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3D trademarks used alongside brand names
Dec 19, 2016
A recent application for revocation of a 3D European Union Trademark (EUTM) has provided some interesting insight into 3D trade marks in the EU. A German company registered a 3D t...
Nestle Left Needing To Take A Break Following Trademark Defeat
Dec 16, 2016
In January, the UK High Court ruled that Nestle could not register the shape of the four finger Kit Kat biscuit. Now the Swiss manufacturer have lost their case to register the Kit...
Michael Jordan Scores A Slam Dunk In China
Dec 14, 2016
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has scored an important victory for the enforcement of intellectual property rights in China. The People's Supreme Court in China issued a decision...
'Glee' Fight Goes On To Supreme Court
Dec 13, 2016
We have previously reported on one of the more well-known trademark stories of the past year concerning a legal battle over the name 'Glee'. Aspects of the case are now due to be h...
Part 36 Offers and Fixed Costs
Dec 12, 2016
A part 36 offer is designed to offer parties a means of seeking to resolve proceedings which offers incentives to both parties to a dispute to settle. The incentive is actually the...
Porsche Race Away In Trademark Dispute
Dec 7, 2016
Luxury German car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche, usually referred to as Porsche, have successfully invalidated several Benelux registrations for the mark P@RSCHE. The regi...
Iceland Trademark Dispute Heating Up
Dec 1, 2016
Further to our previous story with regards to Iceland seeking to challenge the European wide trademark which Iceland Foods holds over the word 'Iceland', it appears that things are...
Victory For APAL Over Pink Lady Logo After A Second Bite Of The Apple
Nov 30, 2016
Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) own the Pink Lady brand for apples in numerous worldwide territories. They own the Pink Lady trademark in most territories, but in 2006 the...
Court Fees in Intellectual Property Claims
Nov 28, 2016
In March 2015, Court Fees for civil claims were significantly increased, with the stated aim of achieving financial stability for the courts; money claims valued at over £200,000 n...
French Confectioners In Not So Sweet Chinese Trademark Battle
Nov 18, 2016
The Union des Fabricants des Calissons (Union of Calisson Makers) is an organisation of manufacturers of Calissons d'Aix, a French sweet. They have reacted with fury to the news th...
International trademark clashes with Swiss national emblem
Nov 17, 2016
When reading CONCEPT+ many would pronounce the name as CONCEPT PLUS, yet the Swiss Intellectual Property Office and Federal Administrative Court both disagreed. This was what Kaufl...
EUIPO Rejects EU Trade Mark Registration For The Mark CAFFÈ NERO
Nov 16, 2016
In 2014 the CAFFÈ NERO Group Ltd filed two EU trade mark applications for the word mark CAFFÈ NERO and a figurative mark for the words CAFFÈ NERO on a blue background. The applica...
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