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  • Onel questions for CJ confirmed

    February 04, 2011

    The Court of the Hague has published its decision in the Onel case concerning trade mark use in Europe, and referred four questions to the Court of Justice of the EU.

  • Questions set in Onel case on genuine use

    November 30, 2010

    The Court of The Hague in The Netherlands has asked the Court of Justice of the EU to clarify three questions on genuine use of Community trade marks in the Onel case

  • EU politicians slam trade mark offices

    September 23, 2010

    The behaviour of the Benelux and Hungarian trade mark offices has been described as “absolutely unacceptable” by a member of the European Parliament

  • Onel case to be decided on written submissions

    May 10, 2010

    The Court of Appeal in The Hague has asked the two parties in the Onel trade mark dispute to submit written observations over the next month

  • Denmark enters debate on CTM genuine use

    March 05, 2010

    Denmark’s Patent and Trade Mark Office has become the latest in Europe to issue a statement on the Onel case, which was decided by the Benelux IP Office in January

  • Hungarian decision fans genuine use fire

    February 22, 2010

    Hungary’s Patent Office has rejected a trade mark opposition based on a Community trade mark that was used in only one EU member state, just a month after the Onel decision in the Benelux

  • Onel decision appealed in The Hague

    February 11, 2010

    Leno Merken has appealed the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property’s recent decision in the Onel/Omel case to the Appeal Court in The Hague

  • Controversy grows over Benelux decision on trade mark use

    February 01, 2010

    An opposition decision by the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) is reverberating around Europe, after it called into question one of the principles of European trade mark law


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