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  • Honesty is the best policy
    In this article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Julius Stobbs and Geoff Weller make the case for the registrability of "descriptive" marks.
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    L’Oreal v eBay – Where are we now with AdWords?
    In this article for Intellectual Property Magazine, Julius Stobbs and Geoff Weller consider the practical application of the recent Court of Justice decision on AdWords in the context of trade mark infringement in the EU.
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    Candle maker’s domain complaint snuffed out
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Geoff Weller looks a recent unsuccesful DRS complaint.
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    3M makes domain complaint stick
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Geoff Weller looks the recent DRS decision involving three .co.uk domains objected to by the 3M Company.
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    A sweet victory for Vitabiotics
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Geoff Weller looks the Appointed Person decision in the opposition to the registration of the mark SWEETELA in respect of sweeteners by the owners of SWEETEX.
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    When is winning not enough?
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Claire Jenkins looks at a recent General Court decision and the issues is raises around appeals in the context of cases with multiple grounds.
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    Golden elephant trumps competitor’s registration
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Geoff Weller reviews a General Court decision considering in detail the assessment of a claim to Passing Off rights in the context of a CTM invalidity action.
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    A gem of a result for foreign licensor held to have goodwill in UK
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Geoff Weller reviews a recent Appointed Person decision on an application for invalidity.
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    Red light for Chroma CTM application on appeal
    In this article for the ITMA Review, Geoff Weller reviews the General Court's rejection of the mark CHROMA as a CTM which considered the proper assessment of ‘descriptiveness’ and in particular whether a sign that is the Greek word for colour describes a ‘characteristic’ of bathroom ceram...
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