World footballer Neymar won today in the trademark dispute over his own famous name before the European Court. The word mark NEYMAR was registered as a trade mark in 2012. Today's judgment confirms the declaration of invalidity of that mark and also finds trademark filing in bad faith.
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
What does an European patent in the UK mean after the brexit? While the political struggle is already underway to extend the withdrawal process, the question of how patents and design applications should be applied for in patent and trademark law is becoming increasingly urgent, so that patent- and trademark protection
That US President Donald Trump is not the biggest fan of China's trade policy is no secret. Especially the handling of US companies based in China is a problem. Therefore, China's dealing with intellectual property is now to be investigated. The main focus is on the requirements of the People's Republic for foreign
Another defeat for the Swiss-based food giant Nestlé: The appeal against the decision of the High Court of England and Wales (EWHC) was rejected. KitKat can still not register the form of its "four-finger-bar" as a 3D trademark. The world market leader of the food industry Nestle has been trying to obtain a trademark
The European Union Intellectual Property Office Observatory, in collaboration with the Centre for European Economic Research (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) ,ZEW, in Mannheim has now completed the pilot study Protecting Innovation Through Patents and Trade Secrets: Determinants and Performance Impacts
The German Federal Patent Court (BPatG) recently ruled on an unusual cancellation request filed in 2009 by the European Union and involving the protection of the European Union emblem, to be more precise - the logo's circle of 12 five-pointed stars on its blue background.
We face several brands every day in different situations. Their main goal? Influencing people in what they do and ?in the best case- what they buy.
Have you received a warning letter due to a patent- or trademark infringement? Then probably there is a pre-formulated cease-and-desist declaration with penalty clause enclosed. This is sometimes also referred to as ?declaration of discontinuance?. At the first moment this might seem inviting for you: Just an easy