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Red Bull and EUTM Colour Combination Marks

European Union - January 31 2018 A recent decision by the EU General Court highlights the difficulties in protecting colour trade marks in the EU. Red Bull had registered two European...

Mary Bleahene.

EU General Court finds these trademarks confusingly similar

European Union - June 8 2017 In a recent decision, the EU General Court upheld a decision that the trade marks NIMORAL and NEORAL are confusingly similar. The decision is...

Mary Bleahene.

Uncharacteristic Characteristics Giving Substantial to Value to Goods

European Union - March 14 2017 On 23 March 2016, the new European Union Trade Mark Regulation came into force (1). The new Regulation is part of the EU trade mark reform package and...

Executing a trade mark strategy for your business

Ireland - March 2 2017 A trademark helps to separate similar products sold by competing companies and helps customers to remember a certain product. Customers who are...

EU General Court Provides Insight on Protection Afforded to Descriptive Marks

European Union - January 19 2016 The General Court of the EU (EGC) has dismissed an appeal relating to opposition proceedings where the signs at issue both incorporated the identical...

Mary Bleahene.