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PINK LADY versus WILD PINK: it ain’t over till the pink lady sings

European Union - November 30 2018 In Apple and Pear Australia Ltd v EUIPO (Case T16417), the General Court has annulled a decision that had previously gone in favour of Pink Lady...


A monster blow for Green Beans - World Trademark Review

European Union - August 15 2016 In December 2012, Monster Energy Company had sought to file the Community trademark GREEN BEANS covering goods in Classes 5, 30 and 32. The...


MINI obstructs MINICARGO - World Trademark Review

European Union - May 16 2016 In LG Developpement v OHIM, the EU General Court has upheld a finding by the OHIM Board of Appeal of a likelihood of confusion between the trademark...


In bad shape: Registration of 3D trademarks

Ireland - February 22 2016 It is common knowledge that words, phrases and logos (such as Coca-Cola, ‘Have a break’ and the Nike swoosh) can be protected as registered...


Failure to provide evidence of harm to mark’s renown likely to be fatal to Article 8 (5) opposition

European Union - December 14 2015 In Éditions Quo Vadis v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-51713, October 29 2015), the General Court has rejected an...