three-dimensional trademark

The European Court of Justice on the protectability of the Rubik’s Cube as a trademark

On 10 November, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on the possibility of registering the shape of the famous Rubik’s Cube as a trademark (C-30/15 P).

The trademark was registered at Community level in 1996 upon application by the holder of the relevant IP rights, Seven Towns Ltd. In […]

Barilla halts the use of its word trademarks for cookie-shaped pillows

Following a preliminary proceeding commenced by Barilla against an Italian textile company to stop the production and commercialisation of pillows reproducing the name and the shape of some of Barilla’s most famous cookies, the Milan IP Court upheld both the word trademark infringement and the parasitic competition claim, granting […]

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 […]

Millions awarded in compensation for the infringement of copyright of the “Nathalie” bed by Magistretti-Flou

By judgment of 16 June 2015, (docket no. 53242/12), the IP Court of Milan condemned a number of companies of the Mondo Convenienza group to pay the damages caused to Flou S.p.A. through sale of unauthorised copies of the “Nathalie” bed designed by Vico Magistretti. The extensive and detailed […]

Louis Vuitton in check: the ECG declared the trademark representing the chequerboard pattern of LV’s historical trunks to be invalid

The General Court of the European Union (EGC) recently rejected the action brought by Louis Vuitton Malletier against the decision in which the Board of Appeal of OHIM declared the invalidity of its figurative Community trademark (or more specifically, confirmed the previous judgment of the Cancellation Division of OHIM) […]