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Young at heart? The 'informed user' in design law
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • 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


European patents knocked out by supremacy of European Union law
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • 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


'Words' prevail over 'subject-matter': the CJEU gives its judgment in the cases of Medeva and Georgetown University
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union
  • November 25 2011

Both Medeva and Georgetown University had patents relating to individual vaccines


Big boost for brands
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Special things made simple: a summary of the evaluation of trade mark distinctiveness for advertising slogans
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • 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


The unitary patent package unwrapped
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union
  • December 13 2012

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


CJEU provides clarity on the sending and receiving of data
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • 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


Is the Unilin decision a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • 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


Another win for perfume brands before the CJEU
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • 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


Medeva's SPC applications: the Court of Appeal refers questions to the ECJ
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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"