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In a judgment of 28 February 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal (the "Court") held that, by failing to inform it that specific circumstances could cast doubt on the validity of the right at stake ...
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On 2 March 2018, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels (Voorzitter van de Nederlandstalige rechtbank van koophandel te Brussel/Président ...
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Unlike the President, the Court of Appeal found no trade mark violation on any of the grounds relied on by InBev.
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Instead, a definition must be provided by considering the usual meaning of the word ‘shape' in everyday language.
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In reaching this conclusion, the Court referred to the Belgian regulatory framework which embraces the principle of "therapeutic freedom" which, as a rule, prohibits substitution in the deliverance of medicines.
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The Protocol contains almost exclusively provisions the implementation of which is mandatory under the Directive.
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This ruling is an important victory for Adidas in its long-running dispute with SB.
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On 6 February 2018, Advocate General Szpunar (the "AG") issued a second opinion in the dispute opposing Christian Louboutin ("Louboutin") against Van Haeren Schoenen BV ("Van Haeren") .
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This counterclaim was withdrawn when the Spanish Competition Authority began an investigation into Schweppes's behaviour.
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As a result, the General Court upheld the invalidation of Red Bull's silver and blue trade marks.
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The ECJ now largely follows AG Mengozzi's views.
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On 16 November 2017, the Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office reversed the EUIPO examiner's refusal to register a portrait photograph of the Dutch model Maartje Verhoef as an EUTM for a large number of products and services.
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On 29 November 2017, the European Commission presented an intricate set of policy documents designed to increase the level of protection afforded by intellectual property rights in the European Union.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 October 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down a judgment in a case concerning the genuine use requirement for trade marks.
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For advertising purposes, BigBen uses images of goods corresponding to the protected designs held by Nintendo.
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Applying these principles to the case at hand, the ECJ first found that users of TPB were given access to copyright-protected works at all times and in all places.
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In 2012, Van Haeren started selling high-heeled women's shoes with red soles.
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On 7 June 2017, Justice Birss of the English High Court of Justice issued a "FRAND" injunction against Huawei in its longstanding licensing dispute pitting it against Unwired Planet, a US based patent assertion entity.
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On 27 April 2017, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels decided a case concerning the repackaging of parallel imported pharmaceuticals, in which it applied the so-called...
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The Referring Court stayed the proceedings and referred two questions for a preliminary ruling to the ECJ.
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Van Bael & Bellis
On 2 March 2018, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels (Voorzitter van de Nederlandstalige rechtbank van koophandel te Brussel/Président ...
Van Bael & Bellis
In a judgment of 28 February 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal (the "Court") held that, by failing to inform it that specific circumstances could cast doubt on the validity of the right at stake ...
Van Bael & Bellis
This counterclaim was withdrawn when the Spanish Competition Authority began an investigation into Schweppes's behaviour.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 October 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down a judgment in a case concerning the genuine use requirement for trade marks.
Van Bael & Bellis
This ruling is an important victory for Adidas in its long-running dispute with SB.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 6 February 2018, Advocate General Szpunar (the "AG") issued a second opinion in the dispute opposing Christian Louboutin ("Louboutin") against Van Haeren Schoenen BV ("Van Haeren") .
Van Bael & Bellis
The Protocol contains almost exclusively provisions the implementation of which is mandatory under the Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
As a result, the General Court upheld the invalidation of Red Bull's silver and blue trade marks.
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Unlike the President, the Court of Appeal found no trade mark violation on any of the grounds relied on by InBev.
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According to Rundfunk, Edelweiss must thus pay the appropriate fees to obtain authorisation from the right holders.
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On 29 November 2017, the European Commission presented an intricate set of policy documents designed to increase the level of protection afforded by intellectual property rights in the European Union.
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