Colin’s reminder to UK brand owners: register your get-up!

The caterpillar battle that has been attracting a lot of attention in the UK will be on the most-watched list for intellectual property lawyers, given the previous difficulties brand owners have had in enforcing their rights against lookalike products.  Whilst the outcome of M&S’ claim against Aldi remains unclear, despite the deluge of press and public interest in the dispute, regardless Colin’s case serves as the latest reminder to brand owners to register their important packaging and ‘get-up’ as trade marks, wherever possible.

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