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Trademarks and Trade Names
Strauss Adriatic doo, proprietor of the famous mark “Doncafe”, sued a defendant who had distributed coffee cups to which it affixed the mark. The Commercial Court in Belgrade found that...
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On 25 April 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (General Court) rendered three judgments in cases initiated against decisions of the Office of Harmonization for the Internal...
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On 25 April 2013, the General Court of the European Union weighed in on the issue of relationship between three-dimensional marks and designs. In Su-Shan Chen v. OHIM, the Court compared...
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On March 21, 2013, the Belgrade daily Politika published the operative part of a judgment rendered by the Serbian Commercial Appellate Court in a rare case concerning trademark infringement of a drawing...
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Serbia provides a rare example of a jurisdiction that does not use opposition proceedings as a means of ensuring that only those signs that fulfill requisite conditions receive protection under...
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On 20 February 2013, in Caventa AG v. OHIM, the Fifth Chamber of the General Court of the European Union upheld the decision of OHIM’s Board of Appeal to deny registration...
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Why are some chocolate shapes, and shapes of other candy, protected as trademarks and other shapes are not? The question comes to mind after reading the decision of 12 December 2012 whereby...
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On 30 January 2013, the Serbian parliament adopted amendments to the Trademark Act of 2009. Most changes concern procedural aspects of the enforcement in case of an infringement. The remainder of the...
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On 9 November 2012, the Serbian Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) passed a decision resolving the negative conflict of competence that had arisen between the High Court in Belgrade and...
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The General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled last Wednesday that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative signs featuring a rooster as...
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