Author: Dean Lacey

We now provide some initial commentary and guidance on the effects that the UK's decision to leave the EU (so-called "Brexit") might have on existing intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly EU trade mark and design registrations that will be impacted directly by the UK's decision...

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has today released the following statement in response to the decision by the UK to leave the EU. We will issue further guidance and comment in the coming days. But meanwhile, we wish to emphasise that it’s “business...

On 23 March 2016 a new Regulation will come into force that makes many changes to the Community Trade Mark (CTM) system. The main changes that CTM owners, and those looking to apply for a CTM, need to know are:- • The CTM will be renamed...

Yesterday the UK Supreme Court decided (here) that a range of animal-themed ride-on suitcases (the Kiddee Case) do not infringe a Community Design Registration for the well-known Trunki suitcase. This decision was made despite the Kiddee Case being conceptually very similar to the Trunki and...