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Make Your Mark Autumn 2015

In this edition of Make Your Mark, we discuss cases in which the trade marks 101 and 501, Bull and Bulldog, Sky and Skype, Portobello Road No. 171 logo and Porto and Aktivamed and Vamed (plus a distinctive device) have all been found to be confusingly similar.


HIGHLIGHTS THIS ISSUE

  • The Season of Goodwill Comes Early for Sky
  • The Sky's the Limit for Skype
  • Own Name Defence: Is the Law an Assos?
  • Has Formula One met its Waterloo?

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