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Real Estate Horizons: The Power of the Brand

Real Estate Horizons is a snapshot of key legal topics and market trends across the globe. This post higlights the importance of IP rights in this sector.

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UK implements the Trade Mark Directive

The Trade Mark Directive (EU 2015/2436) came into force in the UK on 14 January 2019, in the form of the Trade Mark Regulations 2018, bringing about a number of key changes to UK trade mark ...

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UK Treasury to Get a Grip on Public Sector IP

Just before Christmas the UK government announced the launch of a study looking at how the public sector’s strong record of developing valuable technology can benefit as many people...

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Brexit: UK Cabinet backs the Withdrawal Agreement – but what does it say about IP?

Last night the UK Cabinet backed the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the Future Relationship agreed between the respective negotiating teams of the UK Government and the...

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UPDATE: UK Government Comments On Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement

On 19 March the EU and the UK agreed the terms of a Brexit transition period ending on 31 December 2020. An updated colour-coded version of the EU’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement was...

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EU Commission Draft Brexit Agreement Clarifies Continued Protection For Unitary IPRs

On 28 February 2018, the European Commission published the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK. The paper is, of course, only a draft and the UK government has ...

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European Commission paper on Brexit and IP

The European Commission has released a position paper on “Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” giving us the first indication of how the Commission ...

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UK Supreme Court Case: Criminal Sanctions for Trade Mark Infringement

The Supreme Court has held that the criminal sanctions under section 92(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (“the Act”) will apply to the sale or so called “grey” market...

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