• Trade marks and the drinks industry

    Trade marks and the drinks industry

    Nicole Bollard reviews a selection of recent trade mark decisions concerning the drinks industry, including:
    - Sazerac Brands LLC and others v Liverpool Gin Distillery Limited and others [2020] EWHC 2424
    - Les Grands Chais de France SAS v Consorzio di Tutela Della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco
    - Gleann Mor Spirits Company Limited v Muckle Brig Limited (O/366/20).

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  • The protection of shapes in 2020: Trade Marks, Copyright & IPR Cumulation

    The protection of shapes in 2020: Trade Marks, Copyright & IPR Cumulation - Victoria Jones considers the following cases:

    On trade marks
    - Freixenet SA v OHIM C-344/10 and C-345/10 [2011] ECR I-10205 on Inherent Distinctiveness
    - Windsurfing Chiemsee Produktions v Boots C-108/97 and C-109/97 on Acquired distinctiveness
    - The London Taxi Corporation Ltd v Frazer-Nash Research Ltd & Anr [2017] EWCA Civ 1729
    - Jaguar Land Rover Limited v Ineos Industries Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 2130 (Ch)
    - Gömböc: C-237/19

    On copyright
    - Cofemel v G-Star Raw CV C-683/17
    - Brompton Bicycle Ltd v Chedech/Get2Get C-833/18
    - Response Clothing v Edinburgh Woollen Mill Limited [2020] EWHC 148 (IPEC)

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  • Copyright, database rights, breach of confidence and conspiracy in relation to horseracing data (The Racing Partnership Limited and others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Limited)

    Nicole Bollard analyses The Racing Partnership Ltd and others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd), a case involving a broad range of claims including conspiracy, copyright, database rights and breach of confidence, which will be of interest beyond those working in the horseracing arena, to those working industries which produce and disseminate data to third parties. "This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 14/05/2019"

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