Disputes & litigation

Is ‘evergreening’ abuse of the trade mark system?

Following a recent dispute between Tesco’s and Lidl, partner, trade mark attorney and solicitor Robert Cumming, and trainee trade mark attorney Lisa Thomson, discuss ‘bad faith’, and ‘evergreening’.

Amazon found to target UK consumers by Court of Appeal

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?