Small to medium enterprises

Oatly loses battle of the oat drinks

The recent case concerning oat-based drinks OATLY and PURE OATY highlights the difficulties in enforcing rights in a descriptive trade mark against third parties.

Exhaustion regime post-Brexit – A new UK consultation

The Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020 and as of 1 January 2021 the UK was no longer bound by EU legal framework. Before the UK left the EU, the UK was party to the EU’s regional exhaustion of IP rights regime.