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No healthy profit in nutritional supplements trade mark case

Ireland - August 4 2017 In Nutrimedical BV v Nualtra Ltd (2017 IEHC 253, May 2, 2017) the High Court highlighted the costs and risks of litigation, particularly where the

Why are celebrities trade marking their children’s names?

Global - July 20 2017 Beyoncé and Jay-Z, two very successful music artists, registered their baby’s name Blue Ivy Carter as a European Union Trade Mark back in 2012

AIA means I no longer have to scrutinize a claim to priority, right? Wrong

European Union, USA - November 27 2013 Even though the right of priority is a mainstay of the Paris Convention, the European Patent Convention (EPC) provides complete, self-contained

Protect your invention internationally: don’t miss crucial territories!

European Union - July 26 2017 As a national patent has effect in just one state, astute innovators fit together many “pieces” to complete their international patent portfolio. But

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

No healthy profit in nutritional supplements trade mark case

Ireland - August 4 2017 In Nutrimedical BV v Nualtra Ltd (2017 IEHC 253, May 2, 2017) the High Court highlighted the costs and risks of litigation, particularly where the

Protect your invention internationally: don’t miss crucial territories!

European Union - July 26 2017 As a national patent has effect in just one state, astute innovators fit together many “pieces” to complete their international patent portfolio. But

Why are celebrities trade marking their children’s names?

Global - July 20 2017 Beyoncé and Jay-Z, two very successful music artists, registered their baby’s name Blue Ivy Carter as a European Union Trade Mark back in 2012

How close is too close? Statements of support from connected parties in genuine use examined

European Union - June 15 2017 In MI Industries Inc v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-3016), the General Court has clarified several principles relating

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