Resellers need to tread a careful line when using a brand owner’s marks. Use by an independent garage of BMW’s marks crossed the line between informative use (which is permitted) and misleading use (which is not).
In the latest round of the long running skirmish between confectionary giants Nestlé and Cadbury, Nestlé has lost its appeal to secure trade mark protection for the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat bar.
With the imminent triggering of Article 50, business owners could be forgiven for thinking that the brakes would have been put on any decisions by potential buyers resulting in a slow-down of business sale transactions. However, that is not necessarily the case.
The Government has addressed issues surrounding the continued failure to deliver an adequate supply of new housing. While there is a realistic prospect of boosting supply there is also a failure to address some of the fundamental problems.