2016-09-09

McDonald’s HAS FAILED TO DEFEND ITS RIGHTS TO THE „McCafe“ TRADEMARK

On 5 July 2016 the Supreme Court of Lithuania has adopted the final decision in the long lasting Lithuanian dispute over the trademarks’ confusing similarity. The […]
2016-09-09

FOR THE LESSORS OF THE SALES AREAS – A LIABILITY FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

On 7 July 2016 the European Court of Justice adopted a significant preliminary ruling. In this ruling the court interpreted the notion of “intermediary whose services […]
2016-09-09

THE NEW DATA PROTECTION AGREEMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED

After 6 July 2015, when the European Court of Justice ruled that the “safe harbor” system is invalid, on 12 July 2016 the European Union and […]
2016-09-09

MODERNIZATION PLANS OF EU COPYRIGHT RULES LEAKED

The European Commission Staff Working Paper was leaked through British non-profit organization Statewatch. Even though this 182-page document holds an impact assessment on the modernization of EU […]
2016-09-09

EUROPEAN COMMISSION ISSUED A SET OF TOOLS TO IMPROVE E-COMMERCE BETWEEN MEMBER STATES

On 25 May 2016 the European Union Commission issued a Communication presenting a set of tools for improving e-commerce via the internet between Member States. In […]
2015-09-23

Do you know that you are paying for counterfeit products?

The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) presented a new study on the economic damage resulting from violation of intellectual property […]
2015-09-23

International programme in Information Technology Law in the University of Tartu

TRINITI is proud to announce that the University of Tartu launched an international master’s programme in the IT Law. The programme provides an opportunity to acquire […]
2015-09-23

New regulations of customs control measures

New rules of customs control measures for carrying out the enforcement of intellectual property rights have been adopted and are in force in Latvia as of […]
2015-09-23

There is no space for another Hotel Roma in Latvia

The Board of Appeal of the Latvian Patent Office has satisfied the opposition against a trademark “Viesnīca Roma” (“Hotel Roma” in English) that belongs to a […]
2015-09-23

The battle for “draugiem.lv”

A long-lasting battle for a well-known figurative trademark and domain in Latvia “draugiem.lv” (“for friends” in English), which is used by a popular Latvian social portal, […]
2015-09-23

Recognition by consumers does not necessarily mean being well known

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania adopted a significant decision of recognition trademarks as well known in Lithuania. A Swiss company Julius Sämann Ltd […]
2015-09-23

Tthe European Union Court: ‘Johnny Walker’ may walk freely in the EU

The European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) recently adopted a decision in a case (No C-681/13), where it stated that in order to overrule a decision […]