Blue Monday for metal products manufacturers

Blue Monday for metal products manufacturers

By the judgment dated October 5, 2022 (ref. T-168/21), the Court of Justice of the European Union  (CJEU) ruled on the distinctive character of a trademark representing the individual color blue (light blue: RAL 5012). The registration of an individual color has been...
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...
A dispute over one letter with music in the background

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...