Organisation: Aldi

IPEC ‘de-cider’ over Aldi’s lookalike packaging leaves a sour taste for brands

The IPEC dismissed Thatchers’ claims for trademark infringement and passing off, despite finding that Aldi had deliberately adopted a similar packaging.

08 February 2024

Pokémon's Palworld investigation; “unsettling” decision in Thatchers v Aldi; LEGO brick validity – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Levi Strauss suing an Italian luxury brand, Hong Kong Customs seizing $1.3 million in counterfeit electronic products and much more.

26 January 2024

Legal Updates you may have missed: fashion and luxury wins

We continue our series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where trademark owners in the luxury and fashion sector have successfully protected their rights.

12 January 2024

Luxury goods at discount stores: who doesn't love a bargain?

In this dispute over the sale of JOOP! and Calvin Klein perfumes at discount stores, the court considered whether damage to reputation can constitute a legitimate reason to prevent the resale of exhausted goods.

15 November 2023

Good news for Aldi as General Court dismisses appeal in REGENT case

Discount supermarket chain Aldi has succeeded in its attempt to prevent the registration of BISTRO RÉGENT based on its earlier mark REGENT, both covering “wine” in Class 33.

02 June 2023

Lookalikes and copycats: what we have learnt from recent cases

A roster of lookalike cases have come to the fore over the last year in the UK. Hogan Lovells’ Joel Smith and Grace Gladdle present lessons and takeaways from this flurry of cases.

03 May 2023

General Court considers whether addition of figurative elements altered distinctive character of word mark as registered

It is necessary to examine the distinctive and dominant character of the elements that have been added, based on their intrinsic qualities and their relative position in the configuration of the mark.

23 March 2023

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