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Pawsecco: No more PDO puns

European Union, United Kingdom - June 20 2018 Parties operating in the food and drink sector are likely to be well aware of the Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs), Protected Geographical…

Brand ambassadors beware

United Kingdom - November 16 2017 A recent news report (see here) caught our attention as it highlighted another instance of a celebrity brand endorsement on social media - or rather…

Can legal threats and ‘fun’ ever be used in the same sentence?

United Kingdom - October 10 2017 Regular readers of our blog will be familiar with the risk of negative PR and criticism that brand owners face if their cease-and-desist (‘C&D’)…

MORTONS: A local club, for local people

European Union - July 31 2017 Mortons the Restaurant Ltd (‘Mortons UK’) and Morton’s of Chicago (‘Morton’s US’) recently involved the General Court (‘GC’) in their dispute over…

Cameron Brown.

WEETABIX v WEET-BIX: A predictable trade mark battle?

United Kingdom - July 21 2017 The antipodean food company, Sanitarium, has recently been successful in having a consignment of the UK breakfast cereal WEETABIX impounded by New…