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GC puts a deep wrinkle in Allergan’s derma filler, revoking its JUVEDERM ULTRA EUTM in class 10
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The EU General Court (GC) agreed with previous instances and confirmed that Allergan’s JUVEDERM ULTRA EUTM is genuinely used for prefilled syringes with a pharmaceutical preparation...

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No Deal Brexit: 5 key changes to your EU trade marks to look out for on 1 Jan 2021
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We are creeping ever closer to the end of the Brexit Transition Period, which expires on 31 December 2020. After this point, whether the UK leaves with a deal or not, EUTMs will cease to...

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Red flags for registering and maintaining trademark protection for abstract colour in the EU
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While enjoying protection for abstract colour is a valuable asset in trade (see our earlier publication under Related Materials), there are various challenges when obtaining or maintaining...

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EU customs enforcement: EORI number now mandatory in new applications for action

The “Economic Operators Registration and Identification number” (EORI number), basically an ID number for customs purposes that is assigned by a customs authority to any...

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COVID-19 IP update: Intellectual Property Office developments (UK & EPO updated)

The Hogan Lovells IP & Media Technology team is tracking the changes being made by intellectual property offices around the world in response to the coronavirus so we can keep you...

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Descriptiveness of non-EU languages for EU trademarks: PLOMBIR out cold
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The European Court of Justice (CJEU), in a case concerning a trademark consisting in the transliteration ‘Plombir’ of the term “Пломбир” (a Russian word for...

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CJEU trademark invalidity out the window due to previous business relationship
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In Gugler (C-736/18 P), the CJEU ruled that a likelihood of confusion or association between a company name and a trade mark will not necessarily bring about invalidity where there are or...

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CJEU on role of public's perception in relation to marks' technical function and substantial value
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The CJEU issued a preliminary ruling that had been referred by the Kúria (Supreme Court in Hungary) concerning the 'Gömböc', a sphere-like object with special...

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EUIPO establishes bad faith in LA IRLANDESA trademark invalidity action based on objective circumstances.
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An invalidity action filed against an EUTM for a LA IRLANDESA logo was referred to the EUIPO Grand Board of Appeal which invalidated the mark, setting an approach for similar cases. The...

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