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Trade marks

06-08-2019

Ion Maiden — new video game alleged to infringe heavy metal band’s trade mark

A recent case highlights the value of avoiding tongue-in-cheek names for new products and brands...

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Trade marks

21-05-2019

Guns N’ Rosé — welcome to the IP jungle

A new rock and roll-themed alcoholic drink hasn't gone down well with Guns N' Roses' lawyers...

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IP tips

03-10-2018

​Should I trade mark my business name?

Four key considerations to help you decide whether you should trade mark the name of your business.

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Trade marks

17-09-2018

LOL, WTF, FOMO, NBD — P&G gets down with the kids

Have you ever looked at a bottle of Febreze and wished it would make you ROFL?

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Trade marks

17-08-2018

A debranding debacle — EU customs warehousing and trade mark rights

EU customs warehousing provides no safe harbour for ‘debranding’ importers.

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Trade marks

25-10-2017

‘John Lemon’ soft drinks to be rebranded following objection from Yoko Ono

A lesson in why you should always seek professional advice before launching a new trade mark.

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Industry news

29-09-2017

Changes to EU trade mark regulation

Get the low-down on changes to the legislation protecting EU trade marks.

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Trade marks

13-07-2017

Gene Simmons' 'devil's horns'

​Kiss frontman Gene Simmons abandons his attempt to trade mark ‘devil’s horns’ hand gesture.

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Trade marks

16-12-2016

Iceland v Iceland — is it fair to trade mark the name of a country?

Can a supermarket trade mark the name of a country? The answer: maybe...

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Trade marks

21-07-2016

MACCOFFEE — General Court finds for McDonald's

Would the mark 'Maccoffee' take unfair advantage of 'McDonald's' reputation?

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Trade marks

16-06-2016

Actual consent is vital in trade mark law

​Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited has recently learned this lesson the hard way.

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Trade marks

26-05-2016

Who owns ‘Jose Mourinho’?

There's a problem when you change jobs and your former employer owns the rights to your name.

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