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A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance: Netherlands to Slovenia

In the fourth 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 past two years.

A-Z of EU trademark court practice and performance: Netherlands to Slovenia

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17 May 2019

Supreme Court clarifies conditions for existence of legal interest in non-infringement action

In a dispute between wine and spirits producers Kantina and Adol, the Slovenian Supreme Court has set aside the first and second-instance decisions, which had rejected a non-infringement action filed by Kantina on formal grounds. Read more

1 May 2019

SIPO’s 2018 annual report shows decline in national applications

The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office has recently published its annual report for 2018, which shows a decline in national patent, trademark and design applications – with the most significant drop being observed in the number of national design applications. Read more

4 Jul 2018

Higher Court: imitating the appearance of a restaurant constitutes unfair competition

In a significant decision, Slovenia’s Higher Court has, for the first time, granted protection to the trade dress of a restaurant based on unfair competition. Read more

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17 May 2019

Supreme Court clarifies conditions for existence of legal interest in non-infringement action

In a dispute between wine and spirits producers Kantina and Adol, the Slovenian Supreme Court has set aside the first and second-instance decisions, which had rejected a non-infringement action filed by Kantina on formal grounds. Read more

4 Jul 2018

Higher Court: imitating the appearance of a restaurant constitutes unfair competition

In a significant decision, Slovenia’s Higher Court has, for the first time, granted protection to the trade dress of a restaurant based on unfair competition. Read more

9 Mar 2017

Higher Court finds forwarding agent liable for infringement

In Universal City Studios LLC v Jadroagent International dd, the Higher Court has held that a forwarding agent was liable for copyright and trademark infringement, and ordered it to reimburse the rights holder’s storage and destruction costs. This judgment is significant as it imposes stricter liability on forwarding agents, forcing them to be involved in the prevention of trademark and/or copyright infringement. Read more

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9 Mar 2017

Higher Court finds forwarding agent liable for infringement

In Universal City Studios LLC v Jadroagent International dd, the Higher Court has held that a forwarding agent was liable for copyright and trademark infringement, and ordered it to reimburse the rights holder’s storage and destruction costs. This judgment is significant as it imposes stricter liability on forwarding agents, forcing them to be involved in the prevention of trademark and/or copyright infringement. Read more

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Anna Bogdanova
Head of Trademark Department
St Petersburg, Russia
ARS-PATENT