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Lionel Messi wins nine-year fight to trademark his surname

Image copyright Getty Images Footballer Lionel Messi can register his name as a trademark after a nine-year legal battle, the EU’s top court has ruled. The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal from Spanish cycling company Massi and the EU’s intellectual property office, EUIPO. The Barcelona footballer first applied to trademark his surname as a sportswear brand in 2011.… Read more →

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US wins end of EU lobster tariffs in mini trade deal

Image copyright Reuters The European Union has agreed to eliminate tariffs on US lobster, a key priority of President Donald Trump. In exchange, the US will halve import taxes on some $160m (£122m) worth of European goods, including cigarette lighters and certain crystal glassware. The agreement is the first tariff reduction the two economic heavyweights have agreed in more than… Read more →