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Sharon Daboul

is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK) and provides advice on all aspects of trade mark law, including clearance and prosecution of trade marks, domestic and overseas portfolio management, and contentious trade mark proceedings before the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices. Sharon has twice been credited in the Legal 500, and was ranked as one of the ‘World’s Leading Trademark Professionals’ in the World Trademark Review 1000 publication, in 2018. For more information, or to contact Sharon, please visit her firm profile page.

Recent Articles by Sharon Daboul

Cadbury’s Quest to Strengthen Color Trademark Leaves it Vulnerable Following Nestlé Battle

Registering a non-traditional trademark, such as sound clip, position mark, or a color, can offer a significant competitive advantage in a world where goods and services are marketed in a wide variety of different ways. Cadbury was but the latest household name to return to the courts in order to seek or maintain protection… When applying to register unusual marks, such as the color purple in Cadbury’s case, the description provided at the time of filing the application is of key significance and forms as much a part of the mark as the mark itself. It is, therefore, vital that the wording in the description is clear and precise so that anyone viewing the register can see what the mark is and what it protects.