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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


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


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


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


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


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


'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


Unitary patent agreement stalled by European Parliament
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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


The unitary patent package unwrapped
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • December 13 2012

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


European Court gives boost to selective distribution strategies for luxury trade mark owners
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union
  • 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