Miesięczne archiwum: March, 2016

Open Wi-Fi providers are not liable for copyright infringements committed by users

March 29th, 2016
Advocate General Szpunar: the operator of a shop, hotel or bar who offers a Wi-Fi network free of charge to the public is not liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network. Although an injunction may be issued against that operator in order to bring the infringement to an end, it is not possible to require termination or password protection of the Internet connection or the examination of all communicati[…]

CJEU rules on using the trademark “Mercedes-Benz” in online ads

March 29th, 2016
Former authorised Daimler dealers are not responsible for advertisements which, despite their efforts to have them removed, continue to associate their name with the trade mark ‘Mercedes-Benz’ on the internet. Furthermore, Daimler cannot require those dealers to take steps to remove such advertisements from the internet where they have not been ordered. Együd Garage is a Hungarian company specialised in the sale and rep[…]

CJEU decision in Adidas case

March 29th, 2016
Adidas may oppose the registration, as a Community mark, of parallel stripes placed on the side of sports shoes. In 2009, Shoe Branding Europe, a Belgian company, filed an application for registration of the mark reproduced below on the left with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) for shoes. Sports company adidas opposed registration of that mark, relying among other things o[…]
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