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Growth in IP awareness in Nigeria: comedian takes on Friesland Foods and UACN Foods

Recent cases involving Nigerian comedian Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, highlight the growing awareness of the importance of IP rights protection in the country.

22 July 2022

High Court clarifies approach to pure colour marks

In the long-running dispute between Cadbury and Nestlé over the colour purple mark, the High Court has clarified how the Court of Appeal’s 2013 judgment involving the same parties should be applied to pure colour marks.

19 July 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: June 2022

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A rocky month in the stock markets saw the WTR Brand Elite drop eight points through June. The index is now at its lowest value since November 2020.

18 July 2022

A soda shake-up: Federal Circuit rules against Coca-Cola

The Federal Circuit found that Coca-Cola had failed to show that its interest lay within what the Supreme Court called “the zone of interests protected by the law invoked”.

15 July 2022

MADE IN NATURE v NATURE MADE: a primer on practice at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board took the lawyers for each side to task for ignoring TTAB rules in the presentation of their case.

13 July 2022

EU-NZ trade deal adds GI protection; Clint Eastwood CBD lawsuit win; Crystal Palace to enter metaverse – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at French police busting a Bordeaux wine counterfeiting operation, Mickey Mouse reaching its copyright expiry, and much more.

05 July 2022

Vietnam to recognise sound marks; M&M’s metaverse; Scotch Whisky granted US certification mark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a Kosher certification group suing JetBlue, Kellogg splitting into three independent companies, and much more.

28 June 2022

UK calorie labelling rules: tips for brands

New calorie labelling requirements could have a significant effect on the relationships that restaurant brands have with consumers.

25 June 2022

ALLMAX NUTRITION v ALLNUTRITION: General Court finds likelihood of confusion based on weakly distinctive shared component

The weak distinctive character of an element, due to its descriptive meaning, does not necessarily imply that this element is negligible in the overall impression.

24 June 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: May 2022

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The WTR Brand Elite dropped a point in the month ending 31 May, as stock markets around the world returned mixed results. Companies in the energy sector, though, had a strong month.

23 June 2022

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