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Brexit - Changes to Address for Service Rules in the UK from 1 January 2021

An address for service (“AFS”) is required in order to correspond with the UKIPO and for the purposes of proceedings relating to IP rights in the UK. The AFS rules currently...

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UKIPO announces disruption to services: 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

On 1 January 2021, the UKIPO will create a re-registered UK comparable trade mark and UK design for every registered EUTM and RCD (including IR(EU)s and IR(RCD)s ) at the end of the...

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Fighting online lockdown scams
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The first wave of Covid-19 lockdowns this year led to a significant increase in online scams. Whilst in “normal times” individuals might identify these scams as being “too ...

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Beyond Brexit transition series

As Brexit comes to a head with the possibility of a deal within touching distance, on our Brexit hub you’ll find updates from our lawyers on key issue that will continue to be high on ...

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Brexit and designs: blow to the fashion industry
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The EU fashion industry has long-relied on unregistered design rights to protect designs, in particular because fast-changing collections often don’t warrant the time and cost of...

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No Deal Brexit: 5 key changes to your EU trade marks to look out for on 1 Jan 2021
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We are creeping ever closer to the end of the Brexit Transition Period, which expires on 31 December 2020. After this point, whether the UK leaves with a deal or not, EUTMs will cease to...

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Sky v SkyKick - business as usual for brand owners with broad specifications
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The recent CJEU judgment in Sky v SkyKick confirms that a trade mark cannot be declared invalid on the basis that terms in the specification lack clarity or precision. It also confirms that ...

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Brexit and European Trade Marks – Some Certainty in an Otherwise Uncertain World

With just one month to go before Brexit day, a deal has not yet been agreed. Despite moves in the UK Parliament to avoid a no-deal Brexit, that remains the default outcome unless a deal or...

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