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TRUMP EU trademark remains ‘un-trumped’

The Cancellation Division of the EUIPO has dismissed a request for the revocation of the mark TRUMP, finding that the owner had proven genuine use for all the contested services in Class 43.

04 December 2023

Halal trademark certification considered by Full Federal Court

This case considers the difference between product certification and the provision of certification services.

04 December 2023

Only one week left to nominate for the 2024 WTR Industry Awards

The trademark community has just one week left to nominate its leading in-house departments and leaders for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of the WTR 300.

01 December 2023

EUIPO Board of Appeal rejects motion mark for cheese

The Board of Appeal confirmed that the motion mark, which consisted of cutting an oval cheese with a knife and then assembling the pieces into a heart shape, lacked distinctiveness.

30 November 2023

Court of Appeals considers use of ‘eco’ in trademarks

The Court of Appeals, in contrast to the lower instances, found that a trademark including the element ‘Eco de los Andes’ was registrable for mineral water.

30 November 2023

Versailles Court of Appeal finds infringement of renowned 3D Mikado trademark

The case highlights that a 3D trademark consisting of the shape of the product can become well known - and thus benefit from a broader scope of protection.

28 November 2023

Exhaustion and relabelling: Supreme Court rules that prominent use of MySoda brand on certain labels was infringing

The Supreme Court has issued a final decision in the longstanding battle over the refilling and relabelling of SodaStream carbon dioxide bottles.

28 November 2023

‘Prosecco’ to be registered as GI following landmark Court of Appeal decision

This is the first time that the Court of Appeal has considered the operation and interpretation of various provisions under the Geographical Indications Act.

27 November 2023

NORO MORE: Cantarella’s ORO marks found to be invalid in light of Section 58

A key takeaway is that the inherent capacity of a foreign mark to distinguish the goods/services for which it is registered may depend on the trade relevant to those goods/services.

27 November 2023

ARCTIC WATER considered descriptive over 20 years after registration

The decision shows that even trademarks that have been registered for over two decades can be vulnerable to cancellation.

24 November 2023

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