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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...
The Rubik's Cube Solved
Nov 11, 2016
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the shape of the multi coloured three - dimensional Rubik's Cube cannot be protected by trademark, but could be protected by paten...
Conor McGregor Gears Up For The Ultimate Legal Fight
Nov 8, 2016
The Ultimate Fighting Championship ('UFC'), a violent mixed martial arts competition, is growing in popularity and no-one is more famous within the UFC than Conor McGregor. Mr McGr...
Bodybuilder Silhoette Trade Mark Rejected
Nov 2, 2016
The EU General Court has upheld a decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal against the registration of a figurative trade mark constituting an image representing a 'bodybuilder' in a ...
Importance Of Name Brands In Fashion Industry Highlighted
Nov 1, 2016
Background In a recent decision the General Court of the European Union has upheld two decisions made by the Board of Appeal in relation to an opposition made to a figurative tra...
Donald Is Trumped To TV Trademark
Oct 28, 2016
The current United States presidential election has created an ongoing deluge of controversial moments from both running candidates. However, it seems that even once the election h...
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