All articles in “Trademark Law”

21. January 2019
Design Law

A position mark consisting of a bottle cap with a ring and a cord is devoid of any distinctive character, the European Court of Justice held. Such a position mark necessarily merges with the appearance of the goods.

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18. January 2019
International Intellectual Property

Are dealers allowed to advertise with the ÖKO-TEST-Label exclusively for the tested products or also for almost identical products in a different colour, design or packaging? The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice strengthens ÖKO-TEST in the trademark dispute over the well-known test seal in today's decision.

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17. January 2019
International Intellectual Property

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.

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15. January 2019
International Intellectual Property

Cyprus has lost its Halloumi mark for the United Kingdom. The Ministry in Cyprus never replied to the request for cancellation of the trade mark by a British company. Cyprus also lost in the dispute over Halloumi figurative marks before the CJEU.

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8. January 2019
International Intellectual Property

Due to the lack of distinctive character, neither fit + fun nor multifit can be protected as a Union word mark. An interesting judgment by the European Court on the distinctiveness of trade marks and on the acquisition of distinctiveness through use.

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