In our latest round-up, we look at the expansion of the EUIPO’s TMview search platform, Scotch Whisky attaining GI protection in South Africa, Chinese trademarks continuing rapid growth rate, and much more.
In a decision that provides valuable guidance on the concept of 'evocation' of a PDO, the EU General Court has confirmed that the trademark CAVE DE TAIN, which covers wines in Class 33, was not an evocation of the PDO 'Cava'.
Louboutin’s win before the European Court of Justice shines a light on the complexities of colour marks.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed appeals brought in the high-profile ‘4 Finger KitKat’ case, ruling that the EUIPO must reconsider whether the three-dimensional shape can be retained as an EU trademark.
In newly-released comments, the UKIPO has confirmed that the UK will protect all existing EU trademarks and registered Community designs when the country leaves the EU. Crucially, the transfer of 1.5 million rights will be automatic and free-of-charge.
Pablo Amat Rodriguez talks to us about his IP work at e-commerce brand Groupon. He reveals how he meets the distinctive IP challenges the trademark department faces, working with law firms, and much more.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the word mark ANTONIO RUBINI and the earlier figurative mark RUTINI, which both covered wine.
The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Jägermeister v EUIPO highlights the strict standard in relation to the representation requirements in applications for registered Community designs.
The CJEU has found that previous decisions issued by the EUIPO and at national level may be validly relied on as a means of evidence of the reputation of an earlier mark.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between US company France.com Inc’s FRANCE.COM mark and the French Republic’s earlier FRANCE mark.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark INPOST and Deutsche Post’s earlier marks POST, EPOST and INFOPOST.
In a case involving competing Czech breweries Staropilsen and Staropramen, the EU General Court has confirmed that the trademark STAROPILSEN is invalid.
The EU General Court has upheld a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO in relation to seven out of eight identified groups of goods on the basis that the logo mark 3D was descriptive and lacked distinctiveness.
The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark HPC POLO and The Polo/Lauren Company LP’s earlier mark POLO in Classes 18 and 25.
The EU General Court has annulled a decision of the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Tillotts' XENASA mark and Ferring’s earlier PENTASA mark in Class 5.