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  • ASA tackles a record number of adverts
    Recently released figures from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) reveal that it banned or requested alterations to over 5,000 adverts last year, a new record for the UK regulator.   The ASA is is the UK’s independent advertising regulator. It makes sure that adverts across UK...
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    Liability as joint tortfeasor & the statute of limitation
    Regular readers of our blog will already be familiar with the ongoing trade mark infringement and counterclaim battle between Glaxo and Sandoz, see our posts here,
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Balancing the Scales: Costs Awards in UKIPO Proceedings
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs discusses the circumstances in which the UKIPO will consider granting an award of costs off the usual scale. The full article can be found
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    Stobbs and INCOPRO join forces to help brands protect their IP online
    INCOPRO, the online brand protection specialist, has completed a licence and collaboration agreement ...
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    ASA rules Nivea Protect & Care advert not misleading
    Five years on from the decision to extend UK advertising regulations to ads published on advertiser-owned online platforms (think YouTube, Facebook and Twitter), policing competitors’ social-media presence is now a well established strategy for big businesses. It is hardly surprising, therefore...
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    KitKat: Two Fingers to Four Fingers
    The Court of Appeal has today (here) upheld a High Court decision (
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    UK set to join the Hague System in 2018
    Word on the street is that 6 April 2018 will be a big day for the UK in the IP design protection world! It was recently announced by Jo Johnson (the current Minister for Intellectual Property) that by 31 March 2018, the UK will have acceded to the Hague Agreement for the international registratio...
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: PM elects for another vote
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs comments on Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election, and its implications for Brexit.   The full article can be found
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    New Classification Guidelines published by WIPO
    On 30 March this year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (‘WIPO’) quietly published a new 26-page examination guide relating to the correct classification of goods and services in international applications.  The guide is intended to help trade mark applicants and their representa...
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    The Second Bite of the Apple
    Following Swatch’s success in opposing Apple Inc’s trade mark application for IWATCH (see our report here), Apple is back for a second bite of the apple against Swatch.   ...
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