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Trademarks and inheritance - European court's decision

The European court has ruled in Case C‑341/16 Hanssen Beleggingen BV v Tanja Prast-Knipping, which concerns the following:

On 7 September 1979, a company incorporated under German law owned by Mr Helmut Knipping, operating in the production of building components, in particular windows, applied to the Benelux Intellectual Property Office (Trade Marks and Designs) (‘BIPO’) for registration as a Benelux trade mark of the following word and figurative sign: 734 more words

Disparaging and Vulgar?

On January 5, 2017, Work Release Records, Inc. (WRR) filed an application to register CERTIFIED STREET NIGGAZ for baseball caps and T-shirts.

On January 18, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in… 223 more words


EU trademark reform - Part 2

The second part of the reform concerning the protection of European trademarks, according to REGULATION (EU) 2015/2424, entered into force on 01.10.2017.

Some of the main changes which entered into force are: 266 more words

“Naked” Licenses

Failure to exert quality control, or otherwise properly supervise the nature and quality of a licensee’s use of your trademarks, results in what’s known as a “naked license” that can strip your company (or client) of its trademark rights. 10 more words


CSL Returns...for BMW

It appears that BMW has filed three applications filed by BMW for the trademark CSL in the United States. Filed on 19 April 2017, the marks are… 45 more words


Nintendo applies for Game Boy trademark for merchandise purposes and as storage medium

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has applied for another Game Boy image trademark for both merchandise purposes and as a storage medium. An image of the full application can be found above. 21 more words


Anti-Photoshop: How Looks Can Kill

Under a new French law, advertising publications must label all commercial images where the model has been slimmed down or fleshed out “photographie retouchée” 411 more words

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