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EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE ISSUES IMPORTANT TRADEMARK DECISION IN SKY V. SKYKICK ON 1/29/20

On January 29th, the European Court of Justice in the case of Sky v. SkyKick found that trademark registrations won’t be invalidated because the list of goods and services are vague. The ECJ also cleared-up tests for trademarks filed in bad...

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ECJ DECISION IN SKY v. SKYKICK FINDS THAT TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE INVALIDATED FOR HAVING UNCLEAR AND IMPRECISE LISTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES AND ALSO CLARIFIES TESTS FOR BAD FAITH TRADEMARK FILINGS

The eagerly anticipated decision of the European Court of Justice in the case of Sky v. SkyKick was delivered on January 29, 2020. The Court’s decision came as a relief to trademark owners after the Advocate General’s opinion was followed in...

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LADAS ATTORNEY DISCUSSED CHANGES IN INTERNATIONAL IP AT THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION

Ladas attorney Kevin Thompson recently gave a talk entitled, “Pitfalls in International IP and March 2019 Law Update,” in which he gave an overview of upcoming changes to intellectual property law and practice in the UK and EU as a result of...

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Does the word ‘Glen’ on a whiskey product make EU consumers think it is Scotch? The CJEU requires that national courts determine whether there is sufficient Conceptual Proximity for a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) to be infringed

On June 7th, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling attempting to clarify the EU rules that protect registered geographical indications applicable to spirit drinks. The preliminary ruling responded to a request...

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IT’S 2018: THE IMPACT OF IP DECISIONS FROM 2017

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme...

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION ISSUES DOCUMENTS ON IP ENFORCEMENT POLICY

The European Commission issued a package of documents on November 29th, 2017 on IP policy including: Communication, ‘A balanced IP enforcement system responding to today’s societal challenges‘ Communication providing guidance and...

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