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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

CJEU decides on “business as usual” after ONE-L of a fight
  • EIP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • January 25 2013

A test case cooked up by Benelux attorneys called into question one of the central tenets of the CTM system - that use of a CTM in just one member

ONEL of an opinion
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • September 14 2012

On 5 July 2012, Advocate General Sharpston delivered her opinion on Case C-14911 Leno Merken BV v Hagelkruis Beheer BV

Consumer goods: update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2012

The Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China’s (“MOFCOM”) prohibition of CocaCola’s proposed acquisition of Huiyuan in 2009 generated significant controversy and prompted a fear that the Anti-Monopoly Law could be used to prevent foreign-multinational companies from acquiring well-known Chinese brands and businesses

"Yes you can: the mere filling of packagings bearing infringing marks does not qualify as trade mark use"
  • NautaDutilh
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • December 22 2011

This last Newsflash of 2011 deals with drinks and relates to the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the filling of packaging bearing infringing marks