Monday, July 6, 2020
On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice ruled that pharmaceutical companies can offer free samples of prescription drugs to doctors, not to pharmacists.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Court ruled that the sale to a third party, out of Europe, of machines capable of implementing a European Patent did amount to contributory infringement.
Monday, June 29, 2020
According to the Court of Justice, a product's functional shape (in the case at hand, a bike) can enjoy copyright protection, if that product is an original work, resulting from an intellectual creation.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
On 4 June 2020, AG Julianne Kokott issued her Opinion in the Lundbeck case, confirming that the settlements between the patent holder and the generic manufacturers do restrict competition.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Supreme Court rules in the Kiko / Wycon case about the copyright protection of interior design works.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The Court analyses the matter of marks consisting in shapes necessary to obtain a technical result or giving a substantial value.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Authority rejected the claim put forward by Italian newspapers representatives and calls for new powers; Telegram takes down the contested channels spontaneously.
Friday, April 17, 2020
The Court of Justice ruled in the Coty/Amazon case, concerning the interpretation of the notion of trade mark use, relating to the storage of goods in view of putting them on the market, excluding the responsibility of the marketplace.
Monday, April 6, 2020
The rental of motor vehicles equipped with radio receivers does not constitute communication to the public, within the meaning of Directives 2001/29/EC and 2006/115/EC.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Court of Justice on EU collective trademarks: the notion of distinctiveness and the assessment of the likelihood of confusion, including the applicability of case law concerning individual marks.