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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (1/3) – First stop: from COGNAC to KONYAGI

Let’s take a trip within the European Union to explore some of its best regional specialties which often enjoy a strong reputation worldwide: spirit drinks! Brandies, wine spirits, vodka, whisky… The European Union (EU) seems to have as many types of spirit drinks as it has traditions and cultural heritages. As well as some food…

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In Good Shape: The General Court Declares Pirelli’s Mark Registrable- Pirelli Tyre SpA vs. EUIPO, T-447/16

BACKGROUND The applicant, Pirelli Typre SpA, filed an application for a registration of an EU trademark on the 23rd of July 2001, for the following figurative sign in class 12: ‘Tyres, solid, semi-pneumatic and pneumatic tyres, rims and covers for vehicle wheels of all kinds, vehicle wheels of all kinds, inner tubes, wheel rims, parts,…

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BREXIT … what’s going on ? PART2

Since our BREXIT WHAT’S GOING ON PART I was published on October 2018, we have been tracking the news as police tracks robbers. On November 13rd, 2018,  Agreement on the BREXIT was finally reached between UK and EU representatives, and followed by the EU political declaration. Such declaration states the broader guidelines on future relations…

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