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Young at heart? The 'informed user' in design law

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 25 2011

In one of its first rulings on substantive Community design law the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provides guidance on some of the key issues surrounding Registered Community Designs

Sofia, so good? First IP reference to the ECJ from Bulgaria clarifies the scope of protection for databases

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • Bulgaria, European Union
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  • March 18 2009

The right to prohibit extraction and re-utilisation of a substantial part of a protected database was established more than a decade ago by Directive 969EC (the Database Directive

European Court gives boost to selective distribution strategies for luxury trade mark owners

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 24 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance, which strengthens the ability of luxury trade mark owners to maintain and enforce a selective distribution network for branded goods

Questions on supplementary protection certificates referred to the European Court of Justice

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 16 2009

The English High Court has referred questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the meaning of several provisions of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation (176892

Software patents in Europe

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 28 2009

Alison Brimelow, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), has entered the fray on the vexed subject of the patentability of software and has referred various questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

Big boost for brands

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 18 2009

In a dispute concerning downmarket fragrances intended to be smell-a-likes for several of L'Oreal's famous perfumes, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has provided guidance to the UK Court of Appeal which will be welcomed by many brand owners

Tactical trade marks and bad faith bunnies?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • Austria, European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 27 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) had provided guidance to the national Austrian court as to the factors to be considered when determining whether a registration applied for in the knowledge that other very similar marks were being used in the Community is to be considered as having been made in bad faith

The scope of the DNA patents - ECJ's decision in Monsanto v Cefetra

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 7 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision on the scope of protection to be afforded to DNA sequence patents

Medeva's SPC applications: the Court of Appeal refers questions to the ECJ

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 7 2010

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer a series of questions on the interpretation of the SPC Regulation to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) relating to the requirement that a "product is protected by a basic patent"

Another win for perfume brands before the CJEU

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • July 23 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that perfume testers that were marked "Not for Sale" were not put on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) by the marks' proprietors or with its consent in accordance with Article 13(1) of the Community Trade Mark Regulation (EC) No 4094 (the Regulation)and Article 7(1) of the Trade Marks Directive (the Directive