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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.
Proposed changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive received approval from the European Parliament in March 2014.
Trade secret protection varies across EU member states, with some member states notably offering little by way of protection.
Trademark tips download
Any sign that can be represented graphically and that is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of another is prima facie registrable as a trademark.
In December 2012, the Regional Court of Cologne ruled that Lindt’s chocolate bear infringed Haribo’s GOLDBÄREN (‘Gold Bear’) word marks.
On 21 May 2014 the European Commission adopted key measures as part of its State Aid Modernisation programme.
The CJEU has given a preliminary ruling in proceedings between Google, the Spanish Data Protection Agency and a third-party complainant.
The decision to grant Covanta an injunction suspending the procurement of a long-term waste disposal contract could mark a turning point for procurement challenges in the UK.
Case C-574/12 Centro Hospitalar v Eurest Portugal was a case referred to the ECJ by the Portuguese court.
The new rules introduce some important changes and clarifications as well as codifying some of the case law that has arisen over the years.
The directorate-general for competition recently published guidance on the new rules governing state aid for energy projects and environmental protection.
Unregistered Community design right comes into existence automatically by the fact of making products incorporating the design in question available to the public in the EU.
Victims of their own success: trademarks that become the common name for their product or service download
It is possible for a registered trademark to be a victim of its own success.
The High Court case of Jarden Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA concerned a dispute about deep fat fryers.
In order to be capable of registration under the Community Designs Regulation, a design must be ‘new’ and have ‘individual character’.