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Successful use of own name defence in trade mark proceedings

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 5 2013

BDO Unibank, the largest bank in the Philippines, successfully used the 'own name defence' in response to infringement proceedings decided in the

Patents County Court reminds businesses not to turn a blind eye to competitors’ infringement of trade marks

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2013

In Frost Products Ltd v F C Frost Ltd 2013 EWPCC 34, the Patents County Court (PCC) rejected a claim for infringement of a Community trade mark

Requirement for a trade mark to be “represented graphically” considered by Court of Appeal

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 7 2013

In Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. V Cadbury UK Limited 2013 EWCA Civ 1174, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that Cadbury’s

Specsavers v Asda: registering logos and brand names separately

  • Mishcon de Reya
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 19 2013

A recent ruling from Europe's highest trade mark court in the battle between Specsavers and Asda has affirmed the advantage of registering logos and

Stay granted under Article 104

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 11 2013

Mr Wilson QC granted a stay of Regent US's UK CTM infringement action, finding that although it had a respectable argument that there were 'special

Let's get ready to litigate

  • EIP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2013

This judgement confirms the limits of the legal concept of “goodwill” in commercial disputes. It also provides lessons on good recordkeeping and

No sign of success: CoA holds Mondelez and Mattel's marks fail Sieckmann criteria

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 4 2013

In 2004 Cadbury (which was taken over by Kraft Foods in 2009 and is now a subsidiary of US based global conglomerate Mondelēz International) applied

Foreign companies need actual customers in the United Kingdom to establish passing off

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 29 2011

In Plentyoffish Media Inc v Plenty More LLP 2011 EWHC 2568 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales has held that a foreign company’s reputation in the United Kingdom does not equate to goodwill in the United Kingdom and that actual customers are needed to bring an action in passing off

Lifestyle Management Ltd v Frater: domain names and instruments of fraud

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2011

Pointing domain names, which are similar to a former principal's website, to websites that closely resembled the home page of the former principal has been found to be an act of passing off

PCC finds FROST CTM invalid under Article 8(4) and on account of bad faith

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 11 2013

Vos J found Frost's CTM for the word FROST to be invalid under Articles 8(4) and Article 52(1)(b), and dismissed Frost's claim against FC Frost for