Summary judgement on fraudulent invoices case: Sweden

On 20 December 2017, the Court of Appeal in Stockholm handed down a judgement in a criminal case against fraudsters who had sent misleading invoices to EUTM owners under the letterhead “OMIH.” More information here

2018 Brand Protection for a New Year

Having celebrated 130 years of advising companies on their Trade Mark and Brand Protection in 2017 (1887-2017) we wish all businesses success in 2018!

Distinguishing Marks 130th Anniversary Edition 1887 – 2017

Welcome to our 130th Anniversary Edition of Distinguishing Marks.

We would like to thank all our clients, contacts and friends across the world for their comments and congratulations on our historic milestone.

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Food & Beverage Law IP Summit 2017

Wildbore & Gibbons LLP are delighted to be sponsoring the Food & Beverage Law IP Summit for the third year.

 

Successful outcome at the European Court of Justice

We are delighted to report the successful outcome for Bruichladdich at the European Court of Justice, following a challenge to the trade mark registration of PORT CHARLOTTE by the Instituto dos Vinhos e do Porto, regarding the inclusion of the word ‘Port’ in the trade mark. 

The full decision can be found here: 

PORT CHARLOTTE Decision

The Court considered that the trade mark PORT CHARLOTTE did not evoke the products protected under the Protected Designation of Origin and there were not enough facts to show that PORT CHARLOTTE derives any unfair advantage from the Protected Designation.  This upholds successful decisions that we obtained on behalf of Bruichladdich at the EUIPO.