Nikos reports the General Court of the EU's ruling in Case T-309/13 Enosi Mastichoparagogon Chiou v OHIM, Gaba International Holding GmbH, which addressed the two trade marks "ELMA" and "ELMEX" used for chewing gum which has some sort of medical effects. My mum has always said that such products simply do not exist.
The IPKat notched up its 16 millionth page view. The selfsame IPKat says 16 million thanks to our readership.
Jani covers the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit's decision in Tomaydo-Tomahhdo LLC v George Vozray et al, Case No. 15-3179, which dealt with the restaurant Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, and a subsequent cookbook bearing the restaurant's eccentric name.
Recent discussions on "lookalike" or "parasitic" packaging, covered in this post by guest Kat Darren Meale, have compelled Nicola to put in her two cents. Lookalikes are symbiotic, not parasitic, she says.
If the concern a decade ago was how to regulate the downloading of a movie or a song, today it is how to regulate the downloading of a digital file containing all the instructions to make a perfect copy of a product, Neil says.
"It is the number of complaints filed against a single organization, the EPO, rather than the rise in the overall number of organizations having accepted its jurisdiction, that represents the main challenge for its effective functioning", says the Geneva-based International Labour Organization of its current situation. You bet, replies Merpel.
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