For the ECJ infringement and invalidity actions are independent
With judgment rendered on 21 February 2013 in the case Fédération Cynologique Internationale v Federacion Canina Internacional de Perros de Pura Raza (Case C-561/11), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its opinion on the possibility for the proprietor to prevent, according to Article 9, paragraph 1, of the Reg No 207/2009 on Community Trademark (CTMR), a third party to use a later-registered trademark without the need for that latter mark to have been declared invalid beforehand…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the NCTM briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from NCTM
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from NCTM
Italy, as many other countries in the western world, is facing a deep economic and financial crisis, which has affected the loan market and the ability of businesses to obtain bank financing.
Expert calls regulation based on one-stop-shop an “illusion”.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Being sent to London on secondment is a prized opportunity for associates in European firms