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Issues for service-providers and third party brands
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • China, European Union, USA
  • September 8 2016

A service-provider specialises in branded goods, such as repairing a particular brand of car. The services are above-board, but there is no direct


European Union: Staying within the boundaries
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union
  • September 1 2016

Across the European Union, trademark law generally prohibits a third party from using an identical or similar trademark for identical or similar goods


The Difficult Balance Between Comparative Advertising and Trademark Protection
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union
  • August 30 2016

Have you ever compared products or services when contemplating a purchase? Companies, whenever they can, also strive to mark themselves out from


Colour trade marks - still no purple patch
  • ENSafrica
  • European Union
  • August 4 2016

Recent trade mark decisions in Europe highlight just how difficult it can be to protect colour through trade mark law. In the recent UK case of Glaxo


Barcelona Loses Out in Trademark Dispute
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • July 5 2016

Fútbol Club Barcelona (FCB) was dealt a blow last week when the General Court of the EU (EGC) ruled against it in a hearing between the famous club


Brand watch
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2016

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision that the American musical comedy television series "Glee", owned by Twentieth Century Fox Corporation


Trade marks: infringement in online advertising
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • May 5 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that online advertisements referring to trade marks in the context of a former authorised dealership did


Court rules on use of competitor's trademark as AdWord
  • ALTIUS
  • Belgium, European Union
  • May 2 2016

The Mons Court of Appeal recently issued a judgment in a dispute between Verabel, holder of a complex trademark, and Verandas Confort, which used the word VERABEL as a Google AdWord


Geen merkinbreuk door voormalig erkende garagehouder bij internetadvertenties waarin garage nog steeds samen met merk wordt genoemd ondanks inspanningen van garage om advertenties te verwijderen
  • CMS DeBacker
  • European Union
  • April 29 2016

Vorige maand heeft het Hof van Justitie van de EU (HJEU) een interessante praktische prejudiciële vraag beantwoord over de aansprakelijkheid van


Handelspraktijken en consumentenrecht - Selectie van hangende prejudiciële vragen bij het Hof van justitie
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands, Belgium, European Union
  • April 28 2016

Verzoek om een prejudiciële beslissing ingediend door de Cour d’appel de Paris (Frankrijk) op 4 November 2015 - Carrefour Hypermarchés SAS ITM