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Retro: registering 'lost' brands

  • NLO
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • October 22 2014

Retro has made a comeback in recent years. Brands which used to be all the rage but then disappeared from the market are now getting a new lease of

Dutch Supreme Court refers questions to CJEU on "substantial value" and "nature of the goods" in relation to 3D marks

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • April 18 2013

One of the still unresolved questions of trade mark law is under what circumstances a shape mark is ineligible for protection because it consists of

CJEU decides on “business as usual” after ONE-L of a fight

  • EIP
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • January 25 2013

A test case cooked up by Benelux attorneys called into question one of the central tenets of the CTM system - that use of a CTM in just one member

ONEL of an opinion

  • Fieldfisher
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • September 14 2012

On 5 July 2012, Advocate General Sharpston delivered her opinion on Case C-14911 Leno Merken BV v Hagelkruis Beheer BV

Consumer goods: update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

The Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China’s (“MOFCOM”) prohibition of CocaCola’s proposed acquisition of Huiyuan in 2009 generated significant controversy and prompted a fear that the Anti-Monopoly Law could be used to prevent foreign-multinational companies from acquiring well-known Chinese brands and businesses

"Yes you can: the mere filling of packagings bearing infringing marks does not qualify as trade mark use"

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • December 22 2011

This last Newsflash of 2011 deals with drinks and relates to the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the filling of packaging bearing infringing marks

ECJ judgement L'Oréal v. eBay: a major step in combating online infringements

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • July 13 2011

On 12 July 2011, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") handed down its much anticipated decision in L'Oréal v. eBay

Dutch courts apply ECJ Google ruling on keywords

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • March 22 2011

ECJ rules on use of trade marks in keyword advertisingOver the past years much has been said and written about a party using keywords for its ads, where those keywords are identical to another party's trade marks

Genuine use of CTM's: where? The ONEL v. OMEL case

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • December 3 2010

There is a fierce debate on the question whether it is sufficient for maintaining the rights to a Community Trade Mark that genuine use is made in one Member State only

Primakabin Portakabin: preliminary ruling of the ECJ

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Netherlands
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  • July 13 2010

In previous newsflashes we have reported on the ongoing litigation between, on the one hand, Portakabin Limited and Portakabin BV ("Portakabin") and, on the other hand, Primakabin BV ("Primakabin"), all of which are traders in modular portable buildings