CJEU

The CJEU ruled on the mandatory indication of the country of origin of a food

With a recent judgement in Case C-485/18, the CJEU ruled on the mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance of foods, in respect of the possibility for a Member State to require additional mandatory information as compared with those provided for in Regulation No 1169/2011.
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By |03 11 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The CJEU rules on limitations to online sales of medicinal products

In a judgement handed down on 1 October 2020 (case C-649-18) the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on the prohibition for a Member State to restrict the free movement of information society services from another Member State, in respect of the online sales of medicinal […]

By |29 10 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Messi is entitled to register his trademark: The CJEU upholds the General Court decision

On 17 September 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dismissed the appeals brought by the EUIPO and the holder of the MASSI trademark against the General Court decision confirming the validity of MESSI’s trademark registration (shown below) for sports equipment and clothing (see judgement in […]

By |16 10 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Schrems II: consequences of the invalidation of the Privacy Shield

With the decision of last July 16 (C-311/18), the EU Court of Justice invalidated decision no. 2016/1250 with which, according to art. 45 GDPR, the EU Commission had stated that the Privacy Shield – i.e. the EU-USA agreement ruling on data transfers between the European Union and the USA […]

By |17 09 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The CJEU on the cross-class protection of the trademark “Ballon d’Or”

Written with Michele Papa

By decision of 20 November in joined cases C-581/13 P and C-582/13 P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled on the cross-class protection of well-known trademarks in relation to Intra-press’ sign “Ballon d’Or”, i.e. the name of the famous football award that […]

By |01 12 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

EU Court of Justice: the Stokke children’s chair cannot be registered as a 3D trademark

Rulings both at national (Italian) and European level often deal with the registrability of shapes of products as trademarks: we have talked about the subject here, here (in Italian), and here (in Italian) on this blog.

By judgment of 18 September (C-205/13), the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has […]

By |22 09 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Apple’s retail store layouts and trademark protection: a recent decision by the CJEU

(Written in collaboration with Silvia Laitila)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) recently ruled that the representation of the layout of a retail store may, under certain conditions, be registered as a trademark (judgment of 10 July 2014, Case C‑421/13). The request for a preliminary ruling, […]

By |17 07 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|