12 August 2020 | Adeena Wells Associate, Thomas Pugh Associate, Katharine Stephens Partner, Theo Cooper Associate, Robert Rose Associate, Jonathan Edwards Associate, William Wortley Associate, Charlotte Peacock Associate, Robert Milligan Associate, Elizabeth Greene Associate, Lauren Kourie Associate

In this month's report, we report on the High Court's decision concerning the Protected Designation of Origin for Prosecco and the deceptive nature of the NOSECCO trade mark, in Les Grands Chais de France SAS v Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco ([2020] EWHC 1633 (Ch)). We also review the assessment of inherent and acquired distinctive character in Louis Vuitton Malletier v EUIPO (Norbert Wisniewski) (GC; T-105/19).

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About the Authors

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Adeena Wells
Associate
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.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

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Thomas Pugh
Associate
As an associate in our Intellectual Property Group in London, I have experience acting on various IP issues across a broad range of sectors including life sciences, technology and communications, retail and consumer and media, entertainment and sport.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

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Katharine Stephens
Partner
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.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

[email protected]
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Charlotte Peacock
Associate
As an associate in our London Intellectual Property team, I advise brand owners on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters in trade mark portfolio management.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

[email protected]
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Rob Milligan
Associate
I'm an associate in our Intellectual Property team in London and specialise in advising on all aspects of Brand Management.

Direct: +44 (0)20 7415 6000

[email protected]

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