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CJEU rules ‘balsamico’ vinegar does not have to come from Modena

Germany05-12-2019Saman Javed

The geographical indication ‘Aceto Balsamico di Modena’ does not extend to the use of non-geographical terms such as ‘aceto’ and ‘balsamico’, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

InterDigital sues Huawei over 5G SEPs

China04-12-2019Saman Javed

InterDigital has filed a patent infringement suit against Huawei in the UK, for infringing its 3G, 4G and 5G standards-essential patents (SEPs). 

Irish Patents Office rebrands as part of IP reforms

Ireland04-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Ireland’s IP office has rebranded as part of new reforms enacted this week.

Mixed ruling for Austrian supermarket in Billabong TM dispute

Austria, EU04-12-2019Rory O'Neill

The EU General Court has partially overturned a decision of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, which said that Austrian supermarket Billa couldn’t register a trademark for games.

TM complaint forces Nike to halt ‘Sport Changes Everything’ campaign

04-12-2019Saman Javed

A US court has put Nike’s “Sport Changes Everything” advertising campaign on a temporary hold, following a trademark infringement complaint from a North Carolina-based sports brand.

Danish court rules artist’s painting cannot be cut up to make watches

Denmark03-12-2019Saman Javed

A Danish court has ruled an artist’s copyright in a painting, which he has sold, extends to pieces of the work that have been cut out for use in the manufacture of watches.

Nortek scores security barrier patent win at USITC

03-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Technology company Nortek has survived a patent infringement complaint filed at the US International Trade Commission over its garage door and security gate systems.

Harley-Davidson targets motorcycle repair shop in TM suit

03-12-2019Saman Javed

Harley-Davidson is taking on an Indiana-based motorcycle repair shop and clothing retailer for allegedly using its trademarks and copyright without permission.

Luxury Swedish bedmaker loses fabric pattern appeal at CJEU

EU, Sweden03-12-2019Rory O'Neill

The EU General Court has dismissed an appeal brought by Swedish luxury bed maker Hästens over a rejected fabric pattern trademark.

UK-US trade leak shows UK government ‘stood up’ for GI owners

02-12-2019Saman Javed

Leaked US-UK trade documents show that the UK government “has stood up to the US” by committing to a geographical indication registration system despite pressure to drop the system, says the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys Brexit negotiator.

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