Jour : 10 mai 2007

Trademarks policies behind politics

Following the French Presidential elections that ended on May 6, 2007, we find it interesting to look at how political trademarks were handled. Mr. Sarkozy, member of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire “ UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party, won the French elections with 53,06 % on the second tour. While the party of …

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Let’s Eat!

Let’s Eat! On April 18th, 2007, the European Court of First Instance considered that the earlier Spanish marks DONUTS were similar to the CTM applications for and . The Court upheld the decision, considering that since the average Spanish consumer has a low degree of familiarity with the English language, DONUTS was not generic in Spain …

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Similarity between TARKETT and tarkett-commercial.eu

Similarity between TARKETT and tarkett-commercial.eu Our firm filed a Complaint before the Czech Arbitration Center against the domain name tarkett-commercial.eu, for infringement of our client’s prior trademark rights on TARKETT. The decision, issued on May 9, 2007, was among the first ones to be ruled in favour of the complainant. The domain name in question was ordered …

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Court interdiction in France of a Community design On January 17, 2007

Court interdiction in France of a Community design On January 17, 2007, the Paris Court of Appeal upheld a decision stating that the Civil Court was empowered to place a provisory interdiction on a Community design. The judge further indicated that there was no need for the owner of the earlier design to justify its …

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Beyond BERLUTI strict design protection?

Beyond BERLUTI strict design protection? On February 14, 2007, the First Degree Court of Paris, granted 90.000 euros to BERLUTTI as an award of costs for design infringement. Under French practice granting author’s right protection to original designs, the judge further allowed 30.000 euros for author’s right infringement. Lastly, The Court condemned to 75.000 euros …

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