In this edition we caution brand owners about applications by Gleissner; look at a modern day David and Goliath story involving McDonald’s and Irish rival Supermac’s; cover recent changes to UK TM law to be aware of; Canada’s new trade mark law coming into force later this year; and the latest developments in the Cadbury V Nestlé chocolate wars.
In this edition we talk more about the opening of our new office in Madrid, preparing your trade mark filings in light of Brexit, learning from Puma’s leaping cat case about taking decisions on reputation earlier on, and the new opposition procedures in Argentina that came into force last month.
Read about latest developments in the Trade Marks field, as well as what’s going on with the team here at Boult Wade Tennant
In this New Year issue of boult.bites we take a look at the issues of descriptiveness and distinctiveness when it comes to securing trade mark protection, as demonstrated by Pizza Express Limited’s recent failed attempt to register ‘PizzaExpress’ as an EU trademark; a reminder about taking into account PDO’s when selecting a trade mark, as cider brand “Applesecco” recently discovered when their trade mark was opposed by Prosecco, a registered PDO; what constitutes ‘genuine use’ and the importance of proprietors keeping evidence banks in case of revocation action, as demonstrated by two recent rulings handed down by the EU General Court; and Indonesia becoming the latest country to join the Madrid Protocol.
In this issue of boult.bites we cover: Thailand becoming the 99th member of the Madrid Protocol, Brewdog Plc’s failed attempt to register the phrase ELVIS JUICE; a breakthrough for China and the EU in coming to an agreement on the protection of GI’s; and, finally, BMW’s appeal against the decision taken concerning the use of their marks by TLL.
The ten minute read that highlights topical issues for bio and life science sector participants
In this edition of Boult. bites, we look back INTA 2017; we look at what constitutes ‘similar and/or complementary good and services’; we advise on maintaining trade mark rights in the EU, and finally highlight an often overlooked ground of revocation that trade mark owners should be aware of.
The ten minute read that highlights topical issues for bio and life science sector participants.
In this edition of Boult. bites, we look at the need to be prudent when dealing with trade mark law in China; we analyse if your name can be separated from your person; we highlight the use of trade marked keys words in SEO campaigns, and finally offer a useful reminder of the difficulties claimants face when establishing a successful passing off claim, in relation to get-up.
This edition covers: an update on Brexit; all you need to know about the new EUIPO guidelines; a look at series marks in relation to the programme GLEE; the difficulty of securing trade mark
protection in the EU for product packaging; and UK perception of Chinese character trade marks.