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Empire State (of mind) - noisy bars, brand shortening and obscured presentation - Mr Purvis QC speaks!
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2017

As you will know from previous posts (see here and here), when Appointed Persons speak, we listen! One of our favourites, it has to be said, is Mr

Trade marks infringement and passing off: consent to use and targeting
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The High Court has rejected trade mark infringement and passing off claims in relation to the domain www.argos.com in conjunction with Google AdSense

Maradona sees red as he sues ProEvo over image rights
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

Argentinian footballing legend, Diego Maradona, has seen red and decided to sue the makers of Pro Evolution Soccer, Konami, for its unauthorised use

Consent clause kills infringement claim
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 30 2017

Argos Systems Inc, (‘‘Argos US’‘), specialising in the construction business in the US, owns a domain registration for argos.com dating back to the

Insights: The battle for ARGOS online: Google advertising and website targeting revisited
  • Boult Wade Tennant
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2017

The High Court decision of 15 February 2017 in a dispute between UK retail giant, Argos Limited (“Argos UK”), and American software company, Argos

Are trade marks fair game for use as Google AdWords?
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

This article looks at the rise of online advertising amongst brand owners and the impact on Google AdWords. Expenditure on internet advertising in

Intellectual property rights in a virtual world
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2017

This article will explore the key legal issues relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, traditionally only used in the real world, and their

On your marks, get set Europe - 2nd edition
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

This guide helps brand owners navigate the trade mark systems of the European Union

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