Intellectual Property UK

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Latest News in Intellectual Property UK

  • July 23, 2024

    Animal Farm, 1984 TMs Can Cover Political Fiction, EU Rules

    European intellectual property officials have ruled that the trademark registration for George Orwell's dystopian novels "Animal Farm" and "1984" can include a host of books and media categories, so long as they fall under the genre of political fiction.

  • July 23, 2024

    L'Or Pulls 'Coffee' From Rival's TM

    The Netherlands-based company behind the L'Or coffee brand has convinced U.K. intellectual property officials to trim key trademark protections for "coffee" and "retailing ... of coffee" from rival Café D'Or's name.

  • July 23, 2024

    UPC Chucks Meril's Bid To Nix Edwards' Heart Valve Patent

    Edwards has survived Meril's latest challenge over its heart valve patent protections in Europe, convincing the Unified Patent Court that the device's hexagonal "honeycomb" structure is an inventive step over earlier designs.

  • July 23, 2024

    Skin Care Biz Can't Get 'Jet Lag' TM Over Implied Fatigue Fix

    A skin care business failed to register its "Jet Lag" trademark for cosmetics in the European Union after an appeals board found the expression implies goods with the label would be specifically formulated to deal with the physical effects of travel-related fatigue.

  • July 23, 2024

    'Grilloumi' TM Exploits Halloumi Name, Cheesemakers Say

    Cypriot halloumi producers fought on Tuesday to stop a Swedish cheesemaker from registering "Grilloumi" and "Grilloumaki" trademarks, telling a court that the business was taking unfair advantage of the halloumi name.

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