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Wednesday, 25 January 2006

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION


The IPKat has learned that Italy has removed the requirement for the goods of the earlier and later user to be dissimilar from its legislation in detriment/unfair advantage cases. The UK has done the same via statutory instrument following the ECJ's ruling in Adidas v Fitnessworld.

The IPKat would like to know whether other EU Member States have also removed the dissimilar goods/services requirement from their implementations of Arts 4(4)(a) and 5(2) of Directive 89/104. If you have any information, please drop the kat a line. He promises to share the information with his readers (though informants can remain anonymous on request).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Benelux has not yet modified the Benelux Trademark act.

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