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Trade Marks and the use of generic terms; an interesting case that has dragged on for a number of years in the U.S. is back in the news. It centres on whether a term which appears desriptive and generic can be trade marked.

The case is between Coca Cola and the owners of Dr Pepper. Coca Cola tried to trade mark the term 'zero' in 2003 in respect of zero calorie soft drinks. In Europe such a trade mark would likely be refused at it lacks distinctiveness and is clearly a descriptor but the U.S. legal system is different.   The case has still to be decided.  For a read of the full article click on the link below.

Should you have a question on Trade Marks I am based in Limerick City and am a registered Trade Mark Agent with the Patents Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.