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.
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.
SkyKick goes to the Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in proceedings between the well-known satellite TV broadcaster, Sky Ltd (“Sky”) and the UK company SkyKick UK Ltd (“SkyKick”).
Updated sentencing guidelines aim to crackdown on counterfeiters
New sentencing guidelines were published on Thursday for the sentencing of individuals and organisations for the unauthorised use of trade marks
Sir Ringo Starr puts his ring on it with an agreement
As the Ringo Starr case shows, despite some tricky issues to navigate around, the parties were able to reach an agreement and have likely saved long run costs of fighting a lengthy legal battle!
The University of Cambridge fight over Cambridge Blue
In a recent decision, the UK Intellectual Property Office found in favour of Cambridge University and upheld an opposition against a trade mark application for CAMBRIDGE BLUE.