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  • The UKIPO puts out the idea of NIVEA for tobacco products
    In September this year, Beiersdorf, the parent company of the skincare range NIVEA, successfully opposed a UK application consisting of the word NIVEA with a circular swirl, which had been applied for in relation to cigarettes and related products in class 34.   Beiersdorf relied on it...
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    Five days of Brexit – 5. What about references to ‘the EU’ in my agreements?
    As parliament continues to debate Theresa May’s plan for exiting the EU, we’re commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and Brexit:   What if the UK government are slow in implementation? Would you want to rely on an EU registration to enforce short ter...
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    Five days of Brexit – 4. What about ongoing oppositions?
    As parliament continues to debate Theresa May's plan for exiting the EU, we're commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and Brexit:   What if the UK government are slow in implementation? Would you want to rely on an EU registration to enforce short term?
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    Five days of Brexit – 3. What about non use?
    As parliament starts debating Theresa May's plan for exiting the EU, we're commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and Brexit:   What if the UK government are slow in implementation? Would you want to rely on an EU registration to enforce short term? ...
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    Five days of Brexit – 2. What about pending EU applications?
    As parliament gears up to debate Theresa May's plan for exiting the EU, we're commenting all this week on five topics that concern brands and Brexit:   What if the UK government are slow in implementation? Would you want to rely on an EU registration to enforce short term?
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    Five days of Brexit – 1. What if the UK government are slow to implement?
    As the UK parliament prepares to debate Theresa May's plan for exiting the EU, we seem to be no closer to knowing whether the UK will be leaving the EU with her deal, another deal, no deal, or perhaps even not leaving at all (or at least for now). The
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    Black [Market] Friday and Cyber [fraud] Monday: are some deals just too good to be true?
    Originating from across the pond in the US, Black Friday and Cyber Monday were created as a marketing ploy to entice consumers into the shops after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. Over the last ten years, UK retailers have also started to capitalise on the trend.
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Approaching escape velocity
    In a series of posts on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs comments on the latest Brexit developments and their impact for IP. What are the implications if Theresa May's draft withdrawal agreement is finalised? And what might happen if there's a 'no deal' Brexit - still very much a possibility giv...
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    Stobbs Tier 1 Rankings Revealed!
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Mitsubishi Lifts Law on Parallel Imports to New Heights
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs comments on the CJEU’s decision on whether a brand owner can object to the removal of their mark from a product prior to it being released onto the market in the EEA.   The full article can be found
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