Brand names and logos may be some of the most valuable assets that a company owns. Consumers recognise these as signs of high-quality or excellent reputation and therefore protection against others using the same or a similar trade mark is crucial. At Schlich, we assist our clients in obtaining trade mark protection for their names and logos and using their registered trade marks to safeguard their goodwill which has resulted from considerable investments. From pre-filing searches to maintenance and enforcement, we are here for all your trade mark needs.
In an ever-increasingly international world, global trade mark protection is becoming more and more important. At Schlich, our attorneys have experience in obtaining and enforcing trade mark registrations not only in the UK, but also Internationally including Europe, the US and China. In particular, our attorneys are highly competent at proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and also work closely with trade mark attorneys in other jurisdictions to resolve international trade mark disputes.
Read the latest insights from the Schlich team reporting recent cases and updates to trade mark law.
Delivering justice efficiently means that overlapping or concurrent proceedings should be minimized, and also thus avoiding conflicting judgements. In this case of proceedings for the “VOGUE” trade mark a German District court correctly used its international jurisdiction in considering identical infringements in Germany and Poland.
Emojis are perceived by the public as providing an emotional reference and not an indication of the source of goods or services. As a result, an emoji cannot act as a trade mark and cannot be registered as such.
When the UK left the European Union, the UKIPO granted comparable UK rights for all existing EU trade mark and design registrations. No UK address for service was required for a period of 3 years from the date of the UK’s departure from the EU. However, the end of this 3-year period is approaching and rights holders are strongly advised to appoint a UK address for service by 1 January 2024.
This recent High Court decision on the infringement of a well-known supermarket logo, serves as a reminder of the strength of reputation in relation to UK trade marks as well as the often overlooked value of unregistered intellectual property rights.
In this long-running battle between Cadbury and Nestle, the former has not been successful in defending its trade marks for Pantone 2685C (their signature purple). However, in the UK High Court, there appears to have been some progress for Cadbury.
Global Trade Mark Services Ltd (GTS) filed two trade mark applications in early 2021, for the marks below in relation to ‘clothing, footwear, headgear’ in class 25.
The CJEU is set to consider whether the operator of an online marketplace may be held liable for infringement when a third party advertises goods bearing a trade mark without the authorisation of the mark’s owner on its marketplace. In particular, the CJEU will decide the circumstances under which the operator can be held liable, and the circumstances under which liability rests with the third party only.
Background On 11 March 2020, Little Hare Gin Company Limited (hereinafter, “the Applicant”) applied to register a UK trade mark for a series of logos developed for a range of goods and services, most notably including “gin” in Class 33. Each logo comprised an image of a hare with the words “LITTLE HARE GIN” written […]
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