Preliminary questions: can a trade mark proprietor oppose the further commercialization of trade mark products repaired by a non-licensed person on the basis of a collective trade mark and arcitle 13(2) CTMR?


Preliminary questions: Can unregistered Community designs in individual parts of a product arise as a result of disclosure of an overall image of a product?


A-G CJEU: e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and IP addresses are not covered by the concept of “names and addresses” as set out in article 8(2)(a) of the Enforcement Directive


CJEU clarifies criteria governing whether settlement agreements between holder of a pharmaceutical patent and generic manufacturers are contrary to EU competition law

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Nick Manley joins HGF as a Partner


The General Court was not entitled to reject an opposition brought under Article 8(5) of the Union Trade Mark Regulation on the ground that there was no evidence of a reduction in the 'attractiveness' of the earlier marks

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'Stairway to heaven' copyright dispute won by Led Zeppelin


UK will not be part of the UPC


"HGF continues to expand with the announcement of two new Partners"


EU tender copyright and new technologies


AI inventorship uncertainty because of EPO decision


The Copyright Directive must be interpreted as not precluding a rebuttable presumption that the performer has authorised the exploitation of his performances

IPPT20191114, CJEU, Spedidam v INA

CJEU about 'unauthorised use of variety constituents’ of Article 13(2)(a) Community Plant Variety Rights Regulation

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