在一个日益国际化的世界中，全球商标保护变得越来越重要。 施利希律师不仅在英国，而且在国际上（包括欧洲、美国和中国）都有获取和执行商标注册的经验。 值得特别强调的是，我们的律师不但在英国知识产权局的诉讼具有很强的专业能力，同时也携手与其他司法管辖区的商标律师密切合作，共同解决国际商标纠纷。
Delivering justice efficiently means that overlapping or concurrent proceedings should be minimized, and also thus avoiding conflicting judgements. In this case of proceedings for the “VOGUE” trade mark a German District court correctly used its international jurisdiction in considering identical infringements in Germany and Poland.
Emojis are perceived by the public as providing an emotional reference and not an indication of the source of goods or services. As a result, an emoji cannot act as a trade mark and cannot be registered as such.
When the UK left the European Union, the UKIPO granted comparable UK rights for all existing EU trade mark and design registrations. No UK address for service was required for a period of 3 years from the date of the UK’s departure from the EU. However, the end of this 3-year period is approaching and rights holders are strongly advised to appoint a UK address for service by 1 January 2024.
Background Lidl have been operating in the UK since 1973, during which they have always used the familiar blue and yellow Lidl logo. Last year Lidl accused Tesco of infringement of their registered trade mark rights in relation to two versions of this logo: the well-known “Mark with Text” as well as a version without […]
In this long-running battle between Cadbury and Nestle, the former has not been successful in defending its trade marks for Pantone 2685C (their signature purple). However, in the UK High Court, there appears to have been some progress for Cadbury.
Global Trade Mark Services Ltd (GTS) filed two trade mark applications in early 2021, for the marks below in relation to ‘clothing, footwear, headgear’ in class 25.
The CJEU is set to consider whether the operator of an online marketplace may be held liable for infringement when a third party advertises goods bearing a trade mark without the authorisation of the mark’s owner on its marketplace. In particular, the CJEU will decide the circumstances under which the operator can be held liable, and the circumstances under which liability rests with the third party only.
Background On 11 March 2020, Little Hare Gin Company Limited (hereinafter, “the Applicant”) applied to register a UK trade mark for a series of logos developed for a range of goods and services, most notably including “gin” in Class 33. Each logo comprised an image of a hare with the words “LITTLE HARE GIN” written […]