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Battle of the food logos: Likelihood of confusion and device marks

Choosing a ‘strong’ brand name for your business can be a challenging undertaking. Depending on your market and industry, there is a risk that your preferred name will have already been registered as a trademark by a third party. But what if you choose a similar logo? Yordi van Weelden examines the topic in the context of a recent trademark dispute between two food companies in the US.

Battle of the food logos: Likelihood of confusion and device marks
News & opinion

​​​​​​​So… distinctive: EU General Court deals blow to L’Oréal in trademark opposition proceedings

Generic and ordinary terms, such as ‘very’, ‘most’ and ‘like’, are normally considered to lack the distinctive character necessary for trademark registration. In finding likelihood of confusion between two trademarks using the word ‘so’, the EU General Court’s recent ruling is remarkable.

By Florence Chapin,
​​​​​​​So… distinctive: EU General Court deals blow to L’Oréal in trademark opposition proceedings
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7 steps to creating a strong brand

Registering your chosen name as a trademark helps safeguard that brand value by providing a mechanism to act against third parties seeking to profit from your name and hard work. But, choosing and protecting a 'strong' brand name isn't always as easy as it may appear! In our latest factsheet, we share seven key steps to success.

7 steps to creating a strong brand

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