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19 Jun 2015, 7:37 am by Afro Leo
We were joined by none other then Julius Stobbs of Stobbs IP who provided some excellent insight into how UK practitioners are structuring their questionnaires and advertising to show/explain that shapes are not merely recognised as distinctive features but function as independent trade marks. [read post]
28 Jul 2020, 4:22 am by Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo
The speakers were Yo Takagi (WIPO), Pieter van den Bulck (AB InBev) and Julius Stobbs (Stobbs). [read post]
9 Jul 2018, 10:18 pm by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownIn a recent Notice to Stakeholders, the European Commission has highlighted a possible outcome for customs and enforcement, following the British exit from the EU. [read post]
25 Nov 2010, 2:05 pm
(David Morris, WilmerHale) * Royal trade marks in the UK and beyond (Julius Stobbs, Ipulse IP) * Royal memorabilia: posters, mugs and other merchandise (Anna Carboni, Powell Gilbert) * The Wedding on the Screen (Victoria Gaskell, Olswang LLP) * The Wedding and the Newlyweds: privacy preserved, privacy sold (David Hansel, Hansel Henson) * Ambush marketing (Philip Johnson, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Law Institute) * The Wedding and the Fashion Sector (Nicola… [read post]
16 Jan 2019, 7:52 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownAfter a Christmas full of German chocolate, French wine and Italian coffee, the UK has now turned its attention once more to its membership within the EU, and the impending lack thereof. [read post]
18 May 2018, 12:33 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownIn a recent statement, the European Commission has confirmed that institutions and individuals based in the UK will no longer be able to register domains using the .eu TLD, as of the UK’s withdrawal date from the EU (which currently stands at 29th March 2019*). [read post]
31 Jul 2018, 11:34 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownAfter many months of uncertainty, we have now received a degree of assurance as to the manner in which EUTM and RCD rights will persist in the UK following Brexit. [read post]
28 Aug 2018, 12:16 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Yana ZhouIn the EU, any third party in possession of genuine goods put on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) by the trade mark owner or with the trade mark owner’s consent is free to resell those goods within the EEA. [read post]
20 Nov 2018, 2:17 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownAs set out in our previous post, the UK Government recently published a series of White Papers, detailing their envisioned protocol for the treatment of IP rights, following a no deal Brexit. [read post]
22 Jun 2018, 12:35 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Katherine ThompsonIn a recent decision (Cartier International AGand others (Respondents) v British Telecommunications Plc and another(Appellants) [2018] UKSC 28), the UK Supreme Court has ruled that brand owners must pay Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) costs for implementing website blocking injunctions. [read post]
23 Apr 2018, 4:16 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Elliot StaffordThe UK Intellectual Property Office has recently declared invalid Birkenstock’s UK trade mark registration for the pattern on the sole of their shoes. [read post]
11 Apr 2019, 8:54 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownWith the original Brexit date now having passed (29 March 2019), it is worth reflecting on where we now find ourselves, as brand owners/IP professionals with interests in the UK and EU. [read post]
20 Nov 2018, 8:31 pm by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownThe position which the UK may face if it leaves the EU with no deal in place, is discussed in a separate post accessible here. [read post]
6 Apr 2018, 7:18 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownAs discussed in our recent post here, the draft withdrawal agreement published by the EU Commission sets out a potential framework for trade mark and design rights AB (Anno Brexit). [read post]
17 Apr 2018, 11:03 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownIn a recent open letter to the European Commission, representatives of CITMA, AIM, APRAM, BMM, ECTA, INTA and MARQUES set out a collaborative response to the draft withdrawal agreement. [read post]
26 Sep 2018, 8:39 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Cameron Malone-BrownWith the likelihood of a no deal scenario increasing as March 2019 draws closer, the UK Government has now published a series of papers detailing the likely ramifications of a such a Brexit. [read post]
15 Oct 2018, 2:38 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Amelia SainsburyIn what has been considered a surprising decision, the CJEU has recently held that the proprietor of a mark is entitled to oppose a third party which, without the proprietor’s consent,  removes the sign from products and affixes other signs in its place, with a view to then importing the products or trading them within the EEA for the first time. [read post]
31 Jan 2020, 4:20 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Michelle PhuaMany trade mark owners will rejoice in CJEU’s decision in Skykick this week as the CJEU ruled that overly broad specifications will not automatically render a registered mark invalid and that the lack of intention to use the mark at the time of its application will not necessarily result in bad faith. [read post]
17 Jan 2020, 5:46 am by Julius Stobbs
Julius Stobbs and Adeline Weber BainSince our last article, so many things have happened that it is sometimes hard to follow what is going on! [read post]
28 Feb 2017, 4:17 am by Kluwer Blogger
Unjustified threats almost creep into EU trade mark enforcement by Julius Stobbs “For manufactures of steam engines in the late 19th century, tactics of systematically threatening to sue your competitors’ customers for infringement of intellectual property rights were fair game. [read post]