Region: Finland

Market Court rules on ‘bad faith’ relating to unusual circumstances

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

Plain packaging in Finland; customs seizures in China; Ethiopia increases fees – news digest

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

Supreme Administrative Court finds likelihood of confusion between PUMA and RUMA despite significant conceptual differences

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

Supreme Court refers SodaStream bottle refilling and relabelling case to CJEU

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

Supreme Administrative Court: goods in Class 25 and services in Class 41 may be complementary

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

Market Court: no risk of confusion between PUMA and RUMA

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

Major changes in Finnish trademark law: what IP practitioners need to know

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

Finnish IP office launches chatbot, Lazada signs MOU and JPO fakes campaign: news round-up

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

Russian president on fakes, Google trademark win, and tale of the counterfeit-catching brothers: news round-up

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

A-Z guide of EU trademark court practice and performance: Finland to Hungary

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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