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An innocent mistake that could have proved costly - High Court declares Innocent the copyright owner of its famous “dude” logo
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2015

The High Court has recently declared Innocent the owner of the copyright in its main brand logo (known as the "dude" logo) used on the Innocent

Not enough room on the road for Europcar logo: High Court holds Europcar's 'e' logo infringes Enterprise's 'e' device mark
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 19 2015

The High Court has held that Europcar's use of a logo comprising a stylised lower case 'e' on a green background infringes Enterprise's Community

Topshop's sale of Rihanna t-shirt was unlawful, agrees the Court of Appeal
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2015

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in Robyn Rihanna Fenty & Ots v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd & Anr ("Topshop"), concerning

United Kingdom: the perils and powers of passing off
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2015

Passing off can be a useful supplement to registered trademark protection, although the evidential requirements can increase uncertainty and costs In

The dangers of descriptive or laudatory brand names
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 2 2015

Whilst it is tempting to use descriptive words or superlatives as brand names - they are easily picked up by consumers and tell the potential

The end of the road for counterfeit products?
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2014

The High Court has granted orders requiring several internet service providers to block access by their subscribers to certain websites that

Pearls of wisdom from Purle J: don’t undervalue your solicitor’s advice or pay the price
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2014

The recent case of Husky Group Ltd (“Husky”) underlines the importance of following your lawyer’s advice and not pursuing the defense of the

BrandWrites - December 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

A 3D trade mark in relation to a new unique product idea could in theory have been a way to achieve a monopoly on the market. However, while the

No victory for Victoria’s Secret
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2014

Thomas Pink Limited has come out victorious in the UK in its legal battle against the US lingerie powerhouse Victoria's Secret over the use of the

In the PINK! Thomas Pink v Victoria's Secret
  • Dehns
  • United Kingdom
  • August 29 2014

The English High Court recently ruled that the use by Victoria's Secret ("VS") of the term PINK as a trade mark for a range of clothing aimed at