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Who pays for a representative in litigation?

Who pays for a representative in litigation?

An important issue for litigants is the question of the litigation economy. It concerns not only the amounts awarded for damages but also the reimbursement of costs to a successful party by a losing party. In this respect, a large, and perhaps the largest, part of the...

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SFD loss in the battle for EU trade mark

SFD loss in the battle for EU trade mark

On October 27, 2016, the Polish company SFD S.A., engaged in the trade of nutrients, dietary supplements, and dietary foods, filed an application for registration of an EU trade mark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Registration as a mark was...

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EU burden of proof guidelines

EU burden of proof guidelines

In March 2021, The Court of Justice of the EU issued an important preliminary ruling in the field of trademark law. It confirms the necessity to respect the principles of EU law before the rules of national law, also in terms of the burden of proof. The case concerned...

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Louis Vuitton loses attempt to block trademark registration

Louis Vuitton loses attempt to block trademark registration

In January, the Opposition Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office ("EUIPO") reached a surprising decision on an opposition filed by Louis Vuitton. The fashion house had sought to block the registration of a trademark that it claimed was too...

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The conquest of the metaverse by the fashion industry

The conquest of the metaverse by the fashion industry

More and more trademark owners are expanding their registration applications to include goods that can be virtually downloaded, thereby securing their rights and presence in the metaverse. This is not surprising, as the virtual reality sector is growing rapidly. The...

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Lego sued for jacket from Netflix show

Lego sued for jacket from Netflix show

A leather jacket worn by Queer Eye star Anthony Porowski has been at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit after Lego created a toy version of the TV personality wearing a confusingly similar piece of clothing. Porowski appeared in the fourth season of the...

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A costly mistake made by NFT enthusiasts

A costly mistake made by NFT enthusiasts

Last year the long-awaited movie "Dune" based on Frank Herbert's novel of the same name was released. Over the years, the story of the Atreides has been translated into a miniseries and computer games, but not all the planned projects have been realized. In 1974, a...

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Get EU funding for your intellectual property

Get EU funding for your intellectual property

The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a grant program created to support the intellectual property rights of small and medium-sized European enterprises (SMEs). It has been launched with a budget of €47 million. This is the second EU fund to support companies in...

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