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Italians froth over Croatia’s Prošek PDO

Italy13-10-2021

Members of the Italian government and Italian trade associations are fiercely opposing Croatia’s attempt to make Prošek, a dessert-style wine made from white grapes, a traditional term with Protected Designation of Origin in the EU.

Democrats’ removal of 'Swifties' merch overshadows Virginia election

12-10-2021

Seemingly unlicensed Taylor Swift merchandise and its prompt removal from the market is at the centre of one of the more surprising stories to come out of the build-up to the Virginia gubernatorial election in the US.

EU General Court annuls EUIPO decision in ‘basmati’ dispute

EU07-10-2021

The EU General Court yesterday annulled a decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office in a case centring on basmati rice.

Cookie company targeted in Hershey trademark suit

01-10-2021

The conical configuration of Hershey’s Kisses is at the centre of a trademark lawsuit filed by US multinational company, The Hershey Company, on Tuesday, September 28.

INTA names brand expert Denise Lee Yohn as keynote speaker

International29-09-2021Muireann Bolger

The International Trademark Association has announced that brand expert and author Denise Lee Yohn will be its keynote speaker for the opening of its 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+.

Spiritualists face-off over ‘Archangel’ TM

UK28-09-2021Alex Baldwin

The English High Court has invalidated a spiritual therapists’ trademark in a dispute over similarly branded “holistic therapy” and “spiritual education” courses.

Champagne maker wins latest round in Lidl ‘colour mark’ case

EU16-09-2021Alex Baldwin

The EU General Court has annulled a European Intellectual Property Office Board of Appeal decision to remit a long-running dispute over a winemaker’s figurative mark.

Hamilton loses TM case over antique pocket watch parts

15-09-2021Muireann Bolger

Watchmaker Hamilton has lost a trademark dispute after the second US Circuit Court of Appeals held that custom watch brand Vortic’s use of antique parts in wrist watches did not amount to infringement.

Facebook avoids lawsuit from Faceparty founder

14-09-2021Alex Baldwin

The co-founder of the British social media website Faceparty could not convince a California district court judge that mental health issues prevented him from taking legal action against Facebook earlier.

PDOs protect services as well as products: CJEU

EU13-09-2021Ben Wodecki

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that protected designation of origins extend to services as well as products themselves.

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