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.

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