Case Law & Legal Developments

When do figurative marks represent the appearance of the goods?  

How “unitary” is an EUTM? CJEU decides in the KERRYGOLD matter  

Chanel’s logo and interlocking 3s (or Ss) – same overall impression?

LAGUIOLE: national law in EUIPO proceedings – full review of legality by General Court 

GOLDEN BALLS are true to their name – they’re back before the General Court

The EUTM has unitary effects… with exceptions proving the rule: combit and Kerrygold

ALL CHANGE – The Eleventh Edition of the Nice Classification goes live on January 1, 2017 

CJEU confirms: piecemeal renewals of EUTMs are possible – Nissan Jidiosha KK v. EUIPO, C 207/15 P

Article 28(8) Declarations – The final countdown…


The United Kingdom Referendum – BREXIT – Impact on EU trademarks and design rights

General Court: EUIPO Board of Appeal's refusal to suspend appeal proceedings if the opposing mark is subject to cancellation is subject to strict scrutiny

New Trademark Law in the EU 

HARRY’S BAR is dry – General Court on the similarity of food and beverages to restaurant and bar services 

IP protection at the Mobile World Congress 2016

29 January 2016: Latest News regarding CTM Renewals

CP3 in practice: descriptive terms are difficult to register solely on account of stylization 

General Court of the European Union – new Rules of Procedure 

Specifications of goods and services in EU trademarks 

Banking and real estate services dissimilar 

Ex officio examination of priority claims in opposition proceedings 

Victory for adidas – a new milestone in the battle against 2 stripes on shoes 

SPAIN: Reform of the Criminal Code. The latest progress in combating the digital piracy 

CJEU, 19 March 2015, Mega Brands International vs. OHIM (C-182/14 P)

Court of Justice, 10 March 2015, Trademark registration gives no affirmative right to use in the EU