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Intellectual Property

11 March 2019
Tom Ekeberg The saga is over: Coca-Cola proves unreasonable exploitation of well-known SPRITE mark

Norway - Zacco

The Oslo City Court recently ruled in the trademark dispute between The Coca-Cola Company and Norwegian soft drink manufacturer O Mathisen AS (OM). The two companies had became embroiled in a trademark conflict after OM introduced a soft drink named Jallasprite. Although the court found in Coca-Cola's favour, it had some doubts as to whether the damage to Coca-Cola was significant enough to warrant a temporary injunction.

Author: Tom Ekeberg
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Björn Rundblom Andersson Preliminary injunction denied in Swedish darunavir SPC proceedings

Sweden - Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

The Patent and Market Court of Appeal recently handed down a preliminary injunction ruling in Sandoz v GD Searle LLC relating to the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for darunavir. The ruling clarifies that SPCs enjoy a validity presumption for the purpose of a preliminary injunction ruling in the same way that patents do. However, in the instant proceedings, the court found that Sandoz, against which the lower court had issued a preliminary injunction, had managed to rebut the presumption.

Author: Björn Rundblom Andersson
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Recent updates

Mark Evans Trademarks in Canada: a year of change and global harmony

Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Authors: Mark Evans, Jennifer Ponton
Oya Yalvaç Federated European Patent Register – an overview

European Union - Deris Attorney At Law Partnership

Author: Oya Yalvaç
Alexander Vida Facebook secures finding of likelihood of confusion by association

Hungary - Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

Author: Alexander Vida
Sıla Başaran Copyright protection of TV formats and programmes

Turkey - Deris Attorney At Law Partnership

Author: Sıla Başaran
Daniel R Zuccherino Designations, trade names and the Civil and Commercial Code

Argentina - Obligado & Cia

Author: Daniel R Zuccherino
Héctor Elias Chagoya Mexico moves towards new IP system

Mexico - Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

Author: Héctor Elias Chagoya
Gang Bai China promulgates 2018 national IP action plan

China - Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

Author: Gang Bai
Szymon Gogulski Constitutional Tribunal deems information claim mechanism unconstitutional

Poland - Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Authors: Szymon Gogulski, Jacek Zwara

Upcoming events

IPBC Europe 2019

March 27-28 2019 – Paris, France

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), European companies are faced with a number of exciting opportunities – but also significant IP challenges. At a time when old methods of managing IP are becoming redundant, IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP executives inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in a rapidly changing world. At IAM’s IPBC Europe 2019 – taking place in Paris on 27 and 28 March – these issues and more will receive detailed consideration. Designed by and for European IP owners, the programme for IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP managers inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in the rapidly changing world.

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Auto IP USA 2019

May 8, 2019 – Detroit, USA

Building on three years of success in Detroit, IAM’s Auto IP USA will bring together the leading IP experts from across the automotive landscape. Through thought leadership, discussion and networking, attendees will gain insight into the IP challenges facing those driving change in the new era of mobility.

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Auto IP Europe 2019

16 May 2019 – Munich, Germany

Returning to Munich for its second year, Auto IP Europe will offer IP professionals in the automotive industry the opportunity to hear expert strategies from the complete supply chain – from the OEMs and industry suppliers, to the innovators in high-tech and connectivity.

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