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High Court retains composure for composite mark assessment - Aveda Corporation v Dabur India Ltd
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • May 2 2013

The English High Court has extended the protection potentially available to brands owners to include instances where marks similar to their own are

English High Court allows ‘use of own name’ defence - Stichting BDO & Others v BDO Unibank Inc & Others
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • May 2 2013

The Claimants are part of a network of accountancy and professional services firms who trade under the name 'BDO'. The First Claimant is the

Key Takeaways from the Advanced Trademark Law Seminar
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 21 2016

Kilpatrick Townsend recently hosted a seminar on Advanced Trademark Law exploring informative, timely issues in trademark law and the business of

A poor bet: Casino de Monte-Carlo fails in its claim for trade mark infringement and passing off
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2013

SBM, the owner of Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco (founded in 1863), brought a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off against AIL, a UK

UK registered trade marks which ‘lack sufficient clarity and precision’ could be invalidated
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 3 2014

In a recent ruling, the UK High Court has warned businesses to ensure that the scope of their trade marks is clear and precise or risk their marks

Don’t roll with it - take action to prevent trade mark genericism
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 2 2014

Treating trade marks as common or generic terms undermines their essential function to inform consumers as to the origin of a product, which may

Catch the pigeon Jack Wills clips House of Fraser’s wings in trade mark dispute
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 4 2014

Well-known retail brand Jack Wills has successfully relied on its community trade mark of a pheasant (below and left) in infringement proceedings

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

High Court of England and Wales protects "Greek yoghurt”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2013

In Fage UK Ltd & Anor v Chobani UK Ltd & Anor 2013 EWHC 630 (Ch), the English High Court has found that the term "Greek yoghurt" has a particular

Making the most of trademark licensing
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2013

Licensing can add considerable value to a brand. But some pitfalls must be avoided. It is paramount that companies carefully consider and implement