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The French Competition Authority has initiated proceedings to formally investigate new purchasing alliances between several leading French food?


Scottish Glens, German Whisky And The Question: Are You Befuddled?

Glen is a Gaelic word with a wonderful lyrical sound to it and reminiscent of idyllic remote Scottish valleys with the mists from the last rain?


Judge Dismisses Some Country Of Origin Claims Against Guinness Beer

In January 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts against Guinness beer for misrepresenting that Guinness Extra Stout was brewed in?


Preclusive Effect Given To Ttab Decision On Likelihood Of Confusion In Trademark Infringement Litigation

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 135 S.Ct 1293 (2015), that a decision of the Trademark Trial?



The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently delivered its ruling in respect of a preliminary reference regarding exhaustion of trade mark rights?


Schweppes? Trade Mark Mixer: Ecj Rules On Trade Mark Exhaustion Where Ownership Of The Schweppes Mark Was Split Between Different Countries

In Red Paralela and another v Orangina Schweppes Holding BV and others (Case C-291/16), 20 December 2017, the European Court of Justice has ruled that?


Beware! A Trademark Trial And Appeals Board Decision Can Stop You In Your Tracks

It has been a few years since the Supreme Court decision in the case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., and we are beginning to see the?


Spain: Orangina-schweppes Settles Cnmc Parallel Trade Investigation

The Spanish National Competition and Markets Commission (CNMC) has closed an investigation of Schweppes, S.A., the Spanish subsidiary of the Orangina?


Fame Of A Mark Must Be Considered Along A Spectrum

Addressing the standard for fame of a trademark, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a Trademark Trial and Appeal?


Captain Morgan Defeats Admiral Nelson In A Rum Branding Battle

The victory in the fight between two rum competitors demonstrates that unregistered trade dress rights are alive and well in Canada, admissible?

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