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Everything is awesome for the Lego minifigure
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • European Union
  • July 4 2015

From children's toys to video games, via blockbuster movies, the Lego minifigure has to be one of the most iconic toys of recent years. Released in

Comparator products must be identifiable and similar to come within comparative advertising rules
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • June 16 2015

In this case Aldi claimed Dunnes had engaged in unlawful comparative advertising. Aldi also claimed that in using its trademarks in an unlawful

BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop

Spanish Community Trademark Court of Appeal of Alicante: use of reputed trademarks in comparison lists constitutes trademark infringement and unlawful comparative advertising (decision of June 13, 2014 Case 1462014 Carolina Herrera, Puig France and Antonio Puig v Equivalenza and Cataleg)
  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
  • European Union, Spain
  • December 16 2014

Carolina Herrera Limited ("Carolina Herrera") and Puig France S.A.S. ("Puig France") produce perfumes under the trademarks CAROLINA HERRERA, 212 (in

What Specsavers taught brand owners and the UKIPO
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Specsavers is the largest chain of retail opticians in the UK. In its shops and promotional materials it makes much use of this trade mark: Click

OHIM’s Boards of Appeal taking a hard line on absolute grounds, but is this on the right basis?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 18 2014

Not so long ago, one could simply add a flourish to an entirely descriptive word in order to achieve registration without an objection based on

Letter from Europe - Interior designs
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 12 2014

Sometime after I’d piloted Wagamama to victory against the awful Rajamama copycat Indian-themed restaurant, my late friend Paul O’Farrell, who was

Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Los Rolex falsos pueden ser retenidos por aduanas, aunque se hayan comprado por internet
  • Abril Abogados
  • European Union
  • March 31 2014

Pueden retener las aduanas de la UE un producto falso a su llegada a territorio de la UE cuando se ha comprado a traves de Internet en

General Court on whether advertising claims can be registered as trademarks
  • NCTM Studio Legale
  • European Union
  • March 31 2014

The General Court, in its decision of March 25, 2014, case T-29112, stated on the ability of an advertising slogan to be registered as a trademark