Keyword advertising raises interesting questions beyond the run-of-the-mill trademark infringement and unfair competition issues typically discussed. For instance, if a sponsored ad can be clicked in three separate countries, can the Courts of each of those countries take jurisdiction to hear and determine a dispute? The Court of Justice of the European Union has given [...]
Posts Tagged ‘ECJ’
I’m really pleased to have had my review of the Court of Justice’s seminal UsedSoft v. Oracle decision published by the prestigious Society for Computers and Law. Click the image to go there.
Further to my copyright post here, I’ve set out below a list of recent trade mark articles and quotes, with links where possible. A list of my recent copyright publications is here, and there’s a full list of all publications here. “National Use Neither Proves Nor Precludes Finding of Genuine Use of a Community Trade [...]
I haven’t been able to write here for some time, but I have been writing elsewhere. Here’s a list of my recent copyright articles, with links. A list of my recent trade mark publications is here, and there’s a full list of all publications here. “EU Court Ruling Chips Away At Software Copyrights,” quoted, Law [...]
The IPKat reports today that Advocate General Cruz Villalón has released his Opinion in Case C-235/09 DHL Express (France) SAS v Chronopost SA. The reference to the ECJ asks whether a prohibition issued by a Community trade mark court of a Member State has effect throughout the entire European Community or whether it becomes impotent [...]
The Court of Justice of the European Union is expected to release its ruling tomorrow on whether a Lego brick can be registered as a trademark in Europe. The ruling will come nearly eight months after Advocate General Mengozzi opined that registration of the brick was not permissible (and tried to use one of Sony’s trademarks [...]