IP Minister in Brexit resignation
201812.03
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IP Minister in Brexit resignation

Over the weekend the minister with responsibility for Intellectual Property matters, Sam Gyimah, resigned from government. The Secretary of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation was only appointed in January 2018, but has quit over his concerns about the proposed Brexit deal. Specifically, he cited the UK’s decision to pull out of the EU’s…

A devilishly good deal for Sabrina
201811.29
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A devilishly good deal for Sabrina

Earlier in the month, we reported that The Satanic Temple (“ST”) had threatened legal action against Netflix for copyright infringement. The allegation is that Netflix copied the ST’s statue of a sabbatic goat in their new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, without permission. Our previous article detailing the claim can be read here. The…

UKIPO blows away Superdry’s trade mark opposition
201811.27
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UKIPO blows away Superdry’s trade mark opposition

Superdry, the UK clothing brand, have succeeded in trade mark opposition proceedings brought by Wind Sportswear, a German sportswear brand. The opposition was filed by Wind after Superdry applied to register a UK trade mark for the word marks ‘Windyatcher’, ‘Windtrekker’, ‘Windattacker’, ‘Windhybrid’ and ‘Wind Hybrid’ in class 25 for goods such as clothing, footwear…