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The Special One - Trade Marks and Image Rights

It has been widely reported in the general press in the last few days that ‘image rights’ issues have delayed the signing of the contract that brought Jose Mourinho to Manchester United as its next manager, following the departure of Louis van Gaal. 482 more words

General Interest

Does an average French consumer speak Chinese?

The Versailles Court of Appeal (the Court) upheld a partial rejection by the National Institute of Industrial Property (France) (the INPI) to register a trade mark, composed of Chinese characters, based on an opposition note from a proprietor of an earlier French mark. 172 more words

Is sportswear a trend in trade mark litigation?

In recent years sportswear has clearly emerged as one of the biggest trends in the fashion industry. The aesthetics of brands such as Alexander Wang and Vetements is heavily influenced by cuts, silhouettes and materials that traditionally belonged primarily to activewear. 1,295 more words

The only alternative to the EU is chaos? Brexit and trade marks/designs discussed at the CIPA Symposium

The European Council president Donald Tusk suggested recently that Brexit could bring chaos. Does this doom laden warning extend to the world of IP?

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Big Buddha trade mark 'The Buddha'

Buddhists in Tibet and throughout the world have been told they may no longer call themselves Buddhists following a cease and desists letter sent from Big Buddha Seeds. 337 more words


OHIM* tells K-Swiss to jog on with their 5 stripe mark

Case Review – T-3/15 K-Swiss v OHIM (Représentation de bandes parallèles sur une chaussure) – 4 December 2015 (Decision)


K-Swiss sought registration of the five stripe mark (see blog image) under the CTM designation of International Registration No. 490 more words

General Interest

Trade Marks 101: Part 2

In this two part series, Perri Byrne and Liam Faulkner are taking us on a whistle stop tour of trade marks. In Part 1, Perri explained what a trade mark is and the benefits of registration. 551 more words

Clinical Legal Education