2016-07-08 | Stopping counterfeit through the market hall tenant: Tommy Hilfiger vs. Delta Center, C-494/15

Owners of trademarks and other IP rights may force the tenant of a market hall to take measures which contribute to avoiding new IP infringements from taking place, after a first infringement. This week the CJEU approved of this route. The judgment follows an action by a.o. Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste and Burberry against Delta Center, […] Read more

2011-07-06 | De Natuurhoeve wins packaging case against FrieslandCampina

The shape of the ready-made pudding made by dairy farm De Natuurhoeve and FrieslandCampina’s pudding packaging for its MONA brand are sufficiently different. De Natuurhoeve delivers its pudding a.o. to large supermarket chains Albert Heijn and Lidl, which sell the pudding under their own private labels. The Interlocutory Court decided on 6 July 2011 that […] Read more

2010-09-15 | ECJ: no trademark protection for Lego brick

On 14 September the ECJ acknowledged that the famous shape of the LEGO brick cannot be protected by trademark rights. In 2008 the General Court already decided accordingly. The 3D LEGO mark is void, as the shape exclusively serves to achieve a technical result. The fact that the same result can be achieved by other shapes using the same or […] Read more