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


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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