Posted: Author: Abigail Sinden

No break for KitKat

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently gave a preliminary ruling on whether the 3D shape of the four fingered KitKat is capable of being trade marked. Background Section 3 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA) states that a trade mark must not be registered if the mark: is devoid of distinctive character (section… Read more »

Posted: Author: Emily Sadler

New digital content rights for the 21st Century become law today

The centrepiece of the UK’s consumer law reform programme, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) has become law today (1 October 2015). The Act consolidates and updates an existing framework of consumer law that is currently set out in over 100 separate pieces of legislation. This blog forms the first of a four part series… Read more »