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Brand names and logos may be some of the most valuable assets that a company owns. Consumers recognise these as signs of high-quality or excellent reputation and therefore protection against others using the same or a similar trade mark is crucial. At Schlich, we assist our clients in obtaining trade mark protection for their names and logos and using their registered trade marks to safeguard their goodwill which has resulted from considerable investments. From pre-filing searches to maintenance and enforcement, we are here for all your trade mark needs.
In an ever-increasingly international world, global trade mark protection is becoming more and more important. At Schlich, our attorneys have experience in obtaining and enforcing trade mark registrations not only in the UK, but also Internationally including Europe, the US and China. In particular, our attorneys are highly competent at proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office and also work closely with trade mark attorneys in other jurisdictions to resolve international trade mark disputes.
Read the latest insights from the Schlich team reporting recent cases and updates to trade mark law.
In this long-running battle between Cadbury and Nestle, the former has not been successful in defending its trade marks for Pantone 2685C (their signature purple). However, in the UK High Court, there appears to have been some progress for Cadbury.
Global Trade Mark Services Ltd (GTS) filed two trade mark applications in early 2021, for the marks below in relation to ‘clothing, footwear, headgear’ in class 25.
The CJEU is set to consider whether the operator of an online marketplace may be held liable for infringement when a third party advertises goods bearing a trade mark without the authorisation of the mark’s owner on its marketplace. In particular, the CJEU will decide the circumstances under which the operator can be held liable, and the circumstances under which liability rests with the third party only.
Background On 11 March 2020, Little Hare Gin Company Limited (hereinafter, “the Applicant”) applied to register a UK trade mark for a series of logos developed for a range of goods and services, most notably including “gin” in Class 33. Each logo comprised an image of a hare with the words “LITTLE HARE GIN” written […]
Background On 26 September 2019, Mr Benedict Johnson applied to register a UK trade mark for the term “Winesapp” and an accompanying image. The trade mark related to an app he had created for Sommelier services. Wineapp Limited, who had created an app for the retail of wine, then filed an opposition to Mr Johnson’s […]
Background Hasbro, Inc. is the owner of a number of trade mark registrations for the word “MONOPOLY”, including EU trade mark registration no. 9071961 filed on 30 April 2010 and registered on 25 March 2011. Hasbro’s earlier registrations, registered in 1998, 2009 and 2010, for the same mark “MONOPOLY” covered some of the same goods […]
A summary of the changes for 2021 and key points for right holders to note are provided below. Patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) The UK’s membership of the European Patent Convention and the ability for UK attorneys to represent clients before the European Patent Office is unchanged. Business as usual here! Supplementary Protection Certificates […]
The artwork in question is the “Flower Thrower” as reproduced below. The application was filed on 7 February 2014 and registered on 29 August 2014. It was filed in the name of Pest Control Office Limited, – the legal representative of Banksy, and in respect of a wide range of goods and services, some relating […]
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