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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

Je suis Charlie, mais je ne suis pas une marque
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • May 6 2015

The phrase "Je suis Charlie" should be familiar to all readers, following the tragic events that unfolded in Paris on 7 January 2015. It is widely

An innocent mistake that could have proved costly - High Court declares Innocent the copyright owner of its famous “dude” logo
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2015

The High Court has recently declared Innocent the owner of the copyright in its main brand logo (known as the "dude" logo) used on the Innocent

The Scrabble case: likely to cause confusion?
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
  • May 5 2015

A recent UK court decision involving the trade mark Scrabble is of interest to us in South Africa because it suggests that proof of actual confusion

United Kingdom: courts and OHIM stay ahead of the curve
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 1 2015

A significant number of internet and technology start-ups focus initially on the development of the idea underpinning their business, with less

VOLVO v REVOLVO spins back to the UKIPO - Volvo's success revolves around fatal flaws in first assessment
  • D Young & Co
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2015

A recent decision of the Appointed Person has found fatal flaws in the Hearing Officer's assessment in a case relating to the marks VOLVOREVOLVO

Court of Appeal decision in relation to ASSOS and ASOS trade marks: debate over the extent of revocation and the application of the “own name” defence
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in relation to the appeals brought by the owners of the ASSOS and ASOS trade marks against the first

Mattel v Zynga Court of Appeal rules in SCRABBLE dispute
  • Dechert LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

The English Court of Appeal recently overturned a High Court decision and found that Mattel's SCRAMBLE Community trade mark is valid and had been

A P-interesting reminder
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2015

A recent decision of the High Court provides a useful reminder of the principles involved in deciding whether a stay of proceedings should be granted

'As seen at the Court of Appeal' split decision on 'own name' defence in ASSOS v ASOS
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2015

The Court of Appeal has held that use of the ASOS brand by the well-known online clothing retailer, ASOS, created a likelihood of confusion with and