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Fingers Crossed: Is The Shape Of The KIT-KAT Bar Registrable As A Trade Mark?
It has long been possible to seek the registration of (inter alia) "the shape of goods or of their packaging" as a trade mark both in the UK and in the rest of the European Union.
UK
15 Feb 2017
2
A Tale Of Two Icelands: Inside The Dispute
Iceland Foods are a well-known supermarket retailer who are best known for operating a chain of stores selling mainly frozen food.
UK
14 Dec 2016
3
Keep Taking The Tablets: Flynn Pharma v DrugsRUs
Pfizer is a giant pharmaceutical manufacturer whose range of pharmaceuticals includes phenytoin sodium, an anti-epilepsy drug sold in the EU under the brand name EPANUTIN.
UK
4 Feb 2016
4
"SUPREME" Pet Food No Longer" And "No Deluxe For Lidl"
Two recent decisions – one in the English High Court and one in Europe – have served as a timely reminder of the difficulties inherent in choosing descriptive words as trade marks.
UK
18 Feb 2015
5
Interflora v M&S – The Saga Continues
The 6 year legal battle between Interflora and M&S has taken a new twist following the Court of Appeal's latest appeal ruling in the case Interflora Inc & Anor v Marks and Spencer plc.
UK
14 Nov 2014
6
ISPs Ordered To Block Websites Committing Trade Mark Infringement
The High Court has granted an injunction in favour of luxury brand owner Richemont, which requires various ISPs to block access to a number of websites.
UK
5 Nov 2014
7
Thomas Pink Ltd –v- Victoria's Secret UK Ltd
British retailer Thomas Pink has emerged victorious in its most recent trade mark dispute with American lingerie giant Victoria's Secret in the High Court case of Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria's Secret UK Ltd.
UK
3 Nov 2014
8
3D Printing & The Retail Industry
3D printing is a way of creating solid three dimensional objects by printing, using a laser sintering procedure, micro thin layers of material on top of each other.
UK
1 Aug 2014
9
Betty Boop And Infringement Of A Word Mark By The Use Of An Image
There have been numerous examples of both celebrities and the owners of well-known fictional characters failing to prevent third parties using their images on merchandise.
UK
17 Jul 2014
10
When Is A Trade Mark Not A Trade Mark?
A registered trade mark should not be descriptive of the characteristic of the particular goods or service for which it is registered. But where is the line drawn between what is descriptive and what is not?
UK
17 Jul 2014
11
YourView Wins Round 3 - Is It A Knockout?
A recent decision by the High Court should serve as another warning to businesses to choose their branding carefully.
UK
16 Jul 2014
12
Publicity Orders And Lush -v- Amazon
That case ended in a victory for Lush but Amazon has sought to test the extent of its victory by contesting various matters including the nature of the publicity order.
UK
16 Jul 2014
13
Take Note! Changes To The Treatment Of Monochrome Trade Marks As Of 2 June 2014
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market has published new guidance on trade marks that have been filed in greyscale or black and white.
UK
14 Jul 2014
14
Lost In Translation
The Court of Justice of the European Union has handed down its decision in Bimbo SA v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.
European Union
14 Jul 2014
15
Do Karen Millen Have The Case Sewn Up As Dunnes Stores' Arguments Begin To Unravel?
In a case that centres on unregistered Community design rights, Advocate General Wathelet has given some guidance on the meaning of "individual character".
UK
2 May 2014
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What Now For The Trunki? Appeal Judges Rule In Favour Of The Kiddee Case
On 28 February 2014, the Court of Appeal dealt a serious blow to Magmatic, the company behind the well-known "Trunki" childrens’ luggage.
UK
14 Mar 2014
17
Cosmetic Warriors Strike A Blow Against Amazon In Trade Mark Fight
The well known LUSH cosmetics brand has scored a significant victory for brand owners in the High Court by successfully suing Amazon for trade mark infringement.
UK
14 Mar 2014
18
Ruffled Feathers At House Of Fraser - Is A Pigeon An Infringement Of A Pheasant?
In an interesting decision, Arnold J has recently held that the House of Fraser's pigeon logo was an infringement of Jack Wills' pheasant logo.
UK
14 Mar 2014
19
Greek Yoghurt: As Distinguished As Champagne?
In a recent judgment, the Court of Appeal has considered the law of so-called "extended passing off" and its relationship with the European Union legalisation that protects geographical indications of origin, all in relation to the trade name "Greek yoghurt".
UK
14 Mar 2014
20
No Good(Will) For Starbucks
Media company Starbucks (HK) Limited operates Hong Kong's NOW internet television service.
UK
2 Dec 2013
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