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The General Court enforces the Chanel’s monogram against a conflicting design

On 18 July, the General Court of the European Union (“GC”), in case T-57/16, annulled a decision by which EUIPO’s third Board of Appeal had rejected an action of nullity proposed by the French maison Chanel SAS against the Community design represented below (on the left), registered for ornaments […]

By |07 09 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

European General Court dismisses Lundbeck’s appeal against the Commission’s fine for delaying market entry of generic medicines

(The Italian version is also published on Diritto24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

By decision of 8 September 2016 in T-472/13, the European General Court (“GC”) dismissed Lundbeck’s appeal against the European Commission (“EC”)’s decision to fine it – and a number of generic companies – for delaying market entry […]

By |13 09 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The ECJ on market exclusivity for orphan drugs

(An Italian version is published on Diritto24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

On 3 March 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its decision in C-138/15 P, Teva v. European Medicines Agency (EMA) dealing with orphan drugst (of which we already talked here on this blog). The Court dismissed […]

By |22 03 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The General Court rules that the LEGO figure is a valid three-dimensional trademark

In a rejection of two actions brought by an English toy company against LEGO Juris A/S, the General Court of the European Union (GC) recently ruled in matter of three-dimensional trademarks, acknowledging the (contested) validity of two three-dimensional trademarks representing the shape of the famous Danish yellow figures (cases […]

By |30 06 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Skype trademark cannot be registered in the EU due to a likelihood of confusion with the SKY trademark

By three decisions of 5 May 2015 in cases T-423/12, T-183/13 and T-184/13, the General Court of the European Union (“GC”), stated that there exists a likelihood of confusion between the figurative and word trademarks SKYPE and the prior word trademark SKY, which prevents the registration of the SKYPE […]

By |05 05 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The late submission of evidence in opposition proceedings against the registration of a trademark: a recent decision of the General Court of the European Union

By decision of 1 July 2014, the General Court of the European Union (“GCEU”) gave judgement regarding the late submission of evidence in opposition proceedings against the registration of a trademark. In this case, the opponent did not provide evidence of ownership of the earlier trademark within the prescribed […]

By |17 07 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

General Court annuls the Commission’s decision refusing to grant a marketing authorisation for Orphacol

On 4 July the General Court of the European Union (“GC”) ruled in case T-301/12 as regards the grant of the Marketing Authorisation (“MA”) of Orphacol, a cholic acid-based orphan medicinal product which is used to treat two rare but very serious liver disorders (the “Medicinal Product”). Specifically, the […]

By |06 09 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

EU General Court: EMA may not disclose clinical trials data

(by Francesca Maculan)

On 25 April, the President of the General Court of the European Union (“GC”) issued interim measures for suspension of operation of two decisions by the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) granting third parties access to clinical trials data filed by pharmaceutical companies InterMune and AbbVie (jointly, the […]

By |27 06 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The EU General Court on the commercial use of a domain name

According to the EU General Court (“EUGC”) ruling issued on 14 May 2013 in joined cases T-321/11 and T-322/11, the mere registration of a domain name should not ground an opposition against the subsequent application for an identical Community trademark, in case the domain name is not “used in […]

By |15 06 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|