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Are trade marks fair game for use as Google AdWords?
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

This article looks at the rise of online advertising amongst brand owners and the impact on Google AdWords. Expenditure on internet advertising in


Aktuelles kurz gemeldet - März 2017
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • March 13 2017

Der EuGH stellt klar: Innerhalb der 5-jährigen Benutzungsschonfrist beurteilt sich die Verwechslungsgefahr allein anhand der Waren und


On your marks, get set Europe - 2nd edition
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

This guide helps brand owners navigate the trade mark systems of the European Union


Vaiana en Moana: twee namen voor één Disney heldin
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • February 21 2017

Sinds eind 2016 draait in de Nederlandse bioscopen Vaiana, de nieuwste animatiefilm van Disney. Buiten Europa is de film gelanceerd onder de naam


Food Industry Review 14 February 2017
  • Roschier
  • European Union, Finland
  • February 14 2017

The Finnish Council of Ethics in Advertising ("Council") found in their statement MEN 52017 that Hereford Oy's advertising reiterated and


Too many Trap(p)s for “The Trapp Family?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • January 30 2017

It is not news that the members of the famous “Trapp Family” and their story have been known since “The Sound of Music”. Can the logo above however


Kit Kat shape mark: has the EU General Court pre-judged the UK Court of Appeal?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • January 30 2017

We have previously reported on the challenges by MondolezCadbury to Nestlé’s four-fingered Kit Kat shape trade mark - see here and here. The parties


At least, all hope is not lost: FRANCE 2016 wins the distinctiveness game!
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, France
  • January 30 2017

In November 2016, in a dispute involving, on the one hand, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and, on the other hand, the French


MILLE MIGLIA v. E-MIGLIA - similar services get limited mileage at EU General Court
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union
  • January 30 2017

When an opposed trade mark is held to be similar to an earlier mark, and to cover both identical and similar goods or services, that mark will


Aktuelles kurz gemeldet - Dezember 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Germany
  • December 12 2016

Führt die Benutzung eines Zeichens nur in einem Teil der EU zur Gefahr von Verwechslungen mit einer Unionsmarke darf das Gericht die Benutzung des