Brands Update — spring 2013
This issue of Taylor Wessing’s Brands Update contains recent important cases from the UK, French, German and Community tribunals on registrability of trade marks and infringement.
- Discovery make history (well, sort of…)
- Climbing every mountain
- The Board of Appeal gives Kit Kat a break
- AdWords again
- Spelling it out
- Omega counting time
- Interflora v M&S: latest developments
- Spanish copyright in Tony Montana cancels CTM registration
- Revive another’s old brand at your peril
- Can can (not)
- The latest drama for Royal Shakespeare
- Hotel Cipriani — the saga continues
- What registered trade marks are you using?
- Customs Regulation update
- Metro hits gold
- Fit for purpose
- Pelikan crossing
- Gigabyte more than it could chew!
- Registered trade mark is no defence
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When considering whether a sign ‘consists exclusively of the shape of goods that is necessary to obtain a technical result’, the court is not confined to looking at the sign as filed.
Iceland Foods applied to register in the UK the trademark ICELAND (both figurative and word marks) for fish, meat, game and poultry.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world
Financial disputes are starting to dominate the English courts as the long-awaited fallout from the downturn finally comes to town