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BriffaBites – Spring Cleaning your Intellectual Property Portfolio

#BriffaBites – Spring Cleaning your Intellectual Property Portfolio For many businesses, they register their domain names and trade marks, put the certificates at the back of a drawer and forget about them until they have an issue.  However, we recommend that our clients are proactive and keep their domain name and trade mark portfolio under…

In A Barrel…

The EU’s General Court recently found that the trade mark ‘NIAGARA’ was descriptive for bottled water and similar goods. It held that the public were likely to perceive ‘niagara’ as indicating the origin of the applicant’s goods (i.e. Niagara Falls) and – as such – the word must be kept free in order to allow…