The December 2004 issue of Sweet & Maxwell's European Trade Mark Reports has now been published, a little ahead of schedule. Although it feels very fat, it's not all full of cases: this is the issue that contains the year's index and the tables of cases and legislation cited.
Unusually, this issue contains no cases from Europe's national jurisdictions. Instead, it leads with the remarkable OHIM Second Board of Appeal decision in Case R 118/2003-2 Beecham Group plc's application (the WHITENING MULTI-ACTION case, blogged on 25 August of this year), in which the Board gave its now-famous account of why it's not easy to be a trade mark examiner. There is also a good selection of decisions from the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.
Not everyone knows that the ETMR provides a special service for its subscribers. If they want, they can receive draft versions of the headnotes and edited judgments of cases by email attachment several months before those cases are reported. If you are already a subscriber and want to receive this service, click here to request it.
For details of the European Trade Mark Reports click here.
Friday, 26 November 2004
Posted by Jeremy at 5:20:00 a.m.