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Netherlands jurisdiction report: The allure of interim injunctions

Netherlands21-10-2020Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

The Dutch judiciary’s COVID-19 policy is amplifying the increasing relevancy of interim injunction proceedings and making these type of proceedings more attractive.

Russia jurisdiction report: Dealing with patent infringements

Russia21-10-2020Erik Viik

The Russian patent litigation system is bifurcated: patent infringement cases are heard by courts, while patent invalidity actions are filed with the Chamber of Patent Disputes, a sub-division of Rospatent, the Russian IP office.

Sweden jurisdiction report: the European innovation leader

Sweden21-10-2020Maria Zamkova

Every year since 2001, the European Innovation Scoreboard has been published, showcasing EU countries’ research and innovation performance. The EIS 2020 edition was released in June—for the first time without the UK since its withdrawal from the EU.

US jurisdiction report: COVID-19’s impact on US patent practices

17-08-2020Paul J Sutton

US patent and IP law practices, like other practices, have been suddenly and profoundly affected in many ways by the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. This article attempts to provide insights into and examples of the challenges facing patent companies and their patent attorneys as they cope with the inter-related combination of health and financial onslaughts.

Sweden jurisdiction report: Sinking the pirates

Sweden17-08-2020Maria Zamkova

The use of illegal digital services is decreasing significantly in Sweden, most of all by internet users aged 16 to 29, according to a recent survey, “Changed attitudes to illegal streaming”, published February 7, 2020, by Kantar Sifo on behalf of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.

Italy jurisdiction report: A penalty kick for famous names

Italy17-08-2020Mauro Bronzini

The Italian Industrial Property Code confers autonomous protection on names which become famous in non-commercial fields, regardless of whether they are also registered as trademarks.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: Bun fight over burgers

17-08-2020Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

On the May 27, the District Court of The Hague ruled that Nestlé’s Incredible Burger infringes the EU trademark ‘Impossible Burger’, owned by Impossible Foods, and ordered a pan-European interim injunction.

India jurisdiction report: Defending domain names

India14-08-2020NV Saisunder and S Vishaka

With the rapid growth of the internet and globalisation, the marketing of products and services through websites and domain names has become a vital part of brand-building and commerce for trademark owners.

France jurisdiction report: The role of warehouses in e-commerce

France14-08-2020Aurélia Marie

In a preliminary decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in April on the responsibility of Amazon warehouse-keepers for the sale by a third-party seller on the online marketplace of perfume bottles for which the rights had not been exhausted.

Poland jurisdiction report: Poland welcomes new IP rules

Poland29-04-2020Aleksandra Solyga-Zurek

There have been numerous changes relating to IP regulations in Poland. One of the most significant is the establishment of specialised IP courts.

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