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Unlawful to reuse trademarked containers?
The ECJ is to decide whether reuse of packaging bearing a competitor’s brand is trademark infringement.
Unlawful to reuse trademarked containers?
Battle with counterfeiters may get easier
More and more pirated goods are being seized by customs officials, according to this year’s report from the European Commission on enforcement of intellectual property rights by EU customs officials.
Battle with counterfeiters may get easier
Czechs win Budweiser name in Europe
The dispute over the Budweiser name in Europe is now over. The European Court of Justice upheld the opposition by the Czech company Budějovický Budvar to an application by the American company Anheuser-Busch to register the Budweiser trademark for beer.
Czechs win Budweiser name in Europe
Preparation and use of adaptations of a construction design - basic issues
Lawyers from the Infrastructure, Transport and Public Procurement practice group at Wardyński & Partners explain how to lawfully make revisions to a construction design.
Preparation and use of adaptations of a construction design - basic issues
Anna Pompe: Polish distributors often unknowingly infringe trademarks
An interview with Anna Pompe, a partner at Wardyński & Partners, co-head of the Intellectual Property practice group
Anna Pompe: Polish distributors often unknowingly infringe trademarks
Is it legal to use someone else's trademark in Internet advertising?
Use of other people’s trademarks as keywords may constitute trademark infringement if it is done without consent of the holder and the advertising steered to by the keywords may suggest legal or commercial ties between the advertiser and the holder.
Is it legal to use someone else's trademark in Internet advertising?
May products be marked with national symbols?
Polish national symbols, such as the coat of arms (a white eagle with a golden crown on a red background), the red and white flag, and the national anthem (Dąbrowski’s Mazurka), enjoy special legal protection.
May products be marked with national symbols?
A DNA sequence alone does not merit patent protection
The holder of a patent may not prohibit trade in products containing a patented DNA sequence if the sequence does not perform the function for which it was patented.
A DNA sequence alone does not merit patent protection
Someone else's trademark in a domain name?
Internet domain names should be registered in a way that respects prior rights.
Someone else's trademark in a domain name?
Sales of samples and testers infringes trademark rights
A trademark holder may prohibit sale of brand samples and testers if the holder reserves title to the items and expressly indicates that they are not for sale, the European Court of Justice held on 3 June 2010.
Sales of samples and testers infringes trademark rights
Beware: not every infringement of a renowned brand is actionable
The court may refuse to find unfair competition even if the grounds are met, if the facts in the case show that the holder of a renowned trademark did not take action against infringements for an extended time.
Beware: not every infringement of a renowned brand is actionable
Not every use of a trademark is sufficient to maintain registration rights
Placing a trademark on items given free-of-charge to customers does not constitute “genuine use” of a trademark required to maintain the registration.
Not every use of a trademark is sufficient to maintain registration rights