Hot Chocolate and Simply Red: some hits (and misses) from European case law

By Guy Heath

From struggles over shape and colour marks to parodies and biscuit battles, the European courts wrestled with a diverse range of important trademark cases in 2015

This review of 2015 case law from the European Union gives a flavour of a fuller retrospective which appears in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) publication The Trademark Reporter. Like that piece, this review selects a limited number of cases to illustrate some of the themes and some of the continuing diversity apparent in the development of trademark law in Europe.

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