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IP and colours: where do we stand and how far can we go?
IP and colours: where do we stand and how far can we go?

Many enterprises consider one or more shades to be distinctive of their brand and deserving of protection against use by competitors. However, it has not proved easy to obtain such protection under trade mark law. Although it is in theory possible to trade mark a colour or combination of colours, there is still little guidance regarding the requirements for valid colour marks. Recent cases emphasise the particular difficulties in representing such marks sufficiently precisely.  

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CJEU tightens rules on GMOs made by gene editing
CJEU tightens rules on GMOs made by gene editing
30/07/2018 15:26:44

With the Court of Justice of the European Union decision holding that genome-editing, including CRISPR/Cas9, falls under the GMO Directive, read Penny Gilbert’s reaction to the ruling in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review.    

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