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Sunday, 25 January 2004

LATEST ETMR CASES

Issue 2 of the Sweet & Maxwell European Trade Mark Reports has now been published, slightly ahead of its cover date of February 2004. Cases available in English for the first time include

Guinness United Distillers & Vintners v Koninklijke Cooymans BV (Court of Appeal of Den Bosch, the Netherlands): the plain white bottle shape of MALIBU coconut liqueur was held validly registered and infringed;
Mast-Jagermeister v A & S Vin & Spirit Aktiebolag (Supreme Court, Stockholm): confusing similarity between JAGER and JAGERMEISTER alcohol marks on the one hand and JAGARBRYANNVIN on the other;
Pebex Trade Mark (Supreme Administrative Court, Poland): battle between two companies for control of the use of the company name/trade mark PEBEX.

This issue also features two important European Court of Justice decisions -- OHIM v Wrigley (on the registrability of DOUBLEMINT) and Adidas v Fitnessworld -- as well as a number of Court of First Instance decisions.

If you know of any European trade mark cases that you think should be reported, please send us an email.

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