In its latest study, EUIPO estimates the loss due to product piracy at 60 billion euros for Europe's most important economic sectors. In Germany alone, 7.16 billion euros in losses were incurred last year.
The Italian designer Andrea Incontri won for the time being in the dispute over the desired trademark registration of his own name, under which Incontri also operates its own fashion label. In the European court it was about the dominance of first and last names, but not about the fashion label.
The form of a shoe sole of the Converse manufacturer All Star CV was declared invalid as a 3D trademark for shoes and components thereof, the CJEU ruled. The European court recognized screenshots of the online shop Zalando as evidence of known facts - the disputed sole was not presented to the consumer there from the
Mc Donald's has temporarily lost its Big Mac brand for the European Union. EUIPO granted the request for cancellation of the trademark on Friday.
In a trademark dispute, VW's action against the registration of a Union figurative trademark was dismissed by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The key question was whether the two components of a composite Union trade mark alone can be decisive in determining whether two signs are similar. The line followed
Tyre manufacturer Pirelli defended the trademark registration of its tyre grooves before the European Court of Justice. The focus was on the identification of the disputed figurative mark by the EUIPO.
According to the European Court, an EU figurative mark consisting of four intersecting lines is not similar to an earlier figurative mark of the well-known sports mark Asics, which also consists of four intersecting lines. The overall visual impression of the respective figurative marks is completely different.
Medion AG won the LIFE trade mark dispute against LIFE COINS. The judgment of the European Court of Justice not only highlights the likelihood of confusion between Union word marks, but also between goods in Nice Class 38 for telecommunications services and Nice Class 9 for, inter alia, modems, mobile telephones and
Is "iGrill" a new creation from a single, meaningless word? Or is it a neologism from the prefix "i" for interactive and the self-explanatory element "grill"? Weber Grill again loses the dispute about the well-known trademark before the European Court of Justice.
The earlier trademark PINK LADY wins the fruit trademark dispute. In its judgment yesterday, the European Court annulled the previous EUIPO decision granting the EU wordmark WILD PINK for goods such as fruit and fruit essences.
Does the word mark COOKING CHEF GOURMET have a descriptive effect? The European Court of Justice, like the EUIPO, says "yes" and rejects the trademark registration. An effective advertising slogan does not mean that it gives consumers a guarantee about the origin of the goods and services.
An amphora-like receptacle with a bead in the bottle shape may be protected as a three-dimensional Unionmark. On Wednesday, the Court of the European Union ruled, overturning the decision of the EUIPO. This is an important decision for 3D brands in the packaging sector.
In today's judgment, the European Court annulled the previous decision of both the Cancellation Division and the Board of Appeal of EUIPO declaring the EU trade mark FLÜGEL invalid for the goods "alcoholic beverages (except beer)" and "alcoholic essences". Red Bull loses in trademark dispute over its earlier word mark
GUGLER France lost the trade mark dispute concerning the Union figurative trade mark GUGLER before the CJEU. The focus was on the question of a likelihood of confusion with regard to the indication-of-origin function of the disputed trademark in comparison to the earlier national company GUGLER France.
Does the word mark NEUSCHWANSTEIN contain any indication of geographical origin? On Thursday the ECJ will likely judge the dispute between the Free State of Bavaria and BSGE, in which the most famous German castle plays a decisive role: