MONDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2009
Latest ETMR now published
The January 2010 issue of Sweet & Maxwell's monthly European Trade Mark Reports is already published. Cases reported in this issue include the decision of the Brussels, Belgium Court of Appeal in eBay International, eBay Europe Sarl and eBay Belgium v The Polo/Lauren Company (a decision on whether the use of the RALPH LAUREN and POLO SPORT trade marks as search engine terms was a use affecting the essential function of those marks) and the fascinating decision of the Court of First Instance in Case T-140/08 Ferrero SpA v OHIM, Tirol Milch, on the extent of applicability of the doctrine of res judicata in Community trade mark law.
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 19.02