Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA - September 2018

By Ciara Hughes, Emma Green, Thomas Pugh, Henry Elliott, Louise O'Hara, Charlotte Peacock, Aaron Hetherington, Rob Milligan, Francesca Rivers, Archie Ahern, Christine Danos


This month we report on the Court of Justice decision regarding stay of infringement proceedings pending the outcome of a counterclaim for invalidity in Hansruedi Raimund v Michaela Aigner. We also look at the Court of Justice's final decision in the Louboutin case, which provided a definite answer on the registrability of a trade mark for colour when applied to the shape of a product (Christian Louboutin, Christian Louboutin SAS v Van Haren Schoenen BV).

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