October 2019

Following a well-publicised case over Aldi selling a copycat Charlotte Tilbury product, Serjeants explains how the product was banned from sale despite Aldi not infringing any trade mark registrations. [caption id="attachment_896" align="alignright" width="250"] By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55257057[/caption] The Aldi business model Aldi’s business model involves the...

When a recent trade mark application from Liverpool FC received a large number of threatened oppositions, they decided to withdraw the mark. Serjeants’ trade mark attorneys explain: [caption id="attachment_887" align="alignright" width="222"] By Source, Fair use, https://hif.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24784[/caption] On 20 June 2019 Liverpool FC filed for a trade mark...

Trade marks can become vulnerable to cancellation after five years if they are not used on all the goods and services applied for. To get around this, some brands re-file their marks to ensure they remain valid. Hasbro, owners of the well-known board game Monopoly,...