Brands force ISPs to block sites selling infringing goods and counterfeits

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the English courts have jurisdiction to make blocking orders against internet service providers ("ISPs") in the trade mark context, as well as in respect of copyright works. In Cartier, Montblanc and Richemont v BSkyB, BT, TalkTalk, EE and Virgin [2016], the Court of Appeal on 6 July 2016 … Read more

Reforms to the Community Trade Mark System: what brand owners need to know

Reforms to the Community Trade Mark (CTM) system were adopted by the European Parliament in December 2015, and several changes to the law will take effect next week, on 23 March 2016. Summary of action points for brand owners Short-term For those considering CTM applications in three classes or over, it will be advisable to … Read more