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Issue 28: February 2023

Brand Matters

Editor's Note

Sally Britton - Mishcon de Reya

Welcome to the first edition of Brand Matters for 2023.
This edition includes the latest developments in proposals to reform respective design protection and enforcement frameworks in both the UK and the EU, as well as an overview of the important guidance published by the UK Intellectual Property Office on the implications of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill for intellectual property rights post-Brexit.
I am also delighted to announce that Mishcon de Reya and Taylor Vinters have now merged, welcoming approximately 200 new employees to the firm. The merger delivers on both firms' strategies to support the innovation economy, both in the UK and in key international innovation hubs globally.

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Retained EU Law Bill: Implications for Intellectual Property

The UK Intellectual Property Office has published guidance on the implications of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill for IP, along with a list of the (currently) 70 IP laws that it has identified as being in scope as retained EU law.

Scales in courtroom

Single letter trade marks: The letter of the law

The EU General Court recently considered whether there was a likelihood of confusion between two "K" stylised marks, demonstrating the issues that can arise when seeking to protect single letter marks.


UKIPO: new rules on address for service for contentious proceedings

The UKIPO has issued details of its much-anticipated new practice in relation to service of proceedings against trade mark and design registrations/applications, where there is no valid UK address for service, which has particular implications for holders of International Registrations designating the UK.

Vanessa Jacobs Post

Jazz Shaper: Vanessa Jacobs

The Restory is the official global aftercare partner for Farfetch, Manolo Blahnik and Nicholas Kirkwood (via Farfetch Platform Solutions) and has national partnerships with Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Browns. Prior to The Restory, Vanessa, a New York native, was a financial analyst at Needham & Co. and a management consultant with Accenture.

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