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Partial Cancellation for Trademark Non-use in Europe

by Carmela Rotundo & Giuseppe Petti

INTA Bulletin - April 2014 

The article underlines how the national legislation in some European jurisdictions applies the principle of partial cancellation and specifically, when a trademark has been put into genuine use only in relation to some of the goods or services and is the object of a cancellation action for non-use, how the national legislation determines the boundaries of the categories of goods or services covered by the use of a part of such goods or services that falls in those categories.

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Revised Tobacco Products Directive and Plain Packaging

by Carmela Rotundo Zocco

Notiziario dell’Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale - April 2014

This article explains the revised directive on tobacco products and Plain Packaging, underlining the importance of protecting the right to property.

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The Lush Case in the United Kingdom

by Carmela Rotundo Zocco

Notiziario dell’Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale - April 2014

This article deals with a decision of  the High Court of Justice of England and Wales of February 2014 which held that Amazon’s use of “Lush” as a keyword in its website search function constituted infringement of the trademark LUSH. In addition, the court held that certain use of the “Lush” keyword in the Google search engine also constituted infringement. 

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Numbers as Trademarks in Europe: A Comparative Overview

INTA Bulletin - February  2013 

This article looks at how European countries treat the registration of a number as a trademark, describing differences and specificities.

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