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9 Apr 2015, 11:06 am by Kenan Farrell
Does trademark protection of Adidas’ famous “Three-Stripe Mark” also extend to four stripes? [read post]
10 Dec 2006, 8:10 am
What not to do: Hershey v. [read post]
26 Feb 2018, 6:02 am
This was lamented by Jacobs LJ in L’Oreal SA v Bellure NV [2010] EWCA Civ 535 at [49] as making the “unfair” qualifier meaningless whilst serving to curtail legitimate competition. [read post]
28 Nov 2017, 2:57 am
UK courts would also be in a better position to move away from unpopular CJEU decisions: the panel pointed to L’Oreal v Bellure (C-487/07) as a good example of this (in which many, including Sir Robin Jacob, criticised the CJEU for finding that “smell-alike” perfumes can infringe trade marks, even in a situation where the seller tells the buyer that the perfume is a smell-alike) (see hereand here) [But what will be the relevance of CJEU judgments issued… [read post]
30 Nov 2015, 4:47 pm by Ashley Green
By Courtney Adamson The term “limping trademark” was first coined by Justice Jacob in Philips Electronics NV v Remington Consumer Products (1997) 40 IPR 279 to describe a mark that was not capable of fulfilling the role of a trademark without further elements of a company’s branding. [read post]
20 Apr 2013, 2:24 pm
Sir Robin Jacob then opened with the historical perspective on parallel rights, starting with an old case – this time the US Playing Cards case of 1902 where the Patent Office objected to registering as a trade mark a design on the back of cards because it was already a registered design. [read post]
29 Jan 2019, 8:02 am
Luen Fat Metal and Plastic Manufactory Limited v Jacobs & Turner Limited t/a Trespass [2019] EWHC 118.BackgroundThe Claimant owns:a series of 3 UK word marks: FUNTIME, FUN TIME, and FUN-TIME in respect of “Class 28: Games, toys and playthings; electronic games”.an EU trade mark for the word FUNTIME for the same goods in class 28. [read post]
5 Aug 2014, 12:04 am by Jeremy Speres
Jacobs J (as he then was) coined the phrase “limping trade mark” in the Philips v Remington UK case. [read post]
6 Apr 2017, 11:11 pm by Darren Olivier
Incidentally, the Jacob Zuma Foundation has filed extensively for the protection of Jacob Zuma as a trade mark in South Africa. [read post]
20 Jun 2007, 5:14 am
Merpel says, I spotted that Jacob LJ called for the repeal of the Trade Marks Act 1994, s.10(6) - but, if it has no effect, why bother? [read post]
3 Mar 2014, 2:51 am
 And if universities take the lead in responsible brand-building, perhaps they will set a good example for other commercial sectors in which goods and services are supplied under the limp banner of pathetic slogans that may mean a lot to their owners but which are rarely if ever considered to be brands or origin identifiers by the public at large.Merpel agrees: she recalls the admirable expression "limping trade marks", coined by Jacob J (as he then was) in Philips Electonics… [read post]
16 Mar 2008, 5:26 am
Seuss 1:12 Omar introduces MarkPopiel, senior counsel at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLCC, stationed in Buffalo, N.Y., who specializes in U.S. corporate immigration 2:41 Mark explains how the Internet gives him greater exposure to clients worldwide, and enhances communication and legal services across timezones 4:26 Mark projects some developments in immigration law, that expect increase trade across borders despite recent travel restrictions 5:34 The Internet allows movement of… [read post]
15 May 2007, 1:41 pm
Jacob LJ, in a leading judgment delivered today in the Court of Appeal in Intel v CPM, has referrred a number of questions on s.5(3) TMA 1994/Art.4(4)(a) Directive 89/104 to the ECJ. [read post]