My wife loves Lord of the Rings, I can take it or leave it to be honest, the films (at the risk of sounding like a millennial, I’m not really thinking of the books) are extremely long and, at times, pretty tedious (I can already feel the anger of all you Tolkienst’s out there) but she sits for hours on end happily watching them over and over. We’ve been together for a long time so,…continue reading
Nestlé, have not established acquired distinctiveness for their four finger bar of chocolate. On 17 May 2017, the Court of Appeal dismissed Nestlé’s appeal to register a four finger KitKat as a trade mark in the UK. Nestlé’s application was opposed by Cadbury’s on the basis the mark lacked distinctive character, under s 3(1) (b) of the Trade Marks Act 1994. Nestlé had to establish acquired distinctiveness (secondary meaning) that a significant proportion of the relevant class…continue reading
Yogiboost have been serving up delicious frozen dairy treats in Sweden since 2013. A few months into trading though they were faced with a trade mark infringement and passing off claim by Arla Food – a huge dairy product producer with billions in annual turnover. Big pockets, big problem. Arla based the claim on its registration of the mark ‘Yoggi’, which it uses predominantly for yoghurt products. Yogiboost came out triumphant. It was a complicated…continue reading
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