30 March 2021TrademarksRory O'Neill

‘Halloumi’ PDO could help fill gap left by ‘weak’ TM

Cypriot cheese producers have suffered a setback in their efforts to protect the coveted ‘Halloumi’ trademark—but they’ll soon have other tools at their disposal, lawyers predict.

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26 March 2021   An association of Cypriot cheese producers has failed to cancel a Greek dairy maker's trademark for ‘Halloumi Vermion grill cheese’.
21 January 2021   An association of Cypriot Halloumi producers has lost a long-running trademark battle at the EU General Court, which upheld a decision by the EU Intellectual Property Office allowing a rival to trademark a cheese product.
13 September 2021   The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that protected designation of origins extend to services as well as products themselves.