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

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 […]
2015-09-23

Community trademark reform: registration will be cheaper

The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an agreement on how to reform the Community trademark system, which is entering into force in the second quarter […]
2015-09-23

megauploads.com – largest criminal copyright case in the U.S. and its ties to the Baltics

As Estonia is widely known for its IT-solutions, there is no reason to be surprised by the fact that Estonian nationals have been involved in the […]
2015-04-23

The Court of Justice of the European Union: free internet broadcasting may be permitted

The Court of Justice of the European Union sit on the case related to the links published on a website, where, by clicking on them and […]
2015-04-23

An increase of the third parties’ patent applications in the European Patent Office

According to the data of the European Patent Office, in terms of patent filing volumes, European companies remained in the first position, followed by Asian countries […]
2015-04-23

The Court of Justice of the European Union interpreted the right to resell the original work of art for the benefit of the author

A request to clarify certain provisions of the Directive 2001/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the resale right for the benefit of […]
2015-01-16

European Commision busted the myths on the right to be forgotten

European Commission provided the list of seven myths that were sprayed after the decision of the ECJ judgment in the famous case of Google, where the right […]
2015-01-16

Defenition of a parody explained

The ECJ ruled on the definition of a parody and explained what should be considered as the one, after the Brussels Court of Appeal has decided […]
2015-01-16

3D visual image of children’s “Tripp Trapp” chair is not registered as a trademark

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) passed a judgment in a case where the ECJ was referred to by Supreme Court of the Netherlands to decide […]
2015-01-16

Fast track examination of the application in the OHIM

Since 24th November 2014, it is possible to apply for a faster examination of a trademark application in the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market […]
2014-07-28

The European Court of Justice has stated that misleading advertising and unlawful comparative advertising are two independent infringements

Company named Posteshop advertised material which sought to promote its franchise network. Posteshop was fined; however it appealed not favourable decisions made by courts of Italy. […]