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EU Trademark Confusion Dependent on Language
Oct 3, 2016
A recent reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has resulted in the clarification of an interesting point of law concerning injunctions relating to European...
RoboCopp Security Firm Go Into Battle With Orion Pictures Corporation
Sep 29, 2016
RoboCopp LLC is an American company that specialises in personal security. They are known for having invented a personal alarm which they named SOUND GRENADE. In June 2016 RoboCop...
Scotch Whisky Is Granted Trade Mark Protection In Taiwan
Sep 27, 2016
Scotch Whisky has been granted trade mark protection after the application of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to register the name in Taiwan was successful. The protection will...
Iceland and Trade Marks
Sep 26, 2016
Iceland is in the spotlight in the trade mark world, following a number of legal disputes regarding the use of the word "Iceland" in trade marks. Iceland Foods has been, since 201...
Swatch Take A Bite Out Of Apple In Trade Mark Dispute
Sep 20, 2016
It can sometimes seem like Apple is taking over the world, with its products increasingly ubiquitous and new launches hotly anticipated. They have however experienced some negative...
Trade Mark Cancelled Due To Similarity With EU Flag
Sep 14, 2016
An interesting case has been decided in Germany recently where the European Union has been successful in obtaining the cancellation of a trade mark which it claimed infringed on th...
ASOS Pays Out £20million in Trade Mark Dispute
Sep 9, 2016
ASOS, the UK based online fashion and beauty store aimed at young adults, has been left counting the significant cost of having settled a trade mark dispute with two European rival...
The Sky's the Limit
Aug 25, 2016
Skyscape Cloud Services Ltd v Sky Plc and others  EWHC 1340 (IPEC) Sky plc were formed in 1990 and merged with British Satellite Broadcasting becoming the UK's largest digit...
Company Founder Loses Karen Millen Brand Dispute
Aug 22, 2016
The High Court has ruled against individual Karen Millen (Millen) in a long running contract dispute with her former company for the right to trade under her own name (the Brand) i...
Case Stayed Over Failure to Pay Correct Court Fee
Aug 18, 2016
The government (relatively) recently (April 2015) introduced large increases to fees for issuing a claim in the civil courts. As a result, the issue fee for a claim that may be in ...
Specsavers' Controversial Trade Mark Approved
Aug 17, 2016
Specsavers Optical Group Ltd (Specsavers) has received initial approval from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) on the registration of "should've" and "shoudve" as UK trad...
Trade Marks, the Olympics and Social Media Hashtags
Aug 16, 2016
Plenty of us are in the Olympic Spirit despite having to stay up late into the night to catch some of the exciting. Journalists continue to report on the latest sporting developmen...
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