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Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion
The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the ... last modified 19 April 2018, 20:53 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Patents and self-driving vehicles
This study provides a comprehensive picture of current trends and emerging leaders in self-driving vehicle technologies. Drawing on the EPO's most recent ... last modified 06 November 2018, 18:29 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
France.com cannot be registered as a trademark
The French government succeeded Tuesday in its attempt to have the European Court of Justice outlaw an attempt by a French businessman to register the sign ... last modified 26 June 2018, 23:12 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
The European Commission adopted on 1 July two communications: an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights in the EU, and a Strategy ... last modified 01 July 2014, 23:24 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights - results of the EU border 2016
The European Commission's 2016 report on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights shows that customs authorities detained more than 41 million ... last modified 20 July 2017, 18:18 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products
The EU Commission proposed on 28 May a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe's pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing ... last modified 29 May 2018, 23:34 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
New study shows intellectual property is good for the European economy
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) today published their second EU-wide study of the impact of Intellectual ... last modified 25 October 2016, 23:20 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Messi can register 'MESSI' trademark says EU Court
Lionel Messi, the world's best-paid footballer, can register the trademark 'MESSI' for sports equipment and clothing, the EU's top Court ruled Thursday despite ... last modified 26 April 2018, 13:16 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Patent applications for self-driving vehicles surge in Europe: study
Innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDVs) is accelerating fast and could signal the coming of a transport revolution, according to a new study published ... last modified 06 November 2018, 18:31 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Publishers demand new cultural model and copyright protection
Publishers and experts participating in the first day of the European seminar "The digitisation of cultural materials" called for new legal and technological ... last modified 13 April 2010, 23:57 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Euro-MPs call for harmonisation of copyright at European level
As a response to the growth of unauthorised file sharing of copyrighted works, the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee agreed on Tuesday to urge the ... last modified 02 June 2010, 17:09 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU IPR Strategy "behind the times": BEUC leads calls for balanced copyright laws
The European Commission is expected to publish on Tuesday May 24 its EU Strategy on the future of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). In advance, BEUC has ... last modified 19 May 2011, 11:36 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU launches WTO case against China
The European Union launched legal proceedings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Friday against Chinese legislation that it claims undermines the ... last modified 03 June 2018, 20:39 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EUR 740m of fake goods stopped at EU borders
Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly EUR 740 million were intercepted at EU customs borders in 2018, according to new figures released Thursday by ... last modified 20 September 2019, 00:12 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Louboutin wins right to red sole in EU Court
Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a case at the European Court of Justice Tuesday over the right to trademark its exclusive red sole trademark used ... last modified 12 June 2018, 18:56 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU plans first 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list
As part of EU plans for an intellectual property enforcement system, the European Commission launched Wednesday a public consultation to establish a first ... last modified 31 January 2018, 19:33 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Louboutin loses 'red sole' case in EU's top Court
A trade mark combining colour and shape may be refused or declared invalid on the grounds set out under EU trade mark law, the advocate-general of the EU's top ... last modified 08 February 2018, 14:30 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Report on the EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights: results at the EU border, 2018
New figures released by the European Commission on 19 September show that the number of interceptions of fake goods being imported into the EU increased in ... last modified 19 September 2019, 16:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Intellectual property rights - counterfeiting and piracy - Real FAKE competition - guide
Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier and and Members of the European Parliament have awarded prizes to the winners of the "REAL Fake" ... last modified 23 June 2010, 23:49 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Intellectual property rights intensive industries and economic performance in the European Union
This joint study by the EPO and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) analyses the contribution of IPR-intensive sectors to the EU economy. ... last modified 25 September 2019, 13:08 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU responds to Internet consumers' fears over traffic monitoring
The negotiation parties of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) today published the documents of the 8th round of negotiations held in Wellington on ... last modified 22 April 2010, 23:35 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Protection against unlawful acquisition of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
The European Commission has today proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful ... last modified 28 November 2013, 23:48 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Impact of intellectual property rights intensive industries in the European Union
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the European Patent Office have carried out an EU-wide study on the contribution ... last modified 18 June 2015, 16:28 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Court upholds French law over Dali's IP royalties
The European Court of Justice has ruled against Spain in a legal dispute over claims to the IP royalties of Savaldor Dalí's artwork. In its ruling the ECJ ... last modified 17 April 2010, 22:09 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Levy on private copies may be imposed, says Advocate General
In an opinion given on 11 May 2010, Advocate General Trstenjak ruled that a levy on private copies may be imposed on digital equipment, devices and media only ... last modified 14 May 2010, 12:03 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
CASELEX:EU:2006:158 - European Court of Justice, European Union Intellectual Property Law
European Court of Justice, European Union Intellectual Property Law last modified 22 April 2010, 16:49 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
CASELEX:EU:2009:120 - IP Law - Exhaustion of trade mark proprietor’s rights
This reference for a preliminary ruling was made by the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Supreme Court of the Netherlands) (Netherlands) in proceedings between the ... last modified 15 March 2010, 19:23 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
CASELEX:EU:2000:5 - IP Law - protection of industrial and commercial property
A Member State failed to fulfil its obligations under Articles 30 of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Article 28 EC) when it detained presumably ... last modified 15 March 2010, 23:48 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU Court refuses trademark for chocolate rabbits
Chocolate rabbits or reindeer with red ribbons around their neck cannot be registered as Community trademarks, the General Court has ruled, in response to ... last modified 26 January 2011, 20:24 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Commission fined EUR 12m for copyright infringement
In a peculiar case of non-contractual liability, the European Commission has been ordered to pay a total of EUR 12 million to Systran, a language translation ... last modified 26 January 2011, 19:45 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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