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Porsche versus PRSCHE
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • November 29 2016

On 26 October 2016 the District Court in The Hague (the Netherlands) rendered a decision in a case brought by the German company Dr. Ing. H.C.F

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

Court of Appeal - The Hague: confusing similarity between the device mark of Lacoste and the word mark EAU CROCO
  • NautaDutilh
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • February 25 2016

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal of The Hague concluded that there is a confusing similarity between Lacoste's device mark consisting of a

Assessing the real risk of market partitioning and the burden of proof
  • AKD
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • February 15 2016

A rights holder can control the initial marketing in the European Economic Area (EEA) of goods bearing its trademark. Consequently, it can prohibit

Decision shows importance of considering possible existence of specialised sub-group among relevant public
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • January 26 2016

In Research Engineering & Manufacturing Inc v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-55814), the General Court has dismissed

Sky trumps Skype but not out of the blue
  • NLO
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • June 17 2015

In a recent decision the General Court of the European Union confirmed that the trademarks SKY and Skype were confusingly similar. The decision is a

BrandWrites - May 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia, Belgium, China, European Union, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has found that the sale by the well-known retailer Topshop of a t-shirt bearing an image of the famous pop

Hof van Justitie geeft meer duidelijkheid over vormmerken
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • October 24 2014

In September 2014 heeft het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie (“Hof van Justitie”) een arrest gewezen over de vorm van de Tripp Trapp stoel en

Retro: registering 'lost' brands
  • NLO
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • October 22 2014

Retro has made a comeback in recent years. Brands which used to be all the rage but then disappeared from the market are now getting a new lease of

Dutch Supreme Court refers questions to CJEU on "substantial value" and "nature of the goods" in relation to 3D marks
  • NautaDutilh
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • April 18 2013

One of the still unresolved questions of trade mark law is under what circumstances a shape mark is ineligible for protection because it consists of