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China Tang trade mark dispute leaves a sour taste for Barrow-based takeaway

A restaurant's claim for trade mark infringement and passing off has (partially) prevailed in a recent decision by His Honour Judge Hacon in the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise...

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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...

Hogan Lovells Podcasts

Podcast: Talking the cure

Our team is always thinking about how to conquer and foresee the most significant industry issues facing our clients. Over the next year, we will touch on cutting-edge topics such as...

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Influencer Marketing. Case law of the Federal Court of Justice
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The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has established legal certainty regarding the unfair competition law requirements for influencer marketing through a series of decisions. A distinction...

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German Federal Court of Justice on Social Media Advertising for Products provided free of Charge

Influencers who received goods or services free of charge from companies and then link to them on their social media channels, for example, by placing what is known in Germany as a...

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Proposed New York Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act would require sustainable fashion

Multinational fashion companies doing business in New York may soon face new regulations. The New York Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act (“Fashion Act”),...

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Fashion Nova slapped with $4.2M fine for filtering out negative reviews online

Suppressing negative customer reviews may lead to costly consequences. Online fashion retailer Fashion Nova recently settled the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”)...

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Shaping the EU’s Digital Future: EU Parliament adopts amended draft Digital Services Act
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In December 2020, the EU Commission had published its first draft for the Digital Services Act (DSA) – laying the foundations for its ambitious plan to reshape Europe’s...

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