No trade mark protection for Banksy on 'Flower Thrower'


The proprietor of a trade mark has an exclusive right within the five-year period from its registration even if the trademark is not being used

IPPT20200326, CJEU, AR v Cooper

In assessing whether a sign consists exclusively of the shape of goods which is necessary to obtain a technical result, other factors such as the perception of the relevant public can also be taken into account

IPPT20200423, CJEU, Gömböc

A natural person who has imported ball bearings weighing 710 kg in exchange for cognac and cigarettes, has used the trade mark affixed to the ball bearings in the course of trade

IPPT20200430, CJEU, A

Eplit appoints Leythem Wall as new president


Caroline Pigott joins HGF Edinburgh team


HGF announces 2 new Partners


General Court did not err in law in finding that an economic link existed between Gugler France and Gugler GmbH (which precluded a likelihood of confusion)

IPPT20200423, CJEU, Gugler France v Gugler