23 November 2020Trademarks

UKIPO upholds ‘Easy Pho’ trademark in blow to easyGroup

The owner of UK-based airline easyJet has failed to persuade the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to invalidate a Vietnamese food company’s trademark for noodles.

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