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High street consumers grant HMV a second chance

Published on 10 February 2015. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate

Music and entertainment retailer HMV has posted a 17.5 percent increase in sales for 2014, making it the UK's biggest seller of physical music and signalling a triumphant comeback following its decline into administration in 2013.

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Diva's trade mark fever – Rihanna bolsters brand with new applications

15 December 2014

Having already succeeded in protecting the use of her image in the English High Court Rihanna has now taken steps to broaden the protection of her brand with the filing of 12 separate trade mark applications at USPTO for the word FENTY in conjunction with other words including apparel, beauty, clothing and lingerie.

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Would you like fries with your happy deal? – Moschino and McDonalds unveil unlikely licensing deal

15 December 2014

When Italian fashion house Moschino unveiled their A/W 14 Collection it turned heads in an unlikely sector… the legal sector.

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A blue print for brand protection – CJEU approves Apple's trade mark for store layout

15 December 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently held in Apple Inc v. Deutsche Patent-und Markenamt that the representation of a layout of a retail store may be registrable as a trade mark under Articles 2 and 3 of the Trade Marks Directive (Directive 2008/95/EC).

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