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Keyword advertising in the European Union
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • February 4 2016

Over the last eight years, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down guidance regarding keyword advertising through a series of

Can you register a 3D four finger chocolate bar shape as a trade mark?
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 2 2016

On 20 January 2016 the High Court ruled that Nestle could not register the 3D shape of their well-known four finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a UK

Nueva sentencia del juez Arnold en el caso kit kat: lost in translation?
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • European Union
  • February 2 2016

Cuando ya muchos daban por acabado el caso KitKat tras la sentencia del TJUE de Justicia del pasado 16 de septiembre (asunto C-21514, Société des

Injunction Entitlement Granted for Trade mark Infringement in a Comparative Advertising Campaign
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 1 2016

In a significant comparative advertising decision in June 2015, the Commercial Court held that Dunnes Stores, one of Ireland's largest retailers, had

Entry into force of EU trade mark reform package
  • CMS DeBacker
  • European Union
  • January 29 2016

EU trade mark reform is finally happening, as on 15 December 2015 the EU trade mark reform package was adopted by the European Parliament. On 24

Lego successfully defends shape trade mark
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • European Union
  • January 27 2016

Best-Lock Europe Ltd (Best-Lock), a toy manufacturer, applied to have Lego's registration of the Lego man shape as a Community trade mark (CTM

Decision shows importance of considering possible existence of specialised sub-group among relevant public
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • January 26 2016

In Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-55814), the General Court has dismissed

Nestlé just can’t seem to catch a break
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 25 2016

Back in October 2015, we reported the Court of Justice of the European Union's (CJEU) preliminary ruling as to whether the 3D shape of the four

Major Changes in European Trademark Practice Coming March 23, 2016
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • European Union
  • January 22 2016

Major reforms of the European trademark system will take effect on March 23, 2016, with the enactment of Regulation (EU) 20152424 of the European

Tough break for Nestlé
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 21 2016

Following the recent decision of Arnold J in the High Court, we can now provide you with an update on the progression of Nestlé’s KIT KAT trade mark