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You can bet on it - BET365 found to have acquired distinctiveness by the General Court

European Union - May 23 2018 Following a long-running legal battle, the General Court of the European Union (‘General Court’) found that the mark ‘BET 365’ has acquired…

What will the GDPR mean for WHOIS?

Global - April 23 2018 With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into effect on the 25 May 2018, the future of WHOIS is looking a little clearer (and…

London taxi’s iconic shape lacks distinctive character

European Union, United Kingdom - November 27 2017 The Court of Appeal ('CoA') recently published its decision on the validity of two shape mark registrations for the shape of London black taxis…

Julius Stobbs.

Starring role for All Star in the General Court

European Union - April 19 2017 In a recent decision, the General Court of the European Union upheld a decision of the Board of Appeal in relation to All Star C.V.’s successful…

Alibaba cracks down on counterfeiters

China - January 26 2017 China’s biggest retailer, Alibaba, recently announced that it’s taking legal action against counterfeiters for the first time. This action is in…