Aldi Strikes Again

Aldi Strikes Again

Background Early in 2020 (as the Covid-19 pandemic began), Thatchers launched its Cloudy Lemon Cider, which was also registered as a trade mark in the United Kingdom. The packaging of this canned beverage is shown below: Two years later, Aldi launched a similar cloudy...
Updates to the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO – 2024

Up, down, discounted? EPO fees are changing

The EPO fee changes effective 1 April 2024 (announced here) appear to be more than the usual inflationary increase of official fees.  Rather, there appears to be a restructuring which, according to the EPO, will “include reductions for small companies and even the...