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1st November 2021
Brand protection on e-commerce platforms

HGF recently presented on this topic at the Luxury Law Summit conference in London, which emphasised the need for brands to take a robust strategy to trade mark protection online. …

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1st November 2021
Members Only – The evolution of the selective IP right of Geographical Indications in the UK

Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim highlights the changes to the UK Geographical Indication system. There was a lot of excitement over Gower Salt Marsh Lamb becoming the first UK Geographical …

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1st November 2021
Lab-grown meat – not yet on the menu

It is now eight years since the first lab-grown burger was unveiled by a team of scientists at Maastricht University, but since then the path to market has been slow. …

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3rd August 2021
The Internet of Things

What is the Internet of Things? Among the various lockdown viewing options offered by Netflix is a series of animated short stories called “Love, Death and Robots”, which span a …

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3rd August 2021
Bitesize food case law

In the past 6 months a number of very interesting decisions were handed down by different European courts and IP offices which we would like to draw your attention to. …

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3rd August 2021
The secret code of tailored skincare

Recently, there has been news in the press that an international skin care company was suspected of copying ideas regarding personalised cosmetics from a young startup it held talks with …

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3rd August 2021
Non-dairy giant vs UK family farm – Oat milk brand battle

Earlier this year we looked at M&S v Aldi in the Caterpillar wars, and the case at the moment is Oatly v Glebe Farms. In an [Oat]shell: Swedish drinks firm …

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3rd August 2021
Conceptual Similarity – the key to likelihood of confusion?

BareMinerals v BareFace Minerals – case O/060/21 (January 2021) In March 2020, Shiseido Americas Corporation (“SAC”) filed an application to invalidate UK registration No. 3114196 “BareFace Minerals” in the name …

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3rd August 2021
Battle of the Banksy trade marks

Between 2014 and 2019 Banksy applied and registered 14 European Union trade marks for some of his most famous artworks. However, over the last 2 years several of these registrations …

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