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Amendment to Groundless Threats Provisions
Oct 22, 2015
The law relating to groundless threats of Intellectual Property ("IP") infringement may be about to change. According to the current law on groundless threats, if you make allegat...
Government Threatens to Crack Down on Groundless Threats
Oct 19, 2015
On 13 October 2015 the Law Commission for England and Wales published the final report on the project to reform the law of unjustified threats in relation to legal proceedings for ...
Mik Maki design invalid on the basis of earlier Tic Tac rights
Oct 16, 2015
In September 2015 OHIM (Trade Marks and Designs) Third Board of Appeal published its Decision in relation to Invalidity Proceedings brought by Ferrero (Global Confectionary Group b...
Priority and OHIM - Tougher Scrutiny Under New Guidelines
Oct 15, 2015
In recent years OHIM relaxed their examination of priority claims but this may be about to change. Under newly constituted 2015 OHIM Guidelines, they have started examining entitle...
Pie in the Sky? Business Making Square Pies Given Legal Warning
Oct 13, 2015
A company making square shaped pies has been told that it cannot call them 'square' by a rival pie maker. Wiltshire based firm 'Eat Square' started making square pies earlier this...
Sportbay's success in e-Bay trade mark opposition
Oct 7, 2015
Nesterovas Linas, trading under the name Sportbay / Open Sales Europe, applied for the figurative and word mark SPORTBAY covering classes 22,25,28 and 35, in April 2012. e-Bay opp...
Acquired Distinctiveness through Use - Nestlé v Cadbury
Sep 21, 2015
In Nestlé's continuing battle to register the shape of its four finger chocolate bar, The CJEU has issued a preliminary ruling in the case between Nestlé and Cadbury. Background ...
Unilever Harnesses EU-Wide Reputation to Oppose National Trade Mark
Sep 4, 2015
A Community Trade Mark (CTM) is a trademark which offers protections across the European Union as a whole, as opposed to protection on a national level in different member states. ...
Ringing the Changes - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Logo Scrapped
Sep 2, 2015
The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games ("Games") has been scrapped after accusations of plagiarism against designer Kenjiro Sano. A Belgian artist has complained that his desi...
Easy Does It: EasyRoommate Files Injunction Against easyGroup
Sep 1, 2015
EasyRoommate is a flat sharing digital platform that was founded by entrepreneur, Jean Pons, in 1999. By 2003, the company had become the largest flat sharing online company with ...
Under Armour Threatens Trade Mark Action against Armor & Glory
Aug 28, 2015
US sports apparel giant Under Armour has sued various companies using the word Armour, most recently threatening legal action against small-scale company Armor & Glory on the groun...
Greek Supreme Court Clips Crazy Bull's Wings
Aug 21, 2015
The Greek Supreme Administrative Court ("Supreme Court") recently remanded a ruling to the Athens Administrative Court of Appeal with specific guidelines to consider in the trade m...
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