Bad Faith - Nicholas Caddick QC, Hogarth Chambers
How are the courts interpreting evidence of "bad faith" following the spate of recent cases, including the Skykick litigation? What counts and what is making a difference?
Post Brexit - Robert Guthrie, Osborne Clarke
To what extent have UKIPO and EUIPO matched their promises over the cloning of marks, re-filing of EU applications and changes in representation? What is the UK's value to existing EU rights owners?
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 (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 (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?