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Apple trains its Reality Distortion Field on the CJEU

Apple layout TM colour

Apple’s annual iPhone announcement is today and the liberal deployment of the Reality Distortion Field is expected to be trained on Fanbois the world over. However, in other Apple news comes notice from the UK Intellectual Property Office that an Apple trade mark case is being referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C-421/13 though there are no available documents at present).

The case concerns Apple’s trade mark application in respect of the layout of its stores. Yes, you read that correctly, Apple’s store layout trade mark!


Trick or Treat – India Joins Madrid Protocol from July 8, 2013

InToday on IPcopy we are pleased to welcome  guest contributor Vaibhav Vutts from Vutts & Associates LLP, Advocates who is talking about India joining the Madrid Protocol.

The Madrid Protocol [‘Protocol]’comes into force in India from today, July 8, 2013, making India the one of the 90 countries in the Madrid System- 89 members of Madrid Protocol and the lone ranger Algeria as the only member of Madrid Agreement. Now applicants can designate India and get trade mark protection or “international registration” in India based on a ‘basic application’ or ‘basic registration’ in a Protocol member country. (more…)