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The applicant, Mega Brands International, filed Community trademark applications for the figurative mark and the word mark MAGNEXT.
The EU General Court (GC) has upheld the Board of Appeal’s decision refusing protection of the applicant’s mark.
The owner of the earlier mark Shorinji Kempo Unity has failed in its opposition to the UK trademark application for the mark BRITISH SHORINJI KEMPO FEDERATION.
Berlin Zoo had been comparatively late with the registration of its KNUT marks.
Facebook has had mixed fortunes in its opposition to a CTM that it perceived to be similar to its own name.
An appeal by Beauté Prestige has been dismissed against a hearing officer’s decision refusing protection for the above three-dimensional mark for toiletries.
The English Court of Appeal has confirmed that, under the law of passing off, a yoghurt brand can only call its product ‘Greek yoghurt’ if it is actually made in Greece.
The court has upheld trademark rights in the BETTY BOOP name and character based on a variety of UK and EU CTM registrations for both words and devices.
The biggest surprises in the chancellor’s budget statement on 19 March 2014 related to pensions.
Following the 2014 Budget, Taylor Wessing has set out a summary of some of the main announcements.
On an asset transfer, employees automatically transfer with their business under the TUPE regulations, which require the new employer to provide certain levels of pension benefits.
Without being able to offer suitable security, a business may find it difficult to borrow, or at least the terms of secured borrowing will be more favourable than those of unsecured borrowing.
This article explains how to handle issues of trade and business secret protection from an employment law perspective in Germany.
An employee share option plan reserves and allocates a percentage of the shares of the company for share option grants to current and future employees.
Sometimes there is a prohibition on the payment of any dividend, which may be for a limited period of time.
Investors will want to protect the value of their shares from dilution in the event the company issues new shares. This article examines the formulas they use to achieve this.
Where venture capital investors hold a preferred class of shares and it is permitted to convert these to ordinary shares, they generally require the right to convert them at any time.
Simon Walker looks at under what circumstances an investor may be qualified to leave the company.
The liquidation preference is a right that can be required by venture capital investors in recognition of the risk they bear on their capital contribution.
The right of redemption is the right to demand under certain conditions that the company buys back its own shares from its investors at a fixed price.