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Case Law - A New Dimension to the Restrictions on 3D trademarks
  • Mitscherlich PartmbB
  • European Union
  • July 20 2017

In a recent judgment of June 27, 2017, the General Court of the European Union found that, at least in specific scenarios, the restrictive case law

Stripes on Pirelli tyres not eligible for trademark protection
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • July 17 2017

In July 2017, the EU's General Court ruled that tyre manufacturer Pirelli's application to register the curved stripes that appear on the sides of its

VANILLA JAVA PORTER for Beer Lacks Acquired Distinctiveness for Beer, Says TTAB
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • July 13 2017

The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark VANILLA JAVA PORTER for beer PORTER disclaimed on the ground that applicant, who was seeking

Trade marks: Invalidity of shape mark
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2017

The Court of Appeal has confirmed the invalidity of a three-dimensional chocolate bar trade mark

Lack of Distinctiveness as an Obstacle for EUTM Registration
  • K&L Gates
  • European Union
  • June 20 2017

The distinctiveness of a trademark is one of the conditions for obtaining a European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) registration. The concept of a

Carlsberg bottle design not so novel
  • RNA IP Attorneys
  • India
  • June 19 2017

Breweries alleging design and trademark infringement, and passing off. Carlsberg's claim was based on: the unique and distinctive bottle and trade

Speedy justice: TTAB reverses refusal to register crosby quic-tag
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

In a non-precedential decision in In re The Crosby Group LLC, Serial 86780353 (April 17 2017), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that

The Top Hits: Fashion Cases with a Big Impact
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • June 6 2017

Over the last year, there have been some significant trademark and copyright cases in the fashion industry. Below are summaries of recent cases all

Fashion and Intellectual Property: Many Options to Protect Your Design, But No One-Stop Shop
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

Imagine you’re a fashion designer with a unique clothing design. As with any other business, you wish to protect your intellectual property through

Trade dress and the importance of visual appearance
  • RNA IP Attorneys
  • India
  • May 24 2017

The rise of consumerism and a growing emphasis on how consumer products are sold and displayed tell us much about the gradual shift in the Indian