Beko plc v EUIPO

In annulling the decision of the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, the General Court has made it clear that in opposition proceedings, an earlier registered mark that is relied upon must still be […]

UBT v. Moffitt [2017] EWHC 3251(Ch)

Application for committal for non-compliance with a search and seizure order, including refusing entry and failing to hand over electronic devices until after they had been wiped. Sentenced to 14 months in prison […]

BMW v Technosport London Ltd ​[2017] EWCA Civ 779;

Car manufacturers’ trade marks: how far can independent garages go? Well-known car manufacturers often have an uneasy relationship with independent repairers who use genuine parts to repair their vehicles. In BMW v Technosport […]

Action Storage v G-Force [2017] FSR 18

An unusual case in which the right owner itself had copied from an earlier design. The defence was that, insofar as the design had been taken, the right holders design was not original. […]

Permavent Limited v Makin [2017] EWHC 2077

In an application for an interim injunction to restrain the transfer or licensing of various patents, the court granted the injunction but on condition that the Claimant not only gave a cross undertaking […]

Times Newspapers v Flood and ors [2017] UKSC 33

The Supreme Court held that conditional fee uplifts are recoverable for media cases. In a number of cases involving defamation, newspaper publishers appealed the judgment of the Court of Appeal that success fees […]

UPL v AgChemAccess and ors [2017] EWHC 1880

This judgment, following a three week trial, concerned practices in the heavily EU regulated field of the marketing of agrochemicals. EU law governs this and requires authorisations granted by governmental bodies. UPL alleged […]