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Van Bael & Bellis
It added that Bacardi had not provided enough evidence to show that it had not provided consent for each and every contested good.
European Union
Hogan Lovells
A new "IP Fast Action Protocol" has been approved by the Commercial Courts of Barcelona and the European Union Trademark Courts located in Alicante
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 April 2019, the ECJ issued its judgment in the ÖKO-Test Verlag case (C-690/17) on the interpretation of Regulation 207/2009 on the European Union trade mark and Directive 2008/95 on the approximation of the laws ...
Hogan Lovells
The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering
Van Bael & Bellis
The central question was whether a sign represented as a colour drawing (as above) can be registered as a colour mark.
Van Bael & Bellis
The EUIPO then moved on to analyse the evidence put forward by McDonald's to prove genuine use.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 31 January 2019, the General Court handed down its judgment in Case T-97/18, DeepMind Technologies Ltd. v. EUIPO, in which it denied the registration of the sign STREAMS as a trade mark for being descriptive ...
Van Bael & Bellis
Serendipity filed an appeal before the EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal but was unsuccessful.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 19 December 2018, the Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office found in favour of Beats Electronics and annulled a decision of the EUIPO's Opposition Division of 29 March 2018.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 21 December 2018, the Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office allowed the registration of the Bacardi bottle as a figurative European Union trade mark.
Van Bael & Bellis
The infringement lasted from 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2017.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 13 September 2018, the ECJ held in Case C-26/17P, Birkenstock v. EUIPO, that Birkenstock's pattern of wavy lines crisscrossing at right angles in a repetitive sequence could not be protected as a figurative mark.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union held in case C-129/17, Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha Ltd & MCFE BV v. Duma Forklifts NV and GSI International BVBA, that the debranding and rebranding ...
Van Bael & Bellis
Instead, a definition must be provided by considering the usual meaning of the word ‘shape' in everyday language.
Van Bael & Bellis
In reaching this conclusion, the Court referred to the Belgian regulatory framework which embraces the principle of "therapeutic freedom" which, as a rule, prohibits substitution in the deliverance of medicines.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Protocol contains almost exclusively provisions the implementation of which is mandatory under the Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
This ruling is an important victory for Adidas in its long-running dispute with SB.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 6 February 2018, Advocate General Szpunar (the "AG") issued a second opinion in the dispute opposing Christian Louboutin ("Louboutin") against Van Haeren Schoenen BV ("Van Haeren") .
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Hogan Lovells
For LGBTQ individuals, organizations, businesses and their allies, .gay will serve as a virtual Pride flag and inclusive badge of honor.
Hogan Lovells
The panel found that the complainant had failed to prove that its notoriety had transcended its own field and reached Pakistan, where the respondent was based
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