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The KORNSPITZ revocation case reminds brand owners that marks must act as badges of origin for the ultimate consumer of the goods, rather than intermediaries...
The CJEU has given a procedural judgment in a trademark cancellation case, clarifying the ground rules for EU courts in assessing the legal arguments made before them.
HCI filed an application for the figurative mark ZENSATIONS that was opposed by Shiseido.
The CJEU has confirmed that site-blocking injunctions can be granted against ISPs, provided they strike a ‘fair balance’ between fundamental rights.
We are all familiar with the radio adverts at the end of which a breathless actor speed-reads or sings the mandatory ‘legal bits’.
General terms and conditions are any contractual terms that have been provided by one contracting party (user) to the other party.
When the debt relief procedure for natural persons was introduced in 2008, it was considered that it should be available only for a natural person’s non-business debts.
An English scheme for a company that has a ‘sufficiently close connection’ with the jurisdiction can be proposed, albeit recognition in Poland is at the discretion of the Polish courts.
The High Court has decided how the expected surplus assets of Lehman Brothers International Europe should be distributed between a number of creditors.
Heads of state on both sides of the Atlantic recently condemned the Russian Federation for its actions in Ukraine.
The European court has confirmed that site-blocking injunctions can be granted against ISPs, provided the injunctions strike a ‘fair balance’ between fundamental rights.
As of 1 October 2012, transfers of majority shares in a private limited liability company have become more complicated.
Geoffrey Hobbs QC has dismissed an appeal against a hearing officer’s decision who declared the CHIQUO mark to be invalid for certain goods.
The applicant, Mega Brands International, filed Community trademark applications for the figurative mark and the word mark MAGNEXT.
Berlin Zoo had been comparatively late with the registration of its KNUT marks.
Facebook has had mixed fortunes in its opposition to a CTM that it perceived to be similar to its own name.
The English Court of Appeal has confirmed that, under the law of passing off, a yoghurt brand can only call its product ‘Greek yoghurt’ if it is actually made in Greece.
The court has upheld trademark rights in the BETTY BOOP name and character based on a variety of UK and EU CTM registrations for both words and devices.
This article explains how to handle issues of trade and business secret protection from an employment law perspective in Germany.
New rules will apply to most businesses selling to consumers in the EU, including to those selling online from outside the EU, from no later than 13 June 2014.