Malaysia faces legal challenge in rights to Halal certification mark in Europe

By Zuhairy Fauzy (Ella Cheong IP Services Sdn Bhd)   Consumers may potentially have trouble keeping things halal in the wake of the recent case of Government of Malaysia v OHIM (18 November 2015, Case T-508/13), which revolves around the alleged passing-off of Malaysia’s Halal certification mark in the European Union. The certification mark takes the following form: To provide a …