In case T-41/12 Bankia vs OAMI, the General Court has considered that "real estate services" are not similar to "financial and banking services"
On 16 September 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its long-awaited judgment (case C-215/14) concerning the possible registration of the shape of Kit Kat chocolate wafers.
First in a series of posts about the new Spanish Patent Law.
In its judgment of 3 September 2015 (Case C-125/14), the Court of Justice of the EU ruled on the issue of whether the reputation of a Community trademark in certain EU countries could also be relied on and have legal effect in other EU countries
Algeria deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol on 31 July 2015, and the Protocol is to enter into force for Algeria on31 October 2015.
Back in March the European Union's General Court (GC) agreed to reform its Rules of Procedure. The revised legal text introduces some important new rules in the section relating to industrial and intellectual property cases.
In its judgment of 16 July 2015 (Case C-580/13) the Court of Justice of the European Union placed limits on national laws protecting banking secrecy in the framework of proceedings dealing with the infringement of an intellectual property right.
A recent judgment by the CJEU set aside a decision of the General Court annulling an OHIM decision to invalidate a Community trade mark owned by the National Lottery Commission, based on the presumed existence of an earlier copyright.
Associate partner, Miguel Ángel Medina, highlights the next Community trademark reforms on coexistence agreements and certification marks.
The European General Court has issued a judgment (Case T-71/14) upholding the grant of the SWATCHBALL trademark although SWATCH opposed to the registration.