商標登録insideNews: Notice to Stakeholders regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Plant Variety Rights | CPVO

     Brussels, Angers, 23 January 2018  NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF UNION PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS  

情報源: Notice to Stakeholders regarding the withdrawal of the UK and EU rules in the field of Plant Variety Rights | CPVO

欧州連合の植物品種権の規則は2019年3月30日00:00(CET)から英国に適用されなくなり、英国は「第3国」となります。

商標登録insideNews: IPPro The internet | Brexit transitional period to offer ‘cloned’ trademark rights | ipprotheinternet.com

The UK government has outlined its intention to offer EU registered trademarks a UK equivalent post-Brexit.In its latest draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, the UK revealed that it would create an equivalent cloned right during the Brexit post-transition period, which is planned to last from 29 March 2019, to 31 December 2020.

情報源: IPPro The internet | Brexit transitional period to offer ‘cloned’ trademark rights | ipprotheinternet.com

商標登録insideNews: Black cab shape not distinctive enough to be trademark, say judges | World news | The Guardian

The London Taxi Company wanted to claim exclusive rights to the black cab shape and thwart a rival firm. But Lord Justice Kitchin and Lord Justice Floyd have upheld a ruling made last year by a high court judge. In January 2016, Mr Justice Arnold ruled that the shape was not a “valid registered trademark” after a high court hearing in London.

情報源: Black cab shape not distinctive enough to be trademark, say judges | World news | The Guardian

商標登録insideNews: Fintech boom drives record number of trade mark applications by UK finance firms | The Independent

A boom in new fintech innovations saw UK financial services firms register a record number of trade marks in 2016, according to research.Companies in the sector registered 4,228 trade marks last year, up from 3,141 in 2011, professional services firm, RPC, found.

情報源: Fintech boom drives record number of trade mark applications by UK finance firms | The Independent

[コメント] Fintechは金融を意味するファイナンス(Finance)と、技術を意味するテクノロジー(Technology)を組み合わせた造語ですが、フィンテック分野での商標登録出願数が急増しているとの記事になります。銀行、金融機関のIT化が加速しているとも受け取れます。

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商標登録insideNews: WeWork sues UrWork over trademark infringement

US-owned shared office giant WeWork is escalating a legal fight against its Chinese rival, UrWork, with a US trademark infringement lawsuit.

情報源: WeWork sues UrWork over trademark infringement

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UrWork Joining Forces With Serendipity Labs To Open Its First NYC location、3:09

商標登録insideNews: Brands face Brexit trademark crisis | News | Drapers

Nearly half (48%) of international brand owners do not have a have a clearly-defined trademark filing strategy for when Britain leaves the European Union, according to new research.

情報源: Brands face Brexit trademark crisis | News | Drapers

コメント:英国のEU離脱に関して多くの商標権者は積極的動きを見せていないというレポートです。示唆するところ、比較的に短時間での作業が待ち受けているように思います。

商標登録insideNews: Amazon Go Trademark Filings Hint Firm’s “Checkout-Free” Shops Could be UK-Bound | Gizmodo UK

The online giant filed four applications for trademark slogans with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office, including “No Queue, No Checkout. (No, Seriously)” and “Every Queue is a Defect”.

情報源: Amazon Go Trademark Filings Hint Firm’s “Checkout-Free” Shops Could be UK-Bound | Gizmodo UK

記事によれば、アマゾンは4つの商標を出願したとあります。TMViewで調べてみると、確かに小売りで4件の出願がありました。
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商標登録insideNews: KitKat foiled again in attempt to trademark four-fingered bar’s shape | Business | The Guardian

キットカット(Kitkat)のチョコレートの4つ指の3D形状については、自他商品を識別する機能がないとの理由で、英国控訴裁判所は控訴したネッスルの主張を退ける判断をしています。英国控訴裁判所の判事は、4つ指構造のチョコレートの形状はキットカットの形状として広く知られているが、それを以ってその形状がオリジナルであるとすることはできず、その形状だけで1つの提供者からの商品と認識されるものではないと判断しています。

Kitkait Four Finger Bar
Kitkait Four Finger Bar

The confectionery multinational Nestlé has lost the latest round of its long-running battle with rivals Cadbury to trademark the shape of the KitKat bar in the UK. The court of appeal ruled that the four-finger design had “no inherent distinctiveness”.

情報源: KitKat foiled again in attempt to trademark four-fingered bar’s shape | Business | The Guardian

判決:Société des Produits Nestlé SA -v- Cadbury UK Ltd