Jour : 16 avril 2008

Not so SIIMPEL !

On January 18, 2008, the Board of Appeal refused to register a CTM for SIIMPEL for “electronic and optical communication and imaging systems and components” in class 9, for non distinctiveness, stating that SIIMPEL was just a minor modification of the Dutch word “simpel”, meaning “simple”.

Computer softwares” similar to «telecommunications”

The same day, the OHIM ruled the terms “telecommunications” and “computer software for online, interactive, CD-Rom and multimedia use” as similar. The argumentation is proper to have this similarity applied without need of online and interactive features of computer software.   Based on today’s provision of software by telecommunications services contracted, the Office broadly considered …

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Printers » not similar to «papers»

On January 22nd, 2008, the OHIM denied similarity between printers and papers. They were regarded of different nature and use and not both of high technology, their selling in the same shops being insufficient to consider their similarity. Surprisingly, the Office ruled at the same time a similarity between printers and cartridge as they are …

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Autorisation d’utilisation d’une création protégée par le droit d’auteur prudence !

La société Balenciaga a assigné 3 sociétés qui commercialisaient des sacs authentiques sous la marque Balenciaga (le modèle le plus connu). Ces sacs avaient été achetés auprès d’un ancien licencié (fabricant et revendeur) de la société Balenciaga qui a eu la bonne idée (!!) de poursuivre la fabrication de sacs Balenciaga après la rupture de …

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