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We reported in our June newsletter on the European case in which a Danish childminder (Mr Kaltoft) brought a claim against his local authority arguing that his obesity amounted to a disability under the Equal Treatment Directive.
The EU General Court has upheld the registration of the shape of the ‘Rubik’s Cube’ as a trademark.
The EU General Court has dismissed appeals against OHIM’s dismissal of opposition to registration of the figurative mark LOVOL.
The Community Trade Mark Regulation prohibits registration of trademarks that are devoid of distinctive character.
The media has reported that the Premier League is intending to clamp down on the unauthorised uploading of clips from televised football matches.
Design prior art must be visible download
The design in issue in Cezar v OHIM was for a skirting board duct.
Breaking news... EAT confirms holiday pay must include overtime payments — what should employers do? download
The EAT has held that holiday pay should include non-compulsory and non-guaranteed overtime payments. This is a decision with huge implications for employers.
In Biscuits Poult SAS v OHIM, the applicant for invalidity challenged the registration on the basis that the design in question was not new and lacked individual character.
A Hamburg court has upheld findings that the distribution of certain models of jeans would infringe Levi Strauss’s trademark rights in the stitching pattern on the back pockets of its jeans.
Registrability of shape marks download
In Hauck GmbH & Co KG v Stokke A/S, the Dutch court referred questions relating to the refusal to register shape marks under article 3(1)(e) of the Trade Marks Directive.
Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.
The Court of Appeal has held that Olympic Airlines had not experienced an insolvency event for the purposes of section 121 of the Pensions Act 2004.
It could soon become commonplace for consumer disputes to be dealt with online… thanks to the anticipated UK implementation of European law.
On 2 July, the EU Commission published a number of documents aimed at moving the EU towards a circular economy.
On 1 July 2014, BIS published new guidance on how to apply the new EU General Block Exemption Regulation.
The case upon which the advocate-general delivered his opinion concerns Johan Deckmyn of the right-wing Vlaams Belang political party.
In BIMBO SA v OHIM, BIMBO SA applied to register BIMBO DOUGHNUTS as a Community trademark. That application was opposed by Panrico SA.
The ECJ has handed down an important decision that affects the calculation of holiday pay for workers whose pay includes an element of commission.
The European Court of Justice has recently heard a discrimination claim brought by a Danish child minder, Karsten Kaltoft, against his local authority.
The Lock decision has expensive implications and it’s worth doing the groundwork now.