It’s Now Official: CTM Registration for Descriptive Logos is Uphill Struggle

Up until relatively recently, CTM applicants could avoid OHIM’s official practice of rejecting descriptive or non–distinctive word marks by combining

Sweet scent of success for Unilever as ECJ interprets Article 4(3) of Directive 2008/95

(This article was written for the World Trademark Review. The original article was published on September 11, 2015 and can

The plain facts – the challenges posed by the introduction of plain packaging

(This article was written for Shelf Life. The original article was published on September 3, 2015 and can be viewed here.)

How to Develop an Effective Company Trade Mark

(This article was written for AIB Business. The original article was published on September 3, 2015 and can be viewed here.)

Dunnes Stores, “Always Better Value?” Not so, rules the High Court

On 9 June 2015, Mr. Justice Brian Cregan of the High Court held that the retailer Dunnes Stores had engaged