SUNDAY, 22 JUNE 2008
The July-August 2008 issue of the European Trade Mark Reports, published monthly by UK-based publishers Sweet & Maxwell, has now been released, a little ahead of its cover date. Cases in this issue, which are reported in full and with helpful introductory headnotes, include:
* DivX Inc v Moyrand (Bobigny District Court, France), an infringement case raising many issues, including whether DivX was generic for computer software;If you'd like to receive a sample issue of the European Trade Mark Reports and have not already done so, email Jo Slinn here and ask her to send you one -- and don't forget to tell her you saw this offer on Class 46.
* Monte Carlo trade mark application (Athens Administrative Three-Member Appeals Court, Greece): MONTE CARLO not regarded as misleading or filed in bad faith for key rings, clocks etc that were not made in Monte Carlo;
* the OHIM and UK decisions on the failure of Irish political party Fianna Fail, and others, to prevent the registration of a party name as a trade mark for a range of products in which the party did not trade;
* Scranage's trade mark application (UK Appointed Person), on whether the words "There ain't no F in Justice" were capable of serving as a trade mark for T-shirts.
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 11.23