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The COMFYPUSSY case illustrates the evolving nature of the prohibitions based on the principle of morality.
15 June 2022
In a decision that leaves some questions unanswered, the appeal court found that Lilleborg had lost its right to protest against Unilever’s registration of the CIF marks due to passivity, but not to react against their use.
21 April 2022
This is the second of two Norwegian Supreme Court decisions handed down on the same day dealing with the relationship between trademark law and unfair competition law.
14 January 2022
This is one of two Norwegian Supreme Court decisions handed down on the same day regarding the relationship between trademark law and unfair competition law.
07 January 2022
The district court’s decision in this dispute between two cable car venues in Norwegian beauty spots had received some criticism for its application of Paragraphs 30 and 25 of the Marketing Control Act.
11 November 2021
New rules under the Customs Act have entered into force, representing a considerable simplification compared to the old system. This update reviews the three changes that will be of particular significance to IP rights owners.
21 September 2021
This decision of the Borgarting Court of Appeal highlights that, in the assessment of distinctive character, one must not confer greater geographical knowledge to the average consumer than there is basis for.
13 September 2021
WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.
19 July 2021
In a long-awaited decision, the Borgarting Appellate Court has held that, although such practice is somewhat parasitic, it does not amount to an act contrary to good business practice in violation of unfair competition law.
21 May 2021
This case raises interesting questions regarding the threshold of inherent distinctiveness under Norwegian trademark law, and illustrates the complex relationship between trademark and unfair competition law in the country.
13 May 2021
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