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The Claridge’s Affair: A win, but at what cost?

United Kingdom - August 20 2019 Claridge’s Hotel Limited (Claridge’s) recently succeeded in challenging in IPEC the use of the CLARIDGE name by Claridge Candles Limited (Claridge…

Simon Casinader.

Bronze, Shape, Glow: A copyright tale destined for Broadway

United Kingdom - August 15 2019 Stores like Aldi are increasingly popular with UK consumers as a result of offering “copycat” products of well-known brands at drastically lower…

Serena Totino.

The Scotch Whisky Saga: Where name and reputation is not enough

United Kingdom - July 29 2019 William Grant & Sons, the distiller, blender and owner of Glenfiddich, the independent whisky company which markets itself as the “World’s Most…

Simon Casinader.

Beauty and the Beast - A tale of (trade mark infringement) as old as time

United Kingdom - July 14 2019 IPEC has ruled over the recent dispute between Beauty Bay (claimant) and Benefit Cosmetics (defendant) which arose after Benefit sold a Christmas…

Simon Casinader.

A figurative mark? A position mark? Or just a trade mark?

European Union - June 20 2019 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently confirmed that when assessing the actual use of a mark and the scope of protection…

Simon Casinader.