Trade Mark Oppositions & Cancellations

What should you keep in mind when trying to protect non-traditional marks in the fashion industry?

Louise Foster and Anastasia Osipovich discuss recent cases around unconventional 3D and 2D fashion trade marks and the role that evidence plays in such cases. It is no surprise that securing registered protection for the aesthetic appearance and external elements of fashion items is highly desirable for brand owners, especially given that such protection can… Read more »

When is a Cat not a Cat? When it’s a Caterpillar. Or a Tigercat. Or is it?

Author: Dan Byrne   Tigercat International Inc. (“Tigercat”) and Caterpillar Inc. (“Caterpillar”) have been in conflict in numerous countries around the world due to conflict arising between Tigercat’s name and Caterpillar Inc’s commonly used abbreviation “Cat”. Most recently, a dispute in the EU IPO has resulted in Tigercat losing an opposition for its application for… Read more »

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