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A Diamond is Forever: but is your slogan?
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 2 2015

Corporations invest vast amounts of money in developing and advertising their brands. Slogans are often used to increase brand awareness. A catchy


Trade Secrets: Securing Your Hidden Intellectual Property
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • January 26 2018

It is hoped that this short note will help the reader better understand (i) what trade secrets are; (ii) the value of trade secrets; and (iii) how to


Trade Mark Scams - Beware of Unofficial Notices
  • FRKelly
  • Global
  • April 13 2017

It is important that applicants, proprietors and agents authenticate all requests for payment that are received in relation to their intellectual


EU General Court Provides Insight on Protection Afforded to Descriptive Marks
  • FRKelly
  • 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


EU General Court finds these trademarks confusingly similar
  • FRKelly
  • 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


Strange but true: PDO “PORTO” prevails over later “PORTOBELLO ROAD” CTM (INTA Bulletin July 2015)
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • July 16 2015

On 17 April 2015, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) issued its decision on opposition proceedings between The Institute of


Noval Black v Wine in Black OHIM overturned by European General Court
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 29 2015

The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market's ("OHIM") refusal to register "WINE IN BLACK" as a Community Trade Mark (CTM), on the basis that


In the bag: YSL triumphant in design proceedings brought by H&M
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • October 9 2015

The Swedish retail clothing company H&M has not been successful in its attempt to invalidate two registered community designs owned by the high end


Spinning trade mark under attack
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 15 2014

The word 'spinning' has become a generic word used to describe group indoor cycling sessions and is no longer a valid trademark, according to the


SKYPE’s the limit European Community Trade Mark dispute
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 25 2015

Following a lengthy ten-year dispute, the European General Court has denied registration of Community Trade Mark ("CTM") applications incorporating