Messi wins right to trademark his name after nine-year legal battle

No likelihood of confusion between footballer’s “Messi” figurative mark and earlier MASSI mark The European Court of Justice has published a press release summarising its decision in EUIPO v Messi Cuccittini (Joined cases C‑449/18 P et C‑474/18 P) EU:C:2020:722 (17 …

App icon incorporating text “free prints” infringed Trademark but was not passing off

App icon incorporating text “free prints” infringed figurative trade mark incorporating identical text and registered for photographic printing services (High Court) The High Court has ruled that the use of an icon incorporating the text “free prints” in relation to …