Intellectual property news and updates

Prosecco industry claws away "PAWSECCO" trade mark

"PAWSECCO" trade mark application is refused by the UKIPO after the mark was opposed by the organisation responsible for protecting Prosecco's PDO.

Smells like... "PLAY-DOH?"

Hasbro successfully register the distinctive scent as a US Trade Mark.

Trade marks - a Messi business

Argentine football star Lionel Messi finally wins right to trade mark his own name after 7 year legal dispute

“La Mafia” restaurant chain denied EU trade mark

The Spanish restaurant chain cannot trade mark their name as the EU General Court deem it inappropriate. We consider this and look at other similar examples.

Brexit Update: The publication of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement

We analyse the European Union's proposals announced within the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.

Success for Sony in defending Vita

The European Union Intellectual Property Office’s decision to revoke Sony’s European Union trade mark “Vita” has been reversed by the General Court.

Riding on the Coke-tails of a trade mark’s success

We examine Coca-Cola's successful opposition against an EU trade mark which allegedly mimics the stylistic ‘tail’ which appears in their famous trade mark.

Two of Wilson Gunn’s trade mark team score top marks

Congratulations to Chris Smith and Kerry Allen who have received awards from CITMA for their achievements on their respective trade mark qualification courses.

The London Taxi Company: Another Lesson in Distinctiveness and 3-D Shape Marks

In early November 2017, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the classic black cab 3-D shape could not be registered as a trade mark.

Wilson Gunn partner to speak at Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival

Ben Appleton is delivering an intellectual property seminar entitled 'Your Business, Your Intellectual Property, Your Future' on the 27th November.


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