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Trade mark confusion

Room For Two Sevens In The UK But Not In The EU

Opposition decisions at the UKIPO and the EUIPO are notoriously fickle the best of times. This article highlights how, even with the same opponents and near identical facts, language differences and differences in conceptual interpretation can lead to inconsistent outcomes and headaches for trade mark owners.

March 10, 2018 Rachael

What’s The Difference Between Passing Off And Trade Mark Infringement?

Trade mark infringement and passing off are two options that can help you protect your brand. But what’s the difference? This post explains why trade mark registration is the best protection and why you shouldn’t rely on passing off.

March 6, 2018 Rachael
BrewDog Trade Mark Infringement

Trouble brewing: BrewDog and the lone Wolf pub

BrewDog objected to a Birmingham pub changing its name from Wolf to Lone Wolf on the basis that it had launched a spirits product of the same name

April 11, 2017 Rachael