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UK Fast Track Opposition Procedure

What Is The UK Fast Track Opposition Procedure?

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) first introduced the UK Fast Track Opposition Procedure in 2013.  Its inception was as direct result of the concerns that the cost and administrative burden of submitting an opposition to trade mark registration was leaving many SMEs open to brand dilution.  This new “fast track” procedure is designed […]

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January 16, 2019 Rachael

Masterchef Trade Mark Opposition – Cooking Doesn’t Get Any Tougher

Dr Stephen James writes again for Ward Trade Marks. Stephen is a past president of CITMA, and a leading practitioner with almost 40 years’ experience in UK and EU trade mark law. This time he reviews another UK IPO case where Shine TV, owners of the well known MASTERCHEF trade mark opposed an application for Mister […]

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June 1, 2018 Bill