Easy jet

Is it as easy as it looks?

easyGroup, the holding company for a number of ‘easy’ companies including easyJet, easyHotel, easyBookings and many more, has welcomed a new member to its ever-growing family of easy brands: ‘easyNetworks’. With a name like ‘Easy Networks’ it is no surprise that this Portsmouth-based telecoms company eventually appeared on easyGroup’s radar. easyGroup has a long history…

Game of Stones

Game of Stones v Game of Thrones: brewer’s victory in epic trade mark battle

Wadworth Brewery has been crowned the victor in a recent, Game-of-Thrones-inspired, trade mark battle against the infamous US television network, HBO. The Wiltshire-based brewery, founded in 1875, launched its ‘Game of Stones’ pale ale in August last year. With a view to protecting the brand, Wadworth filed a UK trade mark application for the below…

Trade Mark

Trade Mark Trials and Tribulations

We are often asked whether trade marks are a worthwhile investment by prospective clients. The answer for the majority of clients is undoubtedly yes: whilst securing one does involve some small initial outlay, this is minimal in comparison to a number of other intellectual property rights and particularly so for those such as patents. In…

Peppa Pig

This little piggy went …

Wee wee wee … all the way to the General Court of the European Union. In 2016, the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) found that the Peppa Pig logo and the Tobbia logo (both below) were not confusingly similar trade marks and, therefore, that the Tobbia trade mark should not be cancelled on the basis…