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When the crocodile eats the kajman: a recent ruling of the General Court
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • October 8 2015

Stylized animals have been used by fashion houses on their clothing items for decades, enjoying enduring success. Device trademarks including animals

Have a break read about KIT KAT
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 5 2015

Following on from our briefing on 3D marks in July 2015, in which we discussed Nestlé’s application to register as a trade mark the shape of its

No break for Kitkat
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • October 2 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently gave a preliminary ruling on whether the 3D shape of the four fingered KitKat is capable of being trade

Lindt’s chocolate bear was not too salty, or too small, or too big it was too different!
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • October 2 2015

The final stage of the Haribo battle against the Lindt chocolate bear came to a grizzly end recently when the German Bundeserichthof found in Lindt’s

Kit Kat shape: is it game over?
  • ENSafrica
  • European Union
  • October 1 2015

The Kit Kat shape saga goes on and on. A few months back we reported on how the Advocate General ("AG") of the EU had written an opinion on the issue

El renombre de las marcas comunitarias
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union, Hungary
  • September 30 2015

Cuál es el alcance del renombre de las marcas comunitarias en la Unión Europea? El Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (TJUE) ha resuelto esta

The Sofa Workshop v Sofaworks - Intellectual Property Enterprise Court considers requirements for genuine use of a CTM
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

The UK's Intellectual Property Enterprise Court recently handed down its judgment in The Sofa Workshop Ltd v Sofaworks Ltd. The case highlights the

Trade marks and duty suspension arrangements
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • European Union
  • September 25 2015

Can a trade mark proprietor stop a third party from placing goods covered by the trade mark under a duty suspension arrangement, having introduced

Five year dispute over four chocolate fingers continues
  • Michelmores LLP
  • European Union
  • September 25 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) has recently had its turn in a five year dispute relating to a four-fingered chocolate bar

Nestlé v Cadbury: is this the break that KitKat needs?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 24 2015

The recent judgement of the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) in Nestlé v Cadbury offers Nestle a glimmer of hope in their quest to register the