Eye catching trade mark for Chiara Ferragni is not confusingly similar to Chiara trade mark

The Queen bee of influencers, Chiara Ferragni, and her business partners have prevailed in overturning the European Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) decision that their application to register the mark: (“the Chiara Eye mark”) was confusingly similar to a Benelux trade mark for the word “Chiara” for goods in class 25 (which covers clothing, footwear and…

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Do photographers always require signed image release forms?

In short – sometimes they will, sometimes they won’t. The key issues at play are: i)                    does a photograph amount to “personal data”?; and ii)                   did the individual being photographed reasonably expect privacy at the time of the photograph being taken? Let’s look at each in turn: i)                    Most of the time, photographs will be…

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Apple and pear shapes not same: Apple loses battle to stop pears getting to trade mark register

At last, just when you thought trade mark law was going pear shaped and it was going to become more problematical explaining to a business what sort of trade marks they could register without fear of opposition, the Court of Justice of the European Communities has decided that the two images shown below are different…

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