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In a blow to Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Finland Ab, the Market Court has held that its application for a device mark had been made in bad faith - even though the application was linked to the goal of strengthening the protection of its trademark portfolio.
25 August 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at JD publishing a report on Gen Z shopping trends in China, GIs and African products being promoted in China, and much more.
06 May 2022
In a victory for Puma SE, Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court has overturned a decision of the Market Court finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks PUMA and RUMA for Class 25 goods.
01 June 2021
The Finnish Supreme Court has referred questions to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling in a case where carbon dioxide cylinders had been placed on the market with the trademark owner’s consent, but the extent to which the refiller could relabel the goods remained open to interpretation.
14 April 2021
This decision of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland in a case involving the mark NFC FIGHT NIGHT in Class 25 and the earlier mark UFC FIGHT NIGHT in Class 41 may lead to an increased number of oppositions claiming that goods and services are complementary.
11 September 2020
In a somewhat controversial decision, the Market Court of Finland has confirmed that there is no likelihood of confusion between the figurative marks PUMA and RUMA, which both cover goods in Class 25.
04 February 2020
A new Trademarks Act has come into force in Finland, ushering in significant changes for those seeking to protect brands in the country. We speak with leading experts about what international rights holders should be aware of.
05 June 2019
In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands avoiding Black Friday discounts, Edible Arrangements filing a trademark lawsuit, a huge counterfeit haul in Paraguay, and much more.
30 November 2018
In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan stepping up its fight against fakes, the Finnish IP office reminding users about an impending trademark change, IP Australia seeking user input, and much more.
20 November 2018
In the second of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the last two years.
17 August 2018
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