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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?

US jurisdiction report: The importance of patent indemnification

25-11-2019Paul J Sutton

Practitioners in the area of patent and IP law encounter issues involving indemnification on a regular basis. These issues often arise in the context of writing or interpreting agreements of all kinds. For example, patent licence agreements often include clauses which relate directly to all manners of indemnification.

France jurisdiction report: In the driving seat

France17-09-2019Aurélia Marie

France’s draft law on Mobility Orientation, adopted in first reading by the National Assembly, if adopted will liberalise the market of certain spare parts used to repair motor vehicles.

Germany jurisdiction report: Make Google AdWords clear

Germany17-09-2019Christian Buchholz

The question under which circumstances the use of a sign identical with a trademark in Google AdWords advertisements constitutes a trademark infringement has been the subject of several decisions of the German Federal Court of Justice and the Court of Justice of the EU in the past.

India jurisdiction report: What constitutes use of trademarks?

India17-09-2019NV Saisunder and Shyamolima Sengupta

Indian trademark law follows the “first-to-use” principle. Accordingly, the right of a prior user of a trademark is recognised to be superior to that of a registered proprietor. Even registered proprietors cannot interfere with the rights of an unregistered prior user. This has been re-asserted by Indian courts in several judgments over time.

Italy jurisdiction report: Selective distribution case turns heads

Italy16-09-2019Elisabetta Guolo and Chiara Domeniconi

In a decision issued on July 3, 2019, the Court of Milan ordered Amazon to refrain from “marketing, offering for sale, promoting or advertising in Italy” the products of French fashion brand Sisley, well-known for the production of innovative and high-quality cosmetics.

Netherlands jurisdiction report: A model of copyright infringement?

16-09-2019Michiel Rijsdijk and Marlies Wiegerinck

Virtual reality and augmented reality are perfect tools to get a quick impression of, for example, a building or machine. You just need software whereby you can create a 3D model of the building or machine in question. Many software developers therefore venture to develop and exploit 3D modelling software.

Sweden jurisdiction report: The winner trademarks it all

Sweden16-09-2019Petter Rindforth

If you mention Sweden, most people probably think of ABBA. However, not many people may know that the trademark was not originally created by the famous pop group, but in fact dates back to 1906.

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