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Netherlands jurisdiction report: Luxury products and online retailers

Netherlands10-01-2021Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

In a significant ruling of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, handed down on July 14, 2020, the court ruled that sportswear manufacturer Nike can legally prohibit third parties from selling products through non-authorised retailers’ online platforms.

Advantage Federer: who owns ‘RF’?

Switzerland, UK08-08-2018Sports

The tussle between tennis champion Roger Federer and Nike over the ownership of his initials highlights that there are a few significant considerations for brands when signing a contract with a sportsperson. WIPR investigates.

Setting the rules on ‘establishment’

France25-04-2017Aurélia Marie

Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 provides the rules on competence for judicial action, including on violations of rights in a European Union trademark.

Seeking balance: four years of the PTAB

30-09-2016Stephen Maebius

In its four years of operation the PTAB has tried to find the right balance for petitioners and patent owners, and the proceedings at the board will continue to be tweaked and improved, says Stephen Maebius of Foley & Lardner.

Out of reach: covenant not to sue moots subject matter jurisdiction

01-05-2013Robert Kenney and Katherine Peden

A sufficiently broad covenant not to sue given to an accused infringer may resolve the entirety of a case between the parties, as Robert Kenney and Katherine Peden report.

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