Waterfront’s Matthew Harris is one of the contributors to the just-published book “EU Marks a Quarter of a Century’’.
Matthew, Waterfront’s Joint Head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, is among the experts who have provided the book with their insight on pioneering EU trade mark practice over the past 25 years.
His section of the book examines the impact of Brexit on UK trade mark law, the likely continuing influence of EU case law on UK law, and the controversial question of whether and to what extent the English courts can and will continue to entertain claims of EU trade mark infringement.
You can find more information about the book by clicking this link.
A recent EU trade mark application for the word mark, PUT PUTIN IN, has been refused by the European Union Intellectual Property Office on the grounds of being contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality. While a fairly straightforward decision, this is a timely reminder…
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Copyright litigation proceedings brought in London’s Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) against John Lewis, and its cartoon dragon ‘Excitable Edgar’, have been dismissed.