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Cadbury wins the colour purple in the UK
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
  • May 14 2013

The recent ruling of the High Court in the United Kingdom in the matter of Société des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Limited

Cadbury lose trade mark for the colour purple in the Court of Appeal but Mattel's Scrabble tile mark is still invalid
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 7 2013

On 4 October 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down judgments in the cases of Societé des Produits Nestlé SA v. Cadbury UK Limited

Marks & Spencer’s use of AdWords is trade mark infringement
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2013

In a High Court judgment handed down on 21st May 2013, Mr Justice Arnold found in favour of Interflora in its long-running litigation with Marks &

IP snapshot December 2013
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • December 30 2013

The CJEU has set aside a decision of the General Court, thereby confirming that proof that the use of a later mark is, or would be, detrimental to the

Asos to pay over £20 million to settle trade mark litigation
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • October 19 2016

Online fashion and beauty retailer Asos, previously known as As Seen On Screen, is paying over £20 million to cycle wear manufacturer Assos of

Protecting the name of an academy
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2015

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has dismissed a claim for passing off by a state secondary school which brought the claim against a nearby

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

Rihanna top of the shops
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2015

In a recent Court of Appeal decision, Rihanna's passing off claim against Topshop has been upheld. This appeal decision is an important ruling in

Business round-up
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Italy, United Kingdom
  • February 2 2015

Alviero Martini recently decided to bring an appeal against the decision of the Court of Milan, in the proceedings brought against Alviero Martini S

High Courts against websites selling counterfeit goods
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • October 23 2014

In a recent decision the High Court has granted a series of orders sought by Richemont (the owner of a number of luxury brands such as Cartier