Trademark tips

Most jurisdictions draw a distinction between the use of the ® symbol to denote a registered trademark and TM to denote that the name is being used as trademark regardless of its registered status. Use of ® is generally prohibited unless a trademark is registered and breach of this prohibition usually results in penalties…

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  • Luxury fashion items and trademark infringement

    Intellectual property disputes involving retailers and fashion are all too common; another one to have troubled the courts in recent months is Thomas Pink v Victoria’s Secret UK.

  • Cookies as registered Community designs

    In Biscuits Poult SAS v OHIM, the applicant for invalidity challenged the registration on the basis that the design in question was not new and lacked individual character. 

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