UKIPO official notice – UK registered trade mark and design holders must have a UK address for service
On 25 January 2023, the UK IPO issued a notice with immediate effect to say that the registrar will require a UK address for service (AFS) before any documents are considered formally served.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 34 – 2022 IP case law roundup: trade marks, copyright, and designs
In this episode, partners and solicitors, Chris Hoole and Bill Lister, discuss some of 2022’s most significant IP disputes, and what they might mean for the enforcement of IP rights in 2023 and beyond.
Intellectual property rights are territorial in nature, subject to the laws of individual countries, sitting within the constraints of jurisdictional boundaries. When does selling goods online, to another foreign jurisdiction, constitute trade mark infringement?
In part three of this series, we look at recent legal disputes involving NFTs (ongoing and settled), that present new, unique intellectual property issues.
In part two of this series, we look at the interplay between NFTs and specific intellectual property (IP) rights that subsist in the UK.
In part one of this series, we introduce the concepts of non-fungible tokens (NFTS), the metaverse, cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Boutique clothing company House of Zana has successfully defended an opposition against fashion giant Zara.
Based on the grounds of likelihood of confusion, and reputation of an existing mark, the UK IPO has issued a decision confirming victory for the Estonian on-demand transportation platform, Bolt.
Appleyard Lees partners and solicitors Bill Lister and Chris Hoole discuss the benefits of mediation vs. court proceedings, and how mediation in intellectual property cases can differ to non-intellectual property cases.
OhPolly loses design infringement battle against Original Beauty: a crash course in quantifying loss
“Damages inquiries are rare in intellectual property cases”. Fortunately, every now and again, a case is heard on inquiry, providing practitioners and rights holders with a practical refresher on the calculation of damages in UK proceedings.