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Intellectual property: The ram and the dam

20 January 2015

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Lidl’s dealings in the EU court prove to be futile from the outset

After reading the latest case to come out of the General Court of the European Union, I could not but help think of Frank Sinatra’s song ‘High Hopes’. The song relates to hopes and expectations, with an ant trying to move a rubber tree plant, and a ram trying to punch a hole in a dam – a case of hope over adversity.

That brings me to the Lidl case and its quest, which began on 14 December 2012, to register the trade mark ‘DELUXE’ ...

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