7 January 2021TrademarksMichael Tennant

Say cheese! Why Halloumi producers should smile at CJEU’s trademark decision

Could an EU trademark case leave a bad aftertaste in the mouths of the official makers of Cyprus’ most famous cheese export, Halloumi?

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