Marc Jacobs, a famous American fashion designer, has long been engaged in a legal dispute with NirvanaRead more..
European Union joins Geneva Act of Lisbon AgreementRead more..
The Chinese company Xintong Tiandi - specialized in leather production – has won a lawsuit against Apple in regard of the use of the trademark “Iphone” for.. leather goods.Read more..
China has always been a hot topic for Fashion-Style companiesRead more..
Ford has secured well-known status for its trademark in Russia, despite its application was initially rejected because, according to Rospatent, the company's evidence only cited names and addresses of dealerships and nothing about its operations.Read more..
The European Court has confirmed the OHIM refusal of “Skype” community trademark application.Read more..
Apple now faces a new lawsuit, this time against Swatch...Read more..
The Court of Justice has addressed the issue of joint exploitation of a trademark by decision of 19 September 2013...Read more..
On October 1, 2013 the IPO (UK Intellectual Property Office) has introduced the "fast track" opposition procedure to the Trade Mark Tribunal...Read more..
On 22 March last, the General Court of the European Union ("GC") delivered in Cases T-409/10 and T-410/10, on actions brought by Bottega Veneta International Sarl ("BV")...Read more..
The UK IPO is shortly about to issue a Tribunal Practice Notice revising the calculation of certain time limits for UK trade mark matters...Read more..
In its judgment of 21 February 2013, in the proceedings FCI v. FCIPPR (C-561/11), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ)...Read more..
The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union has recently published on its website the latest data related to the Service Charter...Read more..
By a new judgement of 24 May 2012, in Case C-98/11 between Lindt and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)...Read more..
With the sentence of March 29th,2012, the European Union Court has rejected the appeal with which the Dutch company Handicare Holding BV...Read more..
By decision dated 27.3.2012, the Tribunal of first instance of the Court of Justice (second chamber) has cancelled the decision issued by the UAMI's second instance Board of Appeal...Read more..
The UK Intellectual Property Office has announced that it will be introducing an online tool...Read more..
These in summary the main changes....Read more..
The 10th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (NICE Classification) came into force on 1 January 2012...Read more..
The EU General Court, issuing a decision in the proceeding No. C-323/09 between Interflora Inc. and Marks & Spencer...Read more..
On 10 August the French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, whose models are appreciated by many famous people...Read more..
By decision of 12 April 2011 (C-235/09), issued in the proceedings between DHL Express France SAS and Chronopost SA...Read more..
Following the recent UK court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd , the UK Intellectual Property office...Read more..
By decision of 16 December 2010 (T-281/09), the General Court of the European Union held that the word sign CHROMA, whose registration for products...Read more..
The EU General Court in its decision of 9 February 2011 (T-222/09), issued in the proceedings between Ineos Healthcare Ltd...Read more..
Ford has filed a complaint before the Court of Detroit. The American car manufacturer accuses the manufacturer of Maranello of having copied...Read more..
The 2260 bill became law. The measure provides for the obligation to indicate on the label the origin of food at all stages of the supply chain...Read more..
With the decision made on September 13, 2010, the European Court of Justice confirmed the limits...Read more..
European Union has given for the first time to a Chinese food (pasta Longkou Fen Si) the title of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)....Read more..
The Court of Busto Arsizio has applied for the first time on trademark matters the legislative decree 231/2001 on administrative responsibility of companies...Read more..
On 14 September 2010 the ECJ ruled on the appeal brought by Lego Juris against the decision of the Court of First Instance rejecting the registration of Lego toy- brick as a three-dimensional trade mark...Read more..
On October 10, 2010, the islands of Curacao and Saint Maarten will become autonomous countries within the Kingdom of The Netherlands...Read more..
From September 1, 2010 the Madrid Protocol will enter into force in the State of Israel...Read more..
In May 2010 the amendments made by the Indian Government to the Trade Marks Rules, 2002 came into force...Read more..
A system of opposition will be introduced from the 1st July 2010 by the Austrian trade marks registration office...Read more..
On April 12, 2010, the Federal Administrative Court (FAC) of Switzerland confirmed the decision of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property...Read more..
The Court of Milan has recently ruled twice on the issue of re-packaging of medical devices imported into Italy from another EU country...Read more..
Double Italian contribution to the recent victory of Team BMW Oracle Racing to the 33rd America's Cup...Read more..
The famous fastfood McDonald's has lost the legal battle with Malaysian Chicken Curry for the trademark "McCurry"...Read more..
The Tel Aviv District Court has recently rejected the arguments of acquiescence, waiver of rights and laches...Read more..
With a four billion dollars operation The Walt Disney Company has acquired the 5.000 characters portfolio of Marvel Entertainment...Read more..
Since August 15th, 2009, the date of entry into force of Law 99/2009, the use of Italian brands on products not manufactured in Italy, without a precise indication of their country of production constitutes the crime....Read more..
The so-called Development Bill, that is about to become a law, includes some important measures against piracy and counterfeiting...Read more..
On April 30th, 2009, the European Commission communicated a reduction of individual fee payable...Read more..
The adoption of the Ninth Edition of the Nice Classification,...Read more..
On June 3, 2009, the Government of Egypt ratified the Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks....Read more..
The Dubai Court of Appeal has held that three-dimensional shapes are capable of trademark registration.....Read more..
The Coordination Committee candidated Mr. Francis Gurry, a national of Australia, to become the next Director General of WIPO.Read more..
The new Israeli Copyright Law has been enacted from May 2008.Read more..
Anti-Counterfeiting: an agreement between the High Commissioner and Unimpresa to strengthen cooperation.Read more..
Service Trademark may now be registered in DominicaRead more..
Uruguay - judgment regarding class 5 ( pharmaceuticals) trademark more strictRead more..
Judgment by CE Court of Justice dated 20 September 2007 ---- CASE N° C-371/06 (Benetton S.p.A./G-Star Internazional B.V.) "Companies producing and manufactoring apparel have no rights to be protected by brand protection regulations in connection with some specific products, such as specially designed jeans, if they failed to register the mark"Read more..
As of 1 October 2007, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) will no longer reject trade mark applications on the basis of likelihood of confusion with an earlier mark.Read more..