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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


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


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


Surnames as Trade Marks under the EUTM Regulation
  • FRKelly
  • USA, European Union
  • April 21 2016

At FRKelly, we often receive inquiries from US clients as to whether surnames can be registered as EUTMs (formerly CTMs). Under US trade mark law, a


Louis Vuitton cannot monopolise checkerboard pattern for leather goods in Europe
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • June 10 2015

A recent decision of the European General Court has resulted in the invalidation of two of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic and recognisable


It’s now official: CTM registration for descriptive logos is uphill struggle
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • November 18 2015

Up until relatively recently, CTM applicants could avoid OHIM's official practice of rejecting descriptive or non-distinctive word marks by combining


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


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


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


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