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Where Angels (or trade mark lawyers?) Fear to Tread

United Kingdom - May 3 2019 For many years now it has been possible to register “unconventional” marks as registered UK and EU trade marks. Such trade marks are described on…

Top rankings for Ashfords LLP in the CITMA 2018 trade mark filing figures

United Kingdom - April 29 2019 Leading law firm Ashfords LLP is proud to have been positioned 63rd in the CITMA 2018 Top 100 UK Trade Mark filers. Ashfords was also positioned 79th…

Cheesy Taste - Part 2

European Union, United Kingdom - November 15 2018 The case in question concerns cheese. In summary, Levola makes a cheese called Heksenkass. It brought a case before the Dutch Courts, alleging that…

Cheesy taste

European Union, Netherlands - September 18 2018 With autumn now upon us, I wanted to talk about a case that was reported in late July, but which may have got overlooked by many as a result of the…

What shape are we in? - Part 4

United Kingdom - November 15 2017 In January 2016 and January and May of this year I wrote short pieces about the difficulties trade mark owners face in trying to secure, by way of a…