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Cadbury Left Feeling Purple in Trademark Ruling
May 16, 2016
We have previously covered recent case law the long-running legal battles between Nestle and Cadbury. Our article on Cadbury's successful opposition to Nestlé's application for a t...
Directors Defence Blown Apart in Trade Mark and Passing Off Claim
May 12, 2016
A company director has been found jointly liable for trade mark infringement and passing off in claim brought about by a company specialising in sports performance and nutrition. ...
Toys and Sports Articles Lacking in Similarity in Trade Mark Decision
May 11, 2016
On 14 April 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal to set aside a decision of the EU General Court (EUGC) made in July 2015 in relation to the registration o...
Facebook Succeeds in China Trade Mark Case
May 10, 2016
Facebook has won an interesting trade mark case in China, despite being banned from operating in the country. Chinese company, Zhujian Beverage (Zhujian), which sells porridges, m...
Apple to Appeal China Trademark Decision
May 9, 2016
Following on from our news story last week about Apple's recent loss in a trade mark dispute in China – A Rotten 'Apple' in China? Problems for Apple Inc.. – Apple has confirmed in...
A Rotten 'Apple' in China? Problems for Apple Inc.
May 4, 2016
Apple has lost a trademark battle in China which will result in a company which sells leather goods, including handbags and phone cases, being able to continue to use the name "iPh...
Not a Case of 'VANTA'-Black and White in IP Law
May 3, 2016
'Vantablack' is the name used to describe a new 'super-black' coating/paint developed by Surrey NanoSystems and questions have been raised as to whether an artist may be granted ex...
Jaguar Land Rover Fails to Drive Through Trade Mark Registration
Apr 29, 2016
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been partially successful in its attempt to register a trade mark for the shape of the Range Rover Evoque motor vehicle. Back in November 2012, JLR fil...
Washington Redskins on the Offensive in Trademark Dispute
Apr 27, 2016
National Football League club the Washington Redskins have filed an application in the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Supreme Court to hear the club's high-profile t...
BMW in Pole Position in Trademark Dispute
Apr 21, 2016
BMW has been partly successful in a trademark and passing off claim in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) against Technosport London Limited (TLL). Background TTL ...
Coachella Organisers Sue Event Company for Trademark Infringement
Apr 20, 2016
The organisers of the largest US music festival, Coachella, have accused an events and marketing company of buying and re-selling festival wristbands and backstage passes infringin...
Un-'Pheasant' Surprise for Jack Wills in Trade Mark Infringement Damages Award
Apr 12, 2016
A recent case, Jack Wills Ltd v House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd on the amount that may be awarded on an account of profits offers welcome guidance on what may be taken into account in...
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