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Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC | Hungary | 21 Nov 2022

Court rules that reputation of ZSOLNAY trademark confers extra protection

🕑 5 minutes In a recent case involving the famous Hungarian porcelain brand Zsolnay, the Metropolitan Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Metropolitan Tribunal to invalidate a European trademark that had been filed in bad faith. The Court stressed that a reputed mark confers protection even on goods that are not recorded in the Trademark Registry. Such protection – previously unheard......
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D Young & Co LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Nov 2022

UKIPO suspends actions involving international registrations: Do you have a UK address for service?

The UKIPO has suspended actions involving international registrations whilst it considers a recent appeal. The decision examines UKIPO current…
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Kangxin Partners PC | China | 17 Nov 2022

形形色色的商标赏观

商标是一种用于区分商品和服务来源的标识。形形色色的商标充斥在人们的生产和生活中,如产品包装、杂志彩页和视频广告等,给我们的购物和消费提供了参考。…
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Trevisan & Cuonzo | European Union, Italy | 10 Nov 2022

Breaking: Italian court grants first injunction against NFTs infringing trademark rights

The Court of Rome sets a landmark precedent by granting an injunction against the creator of NFTs displaying images of a football player, reproducing…
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Kangxin Partners PC | USA | 10 Nov 2022

商标缺乏显著性,也可以在美国获准注册?

商标,作为区分商品和服务来源的标志,其基本要求是要具有显著性,可以帮助相关公众区分不同商品与服务的来源。但在日…
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BMA | Portugal | 7 Nov 2022

IP Court refuses trademark application for PERUS due to risk of confusion with PETRUS trademark

🕑 2 minutes An application for the Portuguese trademark PERUS for alcoholic beverages was opposed on the grounds of its similarity with the prior trademark PETRUS. The opposition was dismissed and the Portuguese Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) granted the application. The IP Court later revoked the PTO's decision and rejected the application for PERUS on the grounds of its likelihood of......
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Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå AB | Sweden | 24 Oct 2022

PMCA provides guidance on calculating level of de minimis compensation

🕑 4 minutes The Patent and Market Court of Appeal (PMCA) recently addressed a recurring issue in Swedish IP infringement proceedings – namely, the level of reasonable compensation (de minimis) when there is little or no evidence to prove the level of a reasonable licence fee, which otherwise should serve as the basis for such award. In a non-unanimous judgment, the PMCA provided guidance on......
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Kangxin Partners PC | China | 18 Oct 2022

香水还是香料?领土延伸至中国的国际注册申请中的“小不同”导致“大问题”

中国商标注册审查中针对商品或者服务项目类似性的审查遵循“类似群组”原则,即一般来说,除非特别标注,属于同一个类似群组的商品一般判定为近似商品。类似商品的审查对于商标申请注册以及商标注册之后的使用非常重要。因此,在选择商品进行注册时需要特别注意。…
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Zhong Lun Law Firm | Hong Kong | 18 Oct 2022

香港商标法简介

适逢香港回归祖国25周年,香港一家电视台正在播放“香港回归25周年特别献礼”电视剧《回归》。该电视剧中,男主角在香港经营酒楼“粤德居”多年,却遭遇前妻在内地经营的同名“粤德居”餐饮集团扩张到香港,要求男主角停止使用多年的“粤德居”商标。这其中就涉及到了香港知识产权法律中的商标法范畴…
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Inlex IP Expertise | France | 3 Oct 2022

Validity of 3D trademark: Ferrero thinks outside the box to protect Tic Tacs

This article examines a February 2022 decision from the Paris Court of Appeal concerning the validity of Ferrero's Tic Tac range, which has been on the market in France since 1971. After Ferrero won a trademark infringement suit against a Polish company, BMB, which had exhibited confectionery known as "Mik-Maki" at the 2016 Global Food Marketplace, BMB claimed that Ferrero's 3D trademarks......
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