Outside Publication

No Defence for the Land Rover Defender, World Trademark Review

August 28, 2020

Morgan Lewis partner Nick Bolter and associate Laura Elliott authored an article for World Trademark Review after the UK High Court upheld a UK Intellectual Property Office decision allowing oppositions against Jaguar Land Rover’s applications to register the shapes of two Defender models. The authors note that the decision should serve as a reminder to trademark owners that “even if a shape might be considered iconic, famous or easily recognisable, a conclusion that the shape is capable of indicating the origin of the goods or services claimed is far from certain.”

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