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  • Kluwer Trademark Blog – UK IPO to Gleissner: UK no place for bad faith
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs comments on a string of recent UKIPO decisions featuring Michael Gleissner which indicate that the Tribunal is willing to take a holistic and pragmatic view on bad faith. The full article can be found
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Repackaging our Understanding of Legitimate Reasons in Parallel Imports
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs comments on the CJEU's decision on the repackaging of products, and the circumstances in which a brand owner may not object to the parallel import of such items.   The full article can be found 
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    Difficulties in registering Chartered Trade Mark Attorney as a trade mark
    I am a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. This means I am a Registered Trade Mark Attorney (qualified by exam and admitted onto the register of trade mark attorneys) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and therefore entitled to describe myself as a “Chartered” ...
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    Brexit: Dealers choice
    Several recent developments have lead observers to revisit the possibility of a no deal scenario when Britain (eventually) exits the European Union. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, weighed in with the estimation that the possibility of Britain leaving the EU without a deal ...
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    Word switch wasn’t smart enough for UBS
    Wealthkernel v UBS (WEALTHSMART v UBS SMARTWEALTH) – O-094/18   This was a UK opposition brought by WealthKern...
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    Kluwer Trademark Blog – Brexit: Assurances on preservation of rights
    In a post on the Kluwer Trademark Blog, Stobbs comments on the recent assurances from the UK government about the continued protection of EUTM and RCD rights post-Brexit. Whilst the assurances are to be welcomed, there is still a long way to go before the details are worked out.   The ...
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    KIT KAT Woe, Two in a Row
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has indicated that Nestlé should not own an EU trade mark registration for its four-finger bar (KIT KAT). Previous blog posts on the KIT KAT saga can be found here
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    Stobbs contributes to EUIPO Quality Assurance Panel
    Earlier in July, Stobbs continued its participation, on behalf of CITMA, in the EUIPO
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    Parallel Imports – Do I have a Legitimate Reason to Object?
    Parallel imports – genuine branded products put on the market by a rights holder in one territory and subsequently imported into a different territory by a third party without the rights holder’s consent - can offer consumers the opportunity to purchase authentic quality products at lower pri...
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    UKIPO publishes its response to consultation on implementing the new EUTM Directive
    The UK government has now published (here) its response to its consultation and
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