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Special things made simple: a summary of the evaluation of trade mark distinctiveness for advertising slogans

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 19 2012

In the case of Smart Technologies ULC v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market the Court of Justice of the European Union summarised the approach to be taken when assessing the distinctiveness of trade marks - particularly, advertising slogans

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

Unitary patent agreement stalled by European Parliament

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 9 2012

The European Union (EU) is moving closer to achieving the long awaited unitary patent after the European Council issued its decision on the proposed European Unified Patent Court (UPC

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"

'Words' prevail over 'subject-matter': the CJEU gives its judgment in the cases of Medeva and Georgetown University

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

Both Medeva and Georgetown University had patents relating to individual vaccines

The unitary patent package unwrapped

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 13 2012

The biggest change in European patenting practice since the European Patent Convention is happening

European patents knocked out by supremacy of European Union law

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 8 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), sitting as a full court, has decided today that the proposed European Patents Court is incompatible with the European Union

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

Is the Unilin decision a sledgehammer to crack a nut?

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2011

It is now several years since the Court of Appeal gave its controversial decision in Unilin v Berry

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