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Colin the Caterpillar trademark dispute

Colin the Caterpillar trademark dispute

It’s gloves off between M&S and Aldi. With the venerable UK retailer claiming infriongement of their “Colin the Caterpillar” trademark by the discounter’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake. Leading them to file an intellectual property claim with the High Court this week.

M&S claims that the similarity in name and Goods – […]

2021-06-09T20:49:29+00:00April 16th, 2021|Tech|

EU trademark – 25 years old!

EU trademark – 25 years old!

The first EU trademark was registered on 1st April 1996 so 25 years ago this month. Up until then only national registrations (Beneluxe aside) gave registered rights in EU countries.22,000 trademarks were applied for in that first month to the newly formed EUIPO in Alicante, then known […]

2021-05-16T14:39:40+00:00April 15th, 2021|Tech|

Megan and Harry embroiled in right royal dispute

Megan and Harry embroiled in right royal dispute

Yes, not that dispute with the Royal family over differing recollections of what was said by whom to whom.

But with Trademark and small business owner Victor Martin Soriano of the Philipines. Who’s application for the trademark ARCHEWELL HARVATERA filed by Soriano in July 2020 for […]

2021-05-16T14:39:47+00:00March 10th, 2021|Tech|

App store woes for Scandi CLUBHOUSE with EU TM

App store woes for Scandi CLUBHOUSE with EU TM

You have to feel for Alexander Frederiksen who launched his Clubhouse app on the Apple iOS store and Google Play store in mid-2020.

His business has been stopped dead with no distribution for his app. How come ?

Alexander applied to trademark CLUBHOUSE at the EUIPO […]

2021-05-16T14:40:48+00:00February 12th, 2021|Tech|

Maintaining UK TM rights derived from EU registrations

Maintaining UK TM rights derived from EU registrations

So as explained in an earlier post, when the UK left the EU cloned new trademarks were created at the UKIPO for owners of registered, active EU trademarks. These new trademarks have the same registration date as the EU trademark and are identical in […]

2021-05-16T14:41:10+00:00January 28th, 2021|Tech|

EU trademarks and new UK rights

EU trademarks and new UK rights

Owners of EU trademarks now have freshly minted equivalent rights in the UK. More than 1.5m new trademark records were created and became active as the clock struck 11pm on 31st December 2020 marking the end of the UK’s transiton period and its time in the […]

2021-05-16T14:41:21+00:00January 27th, 2021|Tech|

Legal Tech’s Predictions for E-Discovery in 2021

No in-person review? No problem. Lawyers and legal technologists make their predictions on how the move to remote work, the proliferation of collaboration platforms, and more will affect e-discovery in 2021. Read the complete article.

2021-01-05T00:11:57+00:00January 4th, 2021|Tech|