In this April update our IP team members highlight key recent IP issues.
Intellectual Property Update - April 2018
- Draft Withdrawal Agreement sets out proposed post-Brexit landscape for EU-wide IP Rights
- Copycat packaging: brand and trademark infringements
- Grey market sales: minimising the risks of liability
- Blockchain: The key to protecting IP in the live business?
- The AI legal landscape
- E-Commerce Platform: Tackling Counterfeits and Enforcement
- INTA Annual Meeting
Following a period of negotiations between the UK and the EU Commission, a draft Withdrawal Agreement on the UK’s exit from the European Union was published on 19 March 2018. The draft sets out plans for a transition period of 21 months ending on 31... Read more
Copycat packaging: brand and trademark infringements
Despite the recent legal dispute between Mondelez, the owner of the Toblerone brand, and UK store chain Poundland, it seems "lookalikes" are here to stay. (Intellectual Property Magazine) Read more
Grey market sales: minimising the risks of liability
Brand owners have welcomed the recent confirmation by the Supreme Court that the sale of 'grey goods' can constitute a criminal offence. Retailers need to therefore understand the potential consequences of dealing with such goods and possible steps to minimise the risk of liability. (Retail Technology Review) Read more
Blockchain: The key to protecting IP in the live business?
As businesses become more aware of the possibilities and uses of blockchain, the technology platform for digital assets, what implications does it pose in the live business? (IQ Magazine) Read more
The AI legal landscape
As the impact of AI grows, business need to become increasingly aware of the effect it may have on their intellectual property. (ITProPortal) Read more
E-Commerce Platform: Tackling Counterfeits and Enforcement
With an increase in counterfeit products being seen across e-commerce platforms, brand owners still need to be responsible for protecting their own IP rights. (Brand Quarterly) Read more
INTA Annual Meeting
INTA Annual Meeting
May 19–23, 2018
S&B IP team members Tom Lingard and Charlotte Tillett will be attending
the International Trademark Association's 140th Annual Meeting.
They hope to see you there.
If you are also attending, please contact them (at right or below) to set up a meeting.