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CJEU provides clarity on the sending and receiving of data

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 24 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided guidance on whether website use of the content of a database protected by the sui generis database right amounts to 'extraction' or 're-utilisation' for the purpose of assessing infringement. It has also confirmed where that use is to be regarded as having taken place

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

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

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

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

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

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