee Club Wins but What About Series Trade Marks?

The English owner of THE GLEE CLUB trade mark achieves victory against Twentieth Century Fox - but significant questions of law about series trade marks remain. Comic Enterprises Limited opened a s..

Brexit: its impact on trade marks in the UK

David Cameron’s attempt to renegotiate a new settlement between Britain and the other 27 countries of the EU is a hot-news topic, but very little has been written about the impact of a Brexit on Tra..

Success at Southern Manufacturing!

Tom Faulkner and Nick Bennett have just completed an excellent three days attending the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition at Farnborough.  We’ve made several interesting new conta..