The EUIPO has faced a number of problems over the years in connection with acceptable specifications for EUTM applications.
Insights: Branding & Design
After this year’s changes to the UK Trade Mark Act, significantly less than there used to be, it seems.
To all IRONMAN triathletes: If there was ever any doubt that you really are an IRON MAN superhero too, you now have confirmation.
HBO hit a stone wall enforcing their GAME OF THRONES trade mark against a UK brewery. The reputation that HBO enjoy in their Game of Thrones television show has encouraged other traders to take a nod to its title in their own branding. While HBO have often taken steps to address this, they have not always been successful.
Lorraine Kelly hit headlines last week when she emerged successful in a court case brought by HMRC over a £1.2 million tax bill. However, the tax law underlying the decision has been overshadowed by Judge Dean’s assessment of the Lorraine presenter as a “theatrical artist” who “presents herself as a brand”.
The EU General Court refused Bayer Intellectual Property’s heart logo- and, with cruel irony, did so on Valentine’s day.
Although Supreme obtained trade mark protection in some of the main countries of interest to the business, it did not obtain trade mark protection in others. This left the window open for Supreme Italia to swoop in and obtain some trade mark protection of their own.
Infringement case involving the trade mark BUTLERS IN THE BUFF.