The December 2007 issue of Sweet & Maxwell's monthly European Trade Mark Reports is now out. It's pretty fat, but much of the weight can be put down to the annual index. Cases covered in this issue include
* Antartica Slr v OHIM, the Court of First Instance's ruling that Antartica had no right to register the word and figurative mark NASDAQ in the face of the very well-known NASDAQ stock exchange price quotation service;As usual, if you know of any interesting European trade mark case that should be reported in full in the ETMR, just email the IPKat here and let him know.
* Game Group plc v First Internet Technology Ltd, a .eu domain name dispute in which an adverse registrant of the game.eu url nearly, oh so nearly, got away with it;
* the ruling in European Court of Justice Case C‑17/06, Céline SARL v Céline SA (see IPKat comments here), that the same principles that govern other forms of trade mark infringement apply equally to alleged infringements through the use of a business name.
The November issue of the ETMR's little sister the European Copyright and Designs Reports is also available. This issue of the six-times-a-year title contains reports on five cases, including
* ADAGP v Editions Fernand Hazan, a French Cour de Cassation ruling on whether the paintings of the famous impressionist were part of the public domain or if any further copyright could be squeezed out of them;
Right: Monet -- a great painter, but doesn't his garden look a little untidy?
* SCRL Soc. Belge des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs v SA Scarlet - a Belgian dispute as to whether an internet service provider was liable for an act of copyright infringement following peer-to-peer use.