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Grey goods - Mark Kramer, Shoosmiths

Grey goods - Mark Kramer, Shoosmiths (Trade Marks, London, 20.06.2019) Why are criminal prosecutions for selling of grey goods on the increase? What factors distinguish a successful prosecution?

Big Mac case - Nicholas Caddick QC, Hogarth Chambers

Big Mac case - Nicholas Caddick QC, Hogarth Chambers (Trade Marks, London, 20.06.2019) In the spotlight of the Big Mac case, what are the evidential requirements for proof of genuine use of a mark across jurisdictions?

Jurisdiction - Paul Joseph, RPC

Jurisdiction - Paul Joseph, RPC (Trade Marks, London, 20.06.2019) How are the rules on jurisdiction and national-based trade mark infringements playing out in the UK courts? When can a website be said to "target" the UK/EU?

Defences - Simon Malynicz QC, 3 New Square

Defences - Simon Malynicz QC, 3 New Square (Trade Marks, London, 20.6.19) Drawing on live cases, what is the potency of the "own name,” “intervening rights" and "non-use" defences for alleged infringers?

​Parallel imports - Douglas Campbell QC, 3 New Square

​Parallel imports - Douglas Campbell QC, 3 New Square (Trade Marks, London, 20.06.2019) Which way is the wind blowing for parallel imports? Is there a widening of rights? Is the Mitsubishi case making a difference?

Acquired distinctiveness - Jeremy Blum, Bristows

Acquired distinctiveness - Jeremy Blum, Bristows (Trade Marks, London, 20.06.2019) How do you establish acquired distinctiveness when surveys are out of fashion and expensive? Is recognition enough?

Grey Goods - Miles Bennett, 5 Paper Buildings

Grey Goods - Miles Bennett, 5 Paper Buildings (Trade Marks, London, 06.02.18) Where is the line when it comes to using and applying the criminal sanctions associated with selling grey goods?

EU Wide Relief - Roland Mallinson, Taylor Wessing

EU Wide Relief - Roland Mallinson, Taylor Wessing (Trade Marks, London, 06.02.18) What is attainable in terms of EU wide relief in EUTM infringement cases? Is the unitary character of the EUTM a mistaken belief, Combit v Commit?

Shape Marks (notes) - Victoria Jones, 3PB

Shape Marks (notes) - Victoria Jones, 3PB (Trade Marks, London, 06.02.18) What is the threshold for establishing acquired distinctiveness of shape marks under Article 3 (1)(e) Trade Mark Directive? In terms of evidence, how does “perception” differ from “reliance”?

Shape Marks - Victoria Jones, 3PB

Shape Marks - Victoria Jones, 3PB (Trade Marks, London, 06.02.18) What is the threshold for establishing acquired distinctiveness of shape marks under Article 3 (1)(e) Trade Mark Directive? In terms of evidence, how does “perception” differ from “reliance”?

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