06 February 2019 | Katharine Stephens Partner, Hilary Atherton Associate, Emma Green Associate, Ning-Ning Li Associate, Adeena Wells Associate, Ciara Hughes Associate, Aaron Hetherington Associate, Mark Livsey Associate, Daniel Anti Associate, Francesca Rivers Associate, Louise O'Hara Associate, Rebekah Sellars Associate

This month we report on the Court of Appeal decision in Cadbury UK Limited v The Comptroller General of Patents Designs and Trade Marks which upheld the decision that the Cadbury's UK trade mark registration for the colour purple was not a series mark. 

We also review the decision in J. Portugal Ramos Vinhos SA v Adega Cooperative de Borba BV, which considered the registrability of signs comprising terms which designated geographical origin alongside indications of the facilities where goods were produced.

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About the Authors

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Katharine Stephens
I am co-head of the IP department in London and a member of the International IP Steering Group. I am fascinated by IP and the challenge of helping my clients protect, exploit and defend their IP rights to further their business objectives.

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Hilary Atherton
I'm a senior associate in Bird & Bird's market-leading Intellectual Property Group in London.

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Emma Green
I'm an associate in our London Intellectual Property team and specialise in brand management. I also lead Bird & Bird's International Wellness group, part of our retail & consumer sector.

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Ning-Ning Li
As an associate in our London-based Intellectual Property Group, I have expertise in a broad range of IP rights including patents, trade marks and designs, with a particular focus on the life sciences sector.

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Adeena Wells
I'm an associate in the Brand Management team within the Intellectual Property department where I help clients to establish, maintain and enforce their brands.

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Mark Livsey
I am a senior associate in our Intellectual Property Group in London. I focus on technologies that are applicable to the telecommunications and media sectors.

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Louise O'Hara
I'm an associate in the Intellectual Property Group based in London. I have experience in a broad range of intellectual property matters, from large-scale patent litigation to smaller brand-enforcement matters.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

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Rebekah Sellars
Working as associate in our Intellectual Property Group in London, I am experienced in contentious and non-contentious IP matters in telecoms, media, retail and financial services, particularly concerning patents, trade marks, passing off and breach of confidence.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000


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