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'Piz-za the Action' in Recipe Name Dispute
Jul 7, 2016
Background Mr. Alfredo Di Lelio opened a restaurant in Rome in 1914 under the name 'Alfedo All Scrofa'. Soon after he created a recipe for his pregnant wife which was added to th...
Converse Trade Mark Dispute Partially 'Chucked' Out
Jun 29, 2016
Converse, the manufacturer of the eponymous Chuck Taylor trainer, has been handed a mixed ruling at the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The agency said that Wal-Mart, Ske...
IP Implications Following Brexit
Jun 28, 2016
Unless you have been living in a vacuum you will be aware that on 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union (Brexit). This decision will have a significant impact on the in...
Cosmetics company far from 'made-up' as Swiss Court holds that sales to a subsidiary do not constitute use
Jun 23, 2016
Pierre Fabre is a French multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics company. They manufacture and supply cosmetics products including a face cream sold under the trade mark ELUAGE...
Car Crash for 'Vote Leave' Campaign and Use of Nissan Logo
Jun 22, 2016
As the EU Referendum reaches its climax and the Leave and Remain campaigns fight tooth and nail for the important floating votes, Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced that it wil...
Barcelona "Cule"-less in Trademark Dispute
Jun 20, 2016
A decision by the European General Court has provided guidance on demonstrating genuine use of an earlier trade mark in opposition proceedings and the importance of filing document...
Tarnished by Association? The Importance of Perception in a Name
Jun 17, 2016
Everybody has heard of 'ISIS' (otherwise known as the Islamic State or IS) a jihadist militant group that follows a fundamentalist doctrine of Sunni Islam which is very rarely out ...
Mars Going Nuts in Sweden after M&M Trademark Infringement Decision
Jun 13, 2016
Modelez (which is very closely linked to Kraft and includes confectionery and snacks following a spin off - see the Wall Street Journal article for a timeline) has triumphed in a S...
Rubik's Cube Trade Mark a Real Puzzle for the Courts
Jun 10, 2016
The owners of the Rubik's Cube look set to lose the EU trade mark they hold over the 3D shape of the puzzle following a recent Advocate General (AG) opinion which confirmed that th...
'MERCK': Still Very Much a Globally Divided Brand
Jun 9, 2016
We previously reported on a case in the Chancery Division of the High Court, in which German company, Merck KGaA, succeeded in a claim of trade mark infringement against US Company...
Louboutin Trade Mark Rejection - 'Shape' Question Referred to CJEU
Jun 6, 2016
We recently reported on the rejection by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property of a trade mark application by Christian Louboutin following news that the Swiss Feder...
Beach Club Swims Into An Ocean Of Trouble
Jun 3, 2016
Ice Mountain Ibiza, the owners of Ocean Beach Club in Ibiza, have failed in their appeal to the General Court of the European Union to register a figurative trade mark (which can b...
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