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Thursday, 2 October 2003

MORE TRADE MARK DECISIONS REPORTED

Issue 10 (October 2003) of the subscription-based European Trade Mark Reports has now been published. Among the cases made available in English translation are

System 3R International v Erowa, where the Stockholm District Court ruled that a company’s use of another’s trade mark for allegedly “descriptive” purposes was not honest commercial use where the “description” was as part of its own trade mark;

• The Polish Administrative Court’s “Bottle” case, where it held that the invalidation of a design registration had no impact on the validity of the registration of that design as a trade mark;

Other cases reported in this issue include the English Court of Appeal decision in Arsenal v Reed , the ECJ’s ruling in Van Doren on the burden of proof when exhaustion is pleaded and the same court’s ruling in Linde as to whether three-dimensional products can be trade marks for themselves.

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