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The prominent brewery company Plzeňský prazdroj ("Prazdroj") will be breathing a sigh of relief as the Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirmed the decision of the Czech Industrial Property Office ("IPO") which refused to register the trademark PILSENER ADLER QUELL because of its similarity to Prazdroj's registered trademark PILSNER URQUELL.
In this edition we report on some interesting cases in Europe at the national and European level concerning both intellectual property and regulatory issues including trade mark protection for 3D shapes, labelling and health and nutrition claims.
One of the largest retail chains in the Czech Republic, Kaufland, has lost its appeal before the Regional Court in Ostrava in relation to designation of foreign products with Czech flags.
Czech Republic & Slovakia