Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – PGI and Trademark Oppositions
201510.29
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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – PGI and Trademark Oppositions

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (“Federation”) is a non-profit organisation representing over 500,000 coffee growing families. The Federation filed an application for a Protected Geographic Indication (“PGI”) for CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA on 8 June 2005 and the application was granted in respect of coffee. Colombian Coffee was the first agricultural food product from a non-EU…

Injunctions and the Copycats – Report on the Consumer Protection Regulations
201510.27
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Injunctions and the Copycats – Report on the Consumer Protection Regulations

BIS Report The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published a report considering the possibility of enabling businesses to take civil action (in the form of an injunction) in relation to copycat packaging under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (“CPUT”). CPUT prohibits misleading commercial practices that affect consumers’ transactional decisions. This…