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EU Trade Marks Should Be Distinctive Throughout the EU, Not Just a Significant Part Thereof

European Union - July 31 2018 In 2007, Mondelez, which wanted to use the same shape for chocolate bars, filed an application with EUIPO seeking a declaration of invalidity…

Tanguy de Haan, Vincent Wellens.

Important changes to Benelux Trade Mark Law as per June 1, 2018

Belgium, European Union, Luxembourg, Netherlands - April 23 2018 The Benelux trade mark System will undergo two important changes as per June 1, 2018. Appeals from decisions of the Benelux Office for Intellectual…

Philippe Péters, Vincent Wellens.

The Court of Justice strengthens the uniform protection of unitary IP rights

European Union - October 2 2017 The Court of Justice has just rendered a crucial decision on the jurisdiction of the Community design and model courts over European co-defendants and…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Philippe Péters, Tanguy de Haan, Vincent Wellens.

The UPC comes closer

European Union - November 18 2014 In 2012, the Member States and the European Parliament agreed on a "patent package", a legislative initiative consisting of two regulations and an…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Florence Verhoestraete, Tanguy de Haan, Vincent Wellens.

EU Court of Justice: genuine use of CTMs – where?

European Union - December 20 2012 Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the ONEL/OMEL case (Case C‑2149/1, 19 December 2012 between the Dutch companies Leno Merken B.V. and Hagelkruis Beheer B.V.

Fleur Folmer, Philippe Péters, Vincent Wellens.