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Goods and the service of selling them-a trademark sandwich
Under trademark law, the service of selling products is considered inseparable from the products themselves.
Goods and the service of selling them-a trademark sandwich
Joanna Krakowiak: Interim relief is available in complex pharmaceutical patent disputes
An interview with Joanna Krakowiak from the Life Science practice group at Wardyński & Partners about pharmaceutical patent litigation.
Joanna Krakowiak: Interim relief is available in complex pharmaceutical patent disputes
eBay on the blacklist
On 12 July 2011 the European Court of Justice issued a judgment concerning the use of trademarks on internet auction sites (L’Oréal SA v eBay International GmbH, Case C-324/09).
eBay on the blacklist
Citizen standing to object to trademark registration
The Polish Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed that a person objecting to a decision to register a trademark under Art. 246 of the Industrial Property Law need not demonstrate a legal or factual interest in the matter.
Citizen standing to object to trademark registration
Council gives green light to proceed with development of uniform patent
Even though the European Court of Justice recently issued a negative opinion on the notion of a treaty that would establish a European and Community Patent Court…
Council gives green light to proceed with development of uniform patent
Protection for renowned trademark Botox
Sąd (dawniej Sąd Pierwszej Instancji) utrzymał w mocy decyzje unieważniające prawa do znaków towarowych BOTOLIST i BOTOCYL ze względu na uznanie, że ich rejestracja narusza prawo do renomowanego znaku towarowego BOTOX.
Protection for renowned trademark Botox
No EU patent court after all?
Trybunał Sprawiedliwości UE sceptycznie wypowiedział się o zunifikowanym sądownictwie patentowym, które było nadzieją sektora farmaceutycznego na fachowe orzecznictwo. Wciąż mogą jednak powstać polskie wyspecjalizowane sądy patentowe.
No EU patent court after all?
Reindeer released into the wild
The General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg has upheld a decision by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market in Alicante refusing to register the three-dimensional shape of a reindeer in a Christmas ribbon as a trademark.
Reindeer released into the wild
Domain disputes
Dominika Kwiatkiewicz from the Intellectual Property practice group at Wardyński & Partners explains how to achieve an amicable resolution of Internet domain name disputes.
Domain disputes
Letters of consent no longer much help in trademark registration
Based on recent court rulings, the Polish Patent Office will no longer register a trademark that is identical or similar to an existing trademark—even within the same capital group and with the consent of the holder of the prior mark.
Letters of consent no longer much help in trademark registration
Magnesium and vitamin B6 may be good for stress, but not for everyone
Common and generic names of an informational nature may become distinctive when specific elements of the names are combined in a unique way, which means that they can become the dominant element of a trademark.
Magnesium and vitamin B6 may be good for stress, but not for everyone
The colour game: pink as a trademark
The issue of colour as an element of a trademark will once again be the subject of a ruling by the courts in Poland. This time it is pink.
The colour game: pink as a trademark