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France jurisdiction report: New trademark rules take effect

France29-04-2020Aurélia Marie

The EU Directive approximating the laws of the member states relating to trademarks has been implemented in France.

Russia jurisdiction report: Customs registration—pros and cons

Russia27-04-2020Annikki Hämäläinen

Although the introduction of the IP register of the Eurasian Customs Union is already established, the member states have so far failed to implement it in practice. Therefore, trademarks still have to be separately registered in all national customs registers of the Eurasian Customs Union member states, including Russia.

Sweden jurisdiction report: An annual ‘fridge check’ for IP

Sweden27-04-2020Maria Zamkova

One of the Swedish main food stores just after new year 2020 initiated a new environmentally friendly service: take a picture of the food you have in your fridge, and we will send you back a recipe of what you can make for dinner.

US jurisdiction report: The race for cannabis patents

27-04-2020Paul J Sutton

Is it possible to obtain a US patent covering cannabis? Conventional wisdom might yield a resounding “no”, but the truth is, the US Patent and Trademark Office has been granting cannabis-related patents, and it is expected that many more will be granted in years to come. 

France jurisdiction report: Originality does not mean beauty

France27-11-2019Aurélia Marie

According to Regulation 6/2002 of December 2001 on Community designs or the Directive 98/71/EC of October 1998 on the legal protection of designs, applied arts can benefit from a plurality of protections originating from design right and copyright, with each protection subject to its own specific rules.

Germany jurisdiction report: Jurisdiction ruling overturns German case

Germany27-11-2019Jens Künzel

On September 5, 2019, in the matter AMS Neve v Heritage Audio, the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified the question of jurisdiction in cases where the defendant has committed several potentially infringing actions in more than one EU member state, for example by offering goods on the internet, or by sending an email offer to a customer in another member state.

India jurisdiction report: Maintainability of composite suits

India27-11-2019NV Saisunder and Aanchal M Nichani

A landmark judgment was recently passed by a special five-judge bench of the Delhi High Court in the case of Carlsberg Breweries v Som Distilleries and Breweries wherein it overruled an earlier judgment passed by a three judge bench in Mohan Lal v Sona Paint & Hardwares.

Italy jurisdiction report: A pair of interesting decisions

Italy25-11-2019Davide Aldo Falzoni and Barbara Casadei

The Italian Court of Cassation has issued an interesting decision in the patent field, dated August 14, 2019.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: A steaming case concerning saunas

Netherlands25-11-2019Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

In June, the district court of ‘s-Hertogenbosch published a decision on keywords that are used for search engine advertising services. The claimant and defendant are both involved in the sale of saunas; Carelife is also active in the used sauna market.

Russia jurisdiction report: A new system to rival Madrid?

Russia25-11-2019Riikka Palmos

You may have heard rumours about a new trademark protection system created in Eurasia. What exactly does the Eurasian region encompass, and how does the new system work?

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