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Cheers to EUIPO case law adapting to new trends in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
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The EUIPO Grand Board partially deviates from its previous decision practice (21/01/2019, R 1720/2017-G, ICEBERG (fig.)/ICEBERG) and decides, that "non-alcoholic beverages" are at ...

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Monkeying around with UK passing off rights in EU trademark oppositions

With much surprise to both the EUIPO and most of the legal IP community, the General Court (GC) in a judgment of 16 March 2022 in case Nowhere v. EUIPO holds that UK passing off rights...

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IP Enforcement Portal upgraded to allow for electronic filing of customs applications in the EU

IP Enforcement Portal is a single EU platform that assists IP right (IPR) owners to file and manage customs applications for action and to deal with related IPR enforcement matters. As of...

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MONOPOLY decision on bad faith: a blow for repeated trade mark filing strategies
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In the eagerly-awaited MONOPOLY judgment, the General Court (GC) confirmed that the MONOPOLY mark was filed in bad faith - to the extent it covered identical goods and services - because...

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Launching our Total Brand Care platform: Strong and effective branding is business-critical.
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Strong and effective branding is business-critical. However, branding aspirations are often challenged. You can spend significant time and money only to find that your branding does not...

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We are back! The revival of colour combination marks.
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The judgment of the General Court of the European Union (GC) of 24 March 2021 in case T‑193/18 is an important milestone in defining the question of precision of colour combination marks....

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Mobility and Transportation - Hot Topic Q&A Interviews

In the course of the transformation of the mobility and transportation industry disruptive distribution models, international disputes or supply chain disruptions are currently affecting...

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GC puts a deep wrinkle in Allergan’s derma filler, revoking its JUVEDERM ULTRA EUTM in class 10
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The EU General Court (GC) agreed with previous instances and confirmed that Allergan’s JUVEDERM ULTRA EUTM is genuinely used for prefilled syringes with a pharmaceutical preparation...

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Proving genuine use of iconic marks: the TESTAROSSA pole position
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The European Court of Justice (CJEU), in a case concerning proof of use of the iconic “Testarossa” trademark confirms that proof of genuine use of a trademark can also be...

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