No sugar coating for Cargill
EPO revokes patent for low-calorie confectionery
Board of Appeal decision (T1384/16) highlights the importance of data in food and drink patents, as well as the pitfalls of opposition and appeal proceedings.
Application of Cofemel and KIKO
Can retail formats be protected by copyright?
In April this year the Italian Supreme Court gave its decision in relation to the longstanding dispute between Italian cosmetics company Kiko and its competitor Wycon.
Halloumi vs EUIPO
Halloumi's battle for likelihood of confusion
Recently The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision in the interesting “HALLOUMI versus EUIPO” case which sheds some light on the way likelihood of confusion should be assessed in the case of collective trade marks.
Long road in China
Success for New Balance and $1.5 million
The N logo is synonymous with New Balance running shoes and is pretty much instantly recognised by consumers around the world and has mass appeal across generations.
PlanetArt LLC vs Photobox Limited
High Court judgement regarding mobile phone app icons
An interesting High Court judgment (England and Wales) has been handed down regarding infringement and passing off in relation to a mobile phone app.
Product Listing Ads
A question of liability, algorithms and AI
Product listing advertisements (PLAs) should not be unknown to the reader. They generally appear at the top of search results or half way down and generally consist product image, price and link to a supplier of that product.
HGF LinkedIn Groups
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IP in Retail
In 2020, HGF will be delivering its 8th Annual IP in Retail Conference differently. We have put together an agenda which considers topical IP issues encountered by in-house counsel for retailers and fashion brands and have planned a programme of 15 webinars, giving delegates the opportunity to select those topics of particular interest to them.Find out more