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The colour purple: Cadbury loses battle to register its signature purple shade
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 10 2014

Cadbury has lost its Supreme Court battle to register as a trade mark its iconic colour purple (known as Pantone 2685C), ending a 10-year legal

TTAB reluctant to grant summary judgment based solely on default admissions
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2014

In its recent precedential ruling in SARL Corexco v. Webid Consulting Ltd., the TTAB offered insight into the Board's position on granting summary

Is the future bright for colour marks?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2014

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Cadbury may not appeal a refusal to register the colour purple as a UK trade mark. Well-known confectioner

A man walks into a bar and orders a "BUD"...
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 4 2013

The General Court of the EU has recently ruled that Anheuser-Busch is entitled to register 'BUD' as a trademark across the EU, 17 years after its

Extended passing off in the UK: Greek yoghurt v Greek style yoghurt
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2013

Fage, the Greek manufacturer of the famous TOTAL Greek yoghurt brand, has succeeded at the full trial of its High Court 'extended passing off' action

eBay face liability for fake goods
  • Kingsley Napley
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 14 2011

eBay may be liable for trademark infringements in relation to counterfeit products sold on its site following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a case brought by French cosmetics giant L’Oreal

Threatening a user of your trademark with litigation may be risky, even in without prejudice correspondence
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2011

To determine whether correspondence should be treated as an actionable threat it is necessary to establish whether a reasonable recipient would have understood the correspondence as an intention to initiate proceedings for trademark infringement

Oral licensee of a Community trademark can sue for infringement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2011

The High Court ruled that an oral licensee of a Community trademark can bring an action for infringement

The battle between L’Oréal and eBay rumbles on
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has recently given its judgment in the case of L’Oréal v eBay, in response to the questions referred to it by the English High Court

Breach of co-existence agreement, passing off and copyright infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2011

In Future Publishing Ltd v The Edge Interactive Media Inc & Ors 2011 EWHC 1489 (Ch) the Claimant succeeded in showing breach of a co-existence agreement through actions that amounted to passing off