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EUIPO: Repeat trademark applications for the same classes can equate to bad faith

European Union - September 10 2019 In July, the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO declared the MONOPOLY trade mark invalid to the extent that the underlying application covered goods and...

Nikolaus Von Bargen.

20-year legal dispute over two seconds of music: CJEU on the never-ending sampling story

European Union - August 5 2019 German courts have been dealing with the Metall auf Metall song by the German band Kraftwerk case for two decades. Recently, the CJEU, too, has had...

Benedikt Lüthge, Nikolaus Von Bargen.

CJEU: Online commerce - Provision of contact details clarified

European Union - July 18 2019 The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that online sales platforms are not necessarily obliged to always provide consumers with a contact...

Nikolaus Von Bargen.

CJEU: Sweet victory for well-known trademark against registered design

European Union - July 12 2019 In its judgment C-69317 earlier this year, the CJEU confirmed a decision of the GC in design invalidity proceedings, in which the proprietor of a...

Nikolaus Von Bargen.

EuGH: Bildmarke traditionsreicher Dragée-Box gegen Designanmeldung erfolgreich

European Union - July 10 2019 Der EuGH hat mit Urteil vom 6. März 2019 (C-69317) eine Entscheidung des EuG in einem Geschmacksmusternichtigkeitsverfahren bestätigt, in welchem die...