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IP case report - June 2014

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • July 1 2014

Bimbo filed an application for registration of BIMBO DOUGHNUTS as a CTM in Class 30 for 'pastry and bakery products, specially doughnuts'.

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For the love of fashion: protecting the beauty of fashion through Community design rights

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • April 3 2014

While most fashion trends may come and go in a heartbeat, some never go out of style. The Birkin bag, Cartier's LVe bracelet, Chanel's classic flap

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IP case report - July 2014

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • September 2 2014

Confirming the opinion of the AG (reported in CIPA Journal, July 2010), the CJ held that Article 93(5) of Regulation (EC) No 4094 did not allow the

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Design rights get a boost in the UK

  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 2 2013

Much has been written about the design of the blue polka-dot dress that Kate Middleton wore when she emerged from the hospital carrying baby Prince

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Assos v ASOS - cycle clothing conflict

  • D Young & Co
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2013

The English High Court has held that the online fashion designer and retailer ASOS is not liable for infringing the registered trade mark of Assos of

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Choos and handbags no such thing as innocent infringement of design right in Europe?

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 25 2008

The High Court decision in J Choo (Jersey) Ltd v Towerstone Ltd 2008 EWHC 346 will be of great comfort to the fashion industry as the decision heralds the possibility of strengthened protection for handbag and shoe designs and similar accessory items under Community registered design (CRD) legislation.

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Oh Pukka! English luggage company told to pack its bags and go home

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 22 2012

In October 2004 Pukka applied to register the word mark PUKKA as a Community trade mark at the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs).

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IP case report - April 2014

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • July 3 2014

The CJ has given guidance on the revocation of a trade mark which has become the common name in the trade for a product or service in respect of

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Designs: complicated because they are simple?

  • Anand and Anand
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  • India
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  • January 6 2014

Since its implementation, the Designs Act 2000 as evolved to keep up with industrialisation and globalisation and to promote competition. The act

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Reciprocal IP rights with the UK are a distinct advantage for Kiwi designers!

  • Baldwins
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  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • September 4 2014

So, you're a New Zealand fashion designer and you've just found out that a store in London is selling a line of dresses that look a lot like the

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