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  • The balance in exercising statutory discretion
    In this case review to be published in the ITMA Review, Caspar Rebling looks at the recent CTM case of Royalton Overseas. Here the General Court annulled the OHIM Board of Appeal’s decision not to suspend a CTM opposition appeal based on a cancellation action by the Ap...
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    The name game
    In this case review published in the ITMA Review, Hannah Bosworth looks at the recent UKIPO invalidity and opposition case of DEAKINS involving a shoe designer and his surname. This case offers some useful guidance for rights owners entering or leaving a partnership as well as th...
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    Brooks Brothers v Whisey Ben
    Lexology article about a Supreme People’s Court of China judgement in favour of Brooks Brothers on which Chris Hawkes assisted.
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    Blurring the lines
    In this case review published in the ITMA Review, Lizzie Taysom looks at a recent UKIPO Appointed Person decision in respect of a conflict over the rights to register the name CRANLEYS between a law firm and an accountancy firm and includes an assessment of the similarities betwe...
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    Ain’t no thing like IP and bling!
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Chris Hawkes reviews recent UK domain name dispute (DRS) decisions in the luxury goods industry.
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    Elephant rules the room
    In this case review published in the ITMA Review, Savan Bains looks at a recent UKIPO Appointed Person decision in respect of the GOLDEN ELEPHANT mark (in which Julius Stobbs appeared for the Applicant) which dealt with the scope of Goodwill and Passing Off and in particular the ...
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    Amputees in Action
    Eastern Daily Press news article about the Amputees in Action High Court case – a case handled by Chris Hawkes.
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    Interpreting the concept of “bad faith”
    In an article published in the September issue of The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Désirée Fields looks at the recent decision in Simca v OHIM in which the General Court reviewed the interpretation of the concept of "bad faith" and ap...
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    Dracula Bites hard on the neck of Genuine Use
    In this case report for the ITMA Review, Harriet Berridge looks at the recent General Court decision and in particular the provision in CTM opposition proceedings requiring the owner of the prior right, in certain circumstances, to prove they have used their mark.
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    The slogan slog
    In this case report for the ITMA Review, Richard Ferguson reviews a case - Deutsche Bank's CTM application for PASSION TO PERFORM - that reaffirms the Court’s high bar for slogans.
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