Cyprus lost a law case concerns cheese

Halloumi-1The European Court ruled in joined Cases T-292/14 and T-293/14. They concern attempt of Cyprus to register two European trademarks ‘Halloumi’ and ‘Xaλλoymi’ for Class 29 – dairy products.
According to OHIM both marks are descriptive, they identify certain characteristics of the products as ‘Halloumi’ is typical cheese produced by generations in Cyprus.
The European Court upheld this decision.
At the moment Cyprus try to register an European geographical indication ‘Halloumi’  too.
More information can be found here.

Geographical indications and Expo Milano

logo_expo_Marques Class 46 reports about some published presentations from the seminar “A common control culture for geographical indications: a multi-level and multidisciplinary approach, best practice, public and private enforcement and the help of science” held on 01.10.2015. during Expo Milano. Access to the materials can be found here.