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Living dangerously with cheeky packaging?
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2014

In recent years, an increasing number of supermarkets have introduced own-branded products whose external appearance closely resembles that of the

Registering the layout of a retail store as a trade mark? There’s an app(lication) for that
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 9 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ) has acknowledged that the design layout of a shop can conceivably be registered as a trade mark for

San Daniele: Italy fights for its ham
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy, United Kingdom
  • January 8 2014

In a case involving the United Kingdom, Italy has confirmed that it will fight strenuously at the EU level in order to protect its geographical

Space marines in the Amazon: generic terms and trade marks
  • Marks & Clerk
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2013

Games Workshop Limited has recently come in for criticism after asserting its rights over the term SPACE MARINES. When US author Maggie Hogarth

Ford puts the brakes on Fraud Music’s application - detriment to repute
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2014

The Ford Motor Company have been successful in an opposition to prevent registration of the trade mark FRAUD (Device) (figure 01, below) fi led by

Cadbury’s purple battle is lost.
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2014

We have previously commented on the ongoing battle between Cadbury and Nestlé over the colour purple. Cadbury has lost the final battle of the

Happy Quiche and Happy Sandwiches survive opposition from McDonald’s Happy Meal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

We've all had one. A Happy Meal that is. Some of us might have continued to buy them in circumstances that might not be considered "age appropriate"

Rihanna v Topshop and the fight for Queensberry - recent UK case law on merchandising and bad faith - part 2
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • August 13 2013

In our earlier note, we discussed Mr Justice Birss' finding that Topshop committed the tort of passing off, by selling a t-shirt with a photo of

High Court declares ASOS UK trade mark not detrimental to ASSOS CTM
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

In Maier v Asos plc 2014 EWHC 123 (Ch), the High Court of England and Wales has rejected a challenge to the registration of the UK trade mark ASOS

Nestlé foils Cadbury’s trade mark application
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2013

Cadbury has lost a five-year legal battle with Swiss rival Nestlé. This week the Court of Appeal overturned a previous decision of the High