Lewis Cohen
Business Shapers
21 August 2014

Calling all franchisors and retailers! Have you protected your store layout yet?

In recent years, colours, sounds, shapes and smells have all been registered as trade marks in Europe.  In July, the Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed, in an action brought by Apple Inc., that “the distinctive design layout of a retail store” could also be protectable under EU trade mark law.

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