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The Dutch Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by adidas, ending a decades-long dispute with H&M Hennes & Mauritz over its use of a two-stripe mark.
11 October 2021
Samsung has prevailed in a dispute with EBB Development, owned by notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner, with the Court of Appeal of the Hague ruling that EBB had acted in bad faith when applying for the Benelux trademark BIBBY.
01 September 2021
Scams targeting trademark owners are fast becoming commonplace and increasingly sophisticated. Four leading IP offices share their insights on which scams are most prevalent, what you can do to stay safe, the resources on offer to help and how offices are collaborating across borders to fight fraudsters.
05 August 2021
Two trademark experts in the Netherlands – Turnstone attorney Michiel Haegens and Leeway attorney at law Jos Klaus – reflect on the impact of Gleissner’s activities on the Benelux IP ecosystem.
08 April 2021
In this dispute between British cheese manufacturer Dairy Partners and Dutch dairy company DOC Dairy Partners, the Dutch Supreme Court has put an end to longstanding uncertainty concerning the protection of descriptive trade names.
31 March 2021
In an exclusive guest post, the Benelux IP Office reveals its innovative non-core tools and services for trademark users – and some of those planned for the future.
09 March 2021
A new study analysing trademark infringement cases in the European Union has found that third parties are “being forced to use less effective trademarks” due to an imbalance in EU trademark law.
06 October 2020
Lacoste’s success on appeal in this case demonstrates the importance of market surveys to show a likelihood of confusion.
24 September 2020
In a recent decision under the Dispute Resolution Regulations for ‘.nl’ Domain Names, a WIPO panel has found that the dispute involved complex contractual considerations outside of the scope of the regulations, which were intended to deal with clear-cut abuse.
06 May 2020
Following a 23-year-long trademark dispute between adidas and H&M, the Court of Appeal of The Hague has ruled that H&M’s use of a specific two-stripe sign on its sports clothing did not infringe adidas’s three-stripe mark.
31 March 2020
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