Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - January 2019

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

02-2019

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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