Retail

Red Bull takes infringement matter by the horns

In a recent High Court decision, Red Bull has successfully brought infringement proceedings against Big Horn following its offer of energy drinks for sale under a similar get up to the well-known Red Bull products. Retail team member Simon Spink reports on the decision In a recent decision of the High Court, Red Bull has… Read more »

AA Thornton Go Electric with Ford

Patent attorney, and Automotive & Aerospace team member, Marianne Privett reports on the Ford GoElectric event Following the UK Government’s recent announcement that the sale of new diesel and gasoline powered cars could be banned as early as 2032 the Ford Go Electric roadshow was in London in February to promote their electric and hybrid… Read more »

Kicking up a storm – a breakdown of Nike’s ground-breaking and controversial range of running shoes

Patent Attorney Stuart Greenwood* reports on Nike’s ground-breaking and controversial range of running shoes. *Stuart has run several marathons, and is currently training for his first foray into the world of ultra-marathons. He has a keen interest in the development of Nike’s Vaporfly and Alphafly running shoes as he feels he needs all the help… Read more »

AAT Insights – Are some applicants gaming the system?

Partner and Retail team member Ian Gill gives a short insight into defending WowWee’s rights against Chinese applicants Visit our youtube channel for more videos like this. If you are unable to view the video above, below is an accessible version: Those with young children will likely have heard of Fingerlings, but for those who have… Read more »

EUIPO cancels MasterCard registrations: there are some things even MasterCard can’t buy

Trainee Trade Mark Attorney Anastasia Osipovich reports on the EUIPO’s cancellation of MasterCard’s registrations   The Cancellation Division of the EUIPO has recently declared the following two logo marks of Mastercard International Incorporated (MasterCard) invalid:             Cancellation actions against these registrations were brought by Cinkciarz.pl Sp. z o.o., a Polish… Read more »

AA Thornton are ranked in the Legal 500 2020

AA Thornton is ranked as a top tier firm The Legal 500 2020 edition has now been published and we are absolutely delighted to be recommended as a top-tier firm for our trade marks practice, which was described as “strong”, “dedicated” and an “excellent team of knowledgeable and genuinely good people”. We also remain highly recommended for our patents… Read more »

Registered designs and the grace period in the EU

Trade Mark Attorney Sarah Neil summarises the grace period for filing registered designs which has caught out several clients in recent years. Recently, we have seen an increasing number of clients fighting against the clock in an effort to try to obtain registered design protection before the grace period expires. The concept of time limits… Read more »

A storm in a snow globe

Asahi’s recent success in obtaining a UK registration for the mark SNOW GLOBE despite opposition based on rights in SNOW.   Asahi Holdings UK Limited has successfully defended an opposition against its UK application for the mark SNOW GLOBE. At first glance, the decision may seem surprising to some, but it reinforces some fundamental and,… Read more »

CJEU clips Red Bull’s wings

In a disappointing end to the long running defence of its registrations for the colours blue and silver, Red Bull’s EU trade marks have finally been declared invalid. On 29 July 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) finally put an end to Red Bull’s five year battle to defend its EU… Read more »

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