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Football club badges: the legal implications of misuse
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 16 2017

In January 2017, the Italian football club Juventus unveiled a new club CREST. The familiar silhouette of a charging bull against the fabled black


Kit Kat shape mark: has the EU General Court pre-judged the UK Court of Appeal?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • January 30 2017

We have previously reported on the challenges by MondolezCadbury to Nestlé’s four-fingered Kit Kat shape trade mark - see here and here. The parties


Conflicto de marcas para Alicia en el país de las maravillas
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 24 2017

La película "Alicia a través del espejo" (Alice Through the Looking Glass), producida por Walt Disney Pictures fue estrenada en mayo de 2016 como la


What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot really.
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2017

Trading under your name is an appealing idea, especially in the fashion world where designers frequently use their own names as brands (think Hugo


Keyword advertising - novel questions of honest concurrent use and passing off
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2016

Cases on trade mark infringement in the context of keyword advertising are rare. However, the UK High Court recently handed down a ruling on exactly


Confident who owns the name on the hood?
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

As long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, it seems there will always be trade mark battles in the automotive industry. But is it


A Potent Trade Mark Brew of Alcohol and Music
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 12 2016

Trade marks and the ELVIS wars - pick your fights carefully? Who would have thought we would see a Scottish based brewery taking on the might of the


Specsavers see success at IPO as application to trade mark single words are allowed
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

High Street opticians, Specsavers have successfully applied to trademark the abbreviated word 'should've' and single word 'shouldve'. These relate to


United Kingdom: Comparative advertising and enforcement in the United Kingdom
  • Marks & Clerk Solicitors LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2016

IP law is pervaded by a tension between, on the one hand, protecting individuals and companies from those who seek to take unfair advantage of their


Should’ve seen it coming - Specsavers applies to register “should’ve” as a trademark
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2016

The phrase “should’ve gone to Specsavers” is now synonymous with the international optometrist chain Specsavers so it comes as no surprise that the