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Van Bael & Bellis
It wanted to denounce Studio 100 for promoting products that are bad for children's health by licensing Maya the Bee's image for its meat products.
Van Bael & Bellis
Convinced that these practices infringed its copyright in the taste of "Heksenkaas", Levola brought an action against Smilde for copyright infringement.
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.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 26 July 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal confirmed the judgment of the Brussels Commercial Court of 25 October 2017 on whether Longchamp, owned by the Jean Cassegrain company, had a copyright ...
Hogan Lovells
In July, the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO declared the MONOPOLY trade mark invalid to the extent that the underlying application covered goods ...
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 ...
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 Copyright Directive will create favourable conditions for cross-border distribution of television and radio programmes online.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 25 March 2019, the European Commission ("Commission") announced its decision to fine Nike € 12,555,000 for limiting the ability of licensees to sell licensed merchandising products to other EEA countries.
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
In assessing the intention of the seller, the ECJ offered guidance to the national court.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 12 December 2018, the EU General Court dismissed the application for annulment which Canal + SA had brought against a European Commission decision that had made commitments offered by Paramount Pictures Ltd ...
Van Bael & Bellis
The infringement lasted from 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2017.
Van Bael & Bellis
Hence, the ECJ found that the German law infringed both the InfoSoc Directive and the Enforcement Directive.
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.
Hogan Lovells
The Hogan Lovells standard essential patent update reports on recent news and case decisions from jurisdictions including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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In July, the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO declared the MONOPOLY trade mark invalid to the extent that the underlying application covered goods ...
Hogan Lovells
The Hogan Lovells standard essential patent update reports on recent news and case decisions from jurisdictions including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 26 July 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal confirmed the judgment of the Brussels Commercial Court of 25 October 2017 on whether Longchamp, owned by the Jean Cassegrain company, had a copyright ...
Van Bael & Bellis
The EUIPO then moved on to analyse the evidence put forward by McDonald's to prove genuine use.
Van Bael & Bellis
This counterclaim was withdrawn when the Spanish Competition Authority began an investigation into Schweppes's behaviour.
Van Bael & Bellis
Convinced that these practices infringed its copyright in the taste of "Heksenkaas", Levola brought an action against Smilde for copyright infringement.
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
The Copyright Directive will create favourable conditions for cross-border distribution of television and radio programmes online.
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.
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
It wanted to denounce Studio 100 for promoting products that are bad for children's health by licensing Maya the Bee's image for its meat products.
Van Bael & Bellis
Serendipity filed an appeal before the EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal but was unsuccessful.
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