Bringing you regular news of key developments in European intellectual property law.

持续为您提供欧洲知识产权法律的关键更新。

COPYRIGHT

著作权

Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc and others [2017] EWHC 480 (Ch)

英国超级足球联赛  英国电信公司及其他[2017] EWHC 480 (Ch)

The High Court has granted an order requiring the UK’s six largest ISPs to block access to streaming servers providing unauthorised access to footage of Premier League matches. This is the first time such an order, granted under section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, has been made in respect of streaming servers. The order is also novel in its time limited nature. This decision represents a further application of the blocking order which enhances its effectiveness as a tool in the ongoing battle against copyright infringement.

For the full text of the decision, please click here.  

英国高级法院已经发布一项封锁令,要求英国六家最大的网络服务提供者封锁流媒体服务器,后者向公众提供了未经授权的英超联赛镜头。这是英国第一次针对流媒体服务器,依据1988年的《版权、设计和专利法案》第97A条作出的法令。这项法令的“时间有限特性”也十分新颖。高等法院的这个决定是封锁令的深化使用的一个标志,它将有效提高今后与版权侵权行为斗争的效率。

获取关于该决定的全文信息,请点击这里

DESIGNS

设计

Nintendo Co Ltd v BigBen Interactive GmbH, joined cases C-24/16 and C-25/16

任天堂有限责任公司   大本钟互动(BigBen Interactive 股份有限公司,联合案例 C-24/16  C-25/16

Advocate General Bot has provided his opinion on a Community designs case referred by the German courts to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling.  The case concerned the sale of accessories manufactured by the Defendants which are compatible with the Nintendo Wii games console. 

In his opinion, the Advocate General considered the interpretation of “acts of reproduction for the purpose of making citations”, which do not amount to acts of infringement under the Community Designs Regulation.  The Advocate General was of the view that the concept of “citations” should be interpreted broadly and includes use by a third party of images of goods incorporating protected Community Designs for the purpose of selling its own goods.  The Advocate General also considered a number of other issues related to the applicable law of the proceedings and the enforceability of a national judgment.

For the full text of the decision, please click here.

法庭总顾问Bot就德国法院转交给欧洲法院的某设计专利案件的初步裁定提出了他的意见。该案涉及出售由被告制造的与任天堂公司Wii游戏机兼容的配件。Bot认为,“为了引用的目的而进行复制的行为”这一解释,并不等同于《共同体设计规则》所规定的侵权行为。他认为“引用”这一词的概念应该得到更广泛的解释,并且要允许第三方,在遵循这一法令的条件下,使用其产品图片来销售自己的产品。Bot还审议了与诉讼相关的准据法以及国家判决可执行性相关的一些其他问题。

获取关于该决定的全文信息,请点击 这里

TRADE MARKS

商标

IR v EUIPO - Pirelli Tyre (popchrono) [2017] EUECJ T-132/15

IR  欧盟知识产权局-倍耐力轮胎公司 (popchrono) [2017] EUECJ T-132/15

The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal against a decision of the EUIPO Board of Appeal upholding the revocation of the EU trade mark POPCHRONO registered for vehicle apparatus on the ground of lack of genuine use.

The Court held that evidence of proposals to enter into negotiations on a trade mark licence agreement merely showed an intention to propose the agreement and did not demonstrate genuine use of the mark by placing goods covered by the mark on the market.

For the full text of the decision, please click here.

欧盟常设法院驳回了欧盟知识产权局上诉委员会决定撤销用于车辆装置的欧盟商标POPCHRONO的上诉,原因是该商标注册后并未得到真实使用。

法院认为,关于商标许可协议谈判的建议的证据只表示有意达成一致,但是并没有将商标所涵盖的商品放在市场上来证明真实使用过商标。

获取关于该决定的全文信息,请点击这里

Apple Inc v Arcadia Trading Ltd [2017] EWHC 440 (Ch)

苹果公司 诉 阿卡迪亚商贸有限责任公司 [2017] EWHC 440 (Ch)

The High Court has dismissed an appeal brought by Apple against the UKIPO’s refusal to allow the registration of the word mark “IWATCH” for a number of goods and services in Class 9, including computers, computer software and hardware. The High Court agreed with the hearing officer’s finding that that the mark was descriptive of the goods and found that the mark had not acquired distinctiveness. 

For the full text of the decision, please click here.

英国高级法院驳回了苹果公司对英国知识产权局拒绝允许其为一系列商品和服务而注册的字符商标“IWATCH”而提起的上诉。这一系列的商品和服务属于第9类,包括电脑、电脑软件和电脑硬件。高级法院同意听证官的裁定,即该商标是对商品的描述,并且该商标不具有显著性。

获取关于该决定的全文信息,请点击 这里