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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Make Your Mark Spring 2015

IN THIS ISSUE
Introduction

Introduction

When a harmonised trade mark law was introduced in the EU in the 1990s, one of its most appealing features was the possibility of protecting distinctive product or packag...

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In the UK Office

Keeping Competitors at bay

The UK Intellectual Property Office recently found that in spite of a low level of similarity between EBAY and BEAUTYBAY, and the absence of a likelihood of confusion, th...

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There’s no F in Deception

Owners of trade mark registrations have the option of opposing an application made by a third party on the basis of their registered rights. Owners of marks with a reputa...

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News

Snippets

How far can the owner of a well-known mark extend its rights in the particular stylisation of its trade mark? In the case of Coca-Cola, the answer would appear to be very...

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UK Court Diary

Topshop Lose their (T)Shirt….Again

As regular readers will remember, in the Spring 2014 edition of MakeYour Mark (see “Snippets”), we reported the success of the famous pop singer Rhianna in the English Hi...

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Wordless Logos: A Spectacular Result for Specsaver...

In our Autumn 2010 edition, we reported on the Specsavers v Asda case [2010] EWCH 2035 (Ch), in which Specsavers sued Asda for trade mark infringement and passing off of ...

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European Perspectives

The Complexity of Assessing Complex Trade Marks

A recent ruling of the Court of Justice (CJEU) (SocietaItalianaCalzatureSpA v ViciniSpA (joined cases C-308/13 and C-309/13) considered the assessment of the likelihood o...

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Stokke Tripp up in the European Court

If you are the parent of a toddler, the chances are that you might own a striking, yet practical (and rather expensive) Tripp Trapp high chair.The Tripp Trapp high chair ...

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Likelihood of Confusion: A Common Weakness

The European Trade Mark and Design Network published a ‘Common Communication’ on 2 October 2014 concerning a Common practice agreed on by the national trade mark offices ...

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Some CTMs are More Equal than Others

This appeal to the (European) General Court (Scooters India v Brandconcern T-51/12) relates to a CTM registration for Scooters India’s word mark LAMBRETTA, covering goods...

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When it comes to proof of use a Lidl evidence may ...

Community Trade Mark oppositions are based on prior rights and if the prior right is over five years’ old then the CTM Applicant is entitled to request that the Opponent ...

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Out and About

Jenkins News

Rover’s ReturnCara Baldwin has rejoined Jenkins after a six-year career break. Cara graduated from Queen Mary and Westfield College in 1999 with a BA Hons in French and G...

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