Trade mark defendant successfully establishes earlier use of ARCHANGEL ALCHEMY

11 November 2021
In trade mark litigation, it is critical to consider all potential obstacles lying in the path of a successful outcome.…
Jake Hayes
Jake Hayes
Senior Associate, Solicitor
Trade mark defendant successfully establishes earlier use of ARCHANGEL ALCHEMY

Frida Kahlo: portrait of a woman

11 November 2021
In 2019, Mara Cristina Teresa Romeo Pinedo applied to register the trade mark shown below at the EUIPO in relation…
Natasha O'Shea
Natasha O'Shea
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Frida Kahlo: portrait of a woman

The gravity of Brexit - post Brexit technical questions and a deadline reminder

11 November 2021
The deadline of 30 September 2021 to file a UK application claiming priority from an EU trade mark application which…
Helen Cawley
Helen Cawley
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
The gravity of Brexit - post Brexit technical questions and a deadline reminder

Oppositions flock to BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANTS

11 November 2021
Black Sheep Restaurants Limited applied to register the figurative EU trade mark shown below, featuring a sheep device above the…
Jennifer Heath
Jennifer Heath
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
Oppositions flock to BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANTS

GENGHIS KHAN decision highlights importance of industry peculiarities to unregistered company rights

07 October 2021
A famous German music producer and founder of the band Genghis Khan, has brought an infringement action against the band’s…
Gabriel Wittmann
Gabriel Wittmann
Associate, Rechtsanwalt
GENGHIS KHAN decision highlights importance of industry peculiarities to unregistered company rights

Oktoberfest – how a local festival became a world-famous brand

30 September 2021
It is the end of September and normally the city of Munich would be crowded with tourists from all over…
Stefanie Koroll
Stefanie Koroll
Trade Mark and Design Specialist
Oktoberfest – how a local festival became a world-famous brand

Appeals court rejects Steiff’s claims of infringement on bear mark

23 September 2021
The use of symbols and motifs on garments has, in the recent past, been discussed before the courts. A prominent…
Gabriel Wittmann
Gabriel Wittmann
Associate, Rechtsanwalt
Appeals court rejects Steiff’s claims of infringement on bear mark

Guerlain’s lipstick shape indicates product origin in the EU

21 September 2021
The French cosmetics company Guerlain was recently successful in getting trade mark protection in the European Union for a particular…
Jana Bogatz
Jana Bogatz
Partner, Rechtsanwältin
Guerlain’s lipstick shape indicates product origin in the EU

Sky v SkyKick: Court of Appeal issues judgment

21 September 2021
The Court of Appeal has issued its judgment in the SKYKICK saga. To re-cap, the case concerned the validity of…
Flora Cook Matthew Dick
Flora Cook & Matthew Dick
Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney, Partner, Solicitor
Sky v SkyKick: Court of Appeal issues judgment

Vans v Paredes: when is a V not a V?

21 September 2021
Paredes Holding Center (Paredes) filed an EUTM application for the position mark shown below in respect of safety and protective…
Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
Vans v Paredes: when is a V not a V?

HelloFresh successfully opposes rival trade mark “Halal Fresh”

21 September 2021
Halal Fresh Ltd applied to register the trade mark shown below left in relation to classes 29 and 31 (vegetables;…
Alice Berkeley
Alice Berkeley
Associate, Solicitor
HelloFresh successfully opposes rival trade mark “Halal Fresh”

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