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Iceland Foods frozen out after EUIPO declares mark ‘invalid’

In a trademark feud that has been going on for years, the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs has won its bitter battle against the UK supermarket Iceland Foods, IP Magazine reports.

European Food Law Iceland

Whisky from Germany can’t be called ‘Glen Buchenbach’, court rules

Whisky originating from Swabia in south-west Germany and not from Scotland may not be called ‘Glen Buchenbach’, the District Court of Hamburg has ruled.

European Food Law Compliance and Enforcement

Big increase in registered trademarks for spirits in UK

The number of trademarks registered for spirits and liqueurs with the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) jumped 41% to 2,210 in 2017.

European Food Law Advertising

US Senators call for protection of US cheese from EU GIs

As the US, Mexico and Canada finish re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), senators are urging the Trump administration to protect the use of common cheese names.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Coca-Cola wins court case over brand lettering

Drinks giant Coca-Cola came out victorious this month at the European Court of Justice in a trademark dispute over its iconic lettering. 

European Food Law Advertising

An Irish burger chain is trying to cancel McDonald’s trademarks

In a significant escalation in the trademark dispute between Irish chain Supermac’s and global fast food brand McDonald’s, the Galway-headquartered company has filed an opposition to cancel the use of the ‘Big Mac’ trademark under certain classes, our sister publication IPM reports.

European Food Law Labeling
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