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Young at heart? The 'informed user' in design law
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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


The scope of the DNA patents - ECJ's decision in Monsanto v Cefetra
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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


CJEU provides clarity on the sending and receiving of data
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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


Questions on supplementary protection certificates referred to the European Court of Justice
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Is the Unilin decision a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 2 2011

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


'Words' prevail over 'subject-matter': the CJEU gives its judgment in the cases of Medeva and Georgetown University
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • November 25 2011

Both Medeva and Georgetown University had patents relating to individual vaccines


European patents knocked out by supremacy of European Union law
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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


Tactical trade marks and bad faith bunnies?
  • Gowling WLG
  • Austria, European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Another win for perfume brands before the CJEU
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, Germany
  • 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