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BlackBerry vs. Blackphone: What color is a berry in the digital age?

Switzerland - January 22 2019 The Swiss Federal Administrative Court finds that the increased scope of protection of a trademark achieved through use could also extend to an...


The End of McDonald's "BIG MAC"?

European Union - January 21 2019 In its decision of 11 January 2019 the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) ruled to revoke McDonald’s...


BGer: Bentley obsiegt in Markenstreit mit Schweizer Firma

Germany - November 6 2018 Der englische Luxuswagen Hersteller Bentley Motors hat seinen Namen vor Bundesgericht erfolgreich verteidigt. In seinem vom 4. Juli 2018 hat das...


Who thinks of “an apple” when it comes to computer games?

Switzerland - September 1 2018 The Federal Administrative Court finds that APPLE cannot be protected as a trade mark for jewelry (cl. 14) and electronical toys including computer...

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EuGH: Markenschutz für rote Sohle von Louboutin-Schuhen ist möglich

European Union - July 21 2018 Nach einem aktuellen Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH) ist die rote Sohle der Designerschuhe des Modeschöpfers Christian Louboutin nicht...