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LEGOLAND or LEGNOLAND – where would you rather go?

For those of you who speak Italian, you will undoubtedly know that LEGNOLAND means “land of wood”. Whilst LEGOLAND doesn’t necessarily mean “land of plastic”, it’s not far off. So, on that basis, I think I’ll stick to the woods. However, the EU Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) recently decided that the average consumer when seeing the mark LEGNOLAND wouldn’t think of campfires, tents and roasted marshmallows and would instead be ushering their kids into the…
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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 mark, seeking to protect it in connection with various types of “beers”: The application was examined by the UK Intellectual…
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Iceland wins EU trade mark battle against UK-based supermarket

In 2014 Supermarket chain Iceland Foods Ltd secured an EU trade mark for ICELAND, much to the frustration of the Government of Iceland, who’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs challenged the supermarket’s trade mark claiming it hinders companies in Iceland from trading using their country’s name or registering their products with reference to their country of origin. Since the food chain was granted the trade mark there has been a long-running dispute between the Icelandic Government…
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Karen Millen Loses Trade Mark Battle

UK Fashion Designer Karen Millen has lost her fight to trade under her own name following a ruling in the High Court. Central to the dispute was an agreement Millen made in 2004 when she and her husband Kevin Stanford sold their majority stake in the business to an Icelandic investor for 95 million pounds. The dispute was the extent of the trade mark rights purchased by the investors in the 2004 deal and specifically…
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