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EU Commission consults on European IP enforcement regime

The Commission has launched a consultation on the intellectual property enforcement regime and whether it remains ‘fit for purpose’.

04 January 2016

Sparkling result for Roederer in Trademark Infringement Case

In an article in Luxury Briefing, David Rose and Charlotte Roe discuss the value of a brand's reputation in trade mark infringement cases following the CRISTAL case.

04 January 2016

Q&A with Avril Stassen, Senior Partner at Agri-Vie

Avril Stassen, Senior Partner at Agri-Vie, answers questions from Barri Mendelsohn of King & Wood Mallesons

11 December 2015

French Competition Authority abandons Nintendo pricing policy proceedings

FCA abandons proceedings against Nintendo for RPM in the French video games sector.

10 December 2015

German Minister of Economics reviews FCO’s objections against proposed merger of retail chains EDEKA and Tengelmann

The German Minister of Economics reviews the FCO’s objections to EDEKA’s proposed acquisition of Tengelmann and is to issue his final decision shortly.

03 December 2015

European Commission approves Coca-Cola bottling transaction

Drinks all round – European Commission gives green light to merger of European Coca-Cola bottlers.

11 November 2015

UK Government consults again on copyright term for industrially produced artistic works

UK Government issues fresh consultation on timing of repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988.

An end to 'figurative figleaves'?

OHIM and National Offices issue common practice on figurative marks.

07 October 2015

European Director-General for Competition on the digital sector and the drive for an EU-wide Digital Single Market

Director-General for Competition gives first speech on competition challenges facing the digital sector and the drive for an EU Digital Single Market.

Court of Justice rules on Kit Kat reference relating to shape marks and acquired distinctiveness

Court of Justice issues guidance on registrability of shape marks and acquired distinctiveness.

22 September 2015

IP Informed: The EU trade mark reform package

This edition of IP Informed reviews the key changes in the EU trade mark reform package.

03 September 2015

All change for EU trade marks? Highlights of the reform package

Changes to EU trade mark practice are likely to be implemented from 2016 onwards as part of a package of reform.

01 September 2015

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