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Jan
31
2013

The Onel-case

It has been a while now that the Onel decision has been rendered by the Court of Justice. This time has allowed us to gather some opinions of others, to have a closer look at the decision and to discuss this with colleagues. We notice that some are of the opinion that nothing has changed. […]

Dec
20
2012

The Onel-case – the lessons learned

The day after the decision in the case Onel. A good moment for reflection. And to learn the most important lessons from the decision. Our conclusion is that the Court of Justice rendered a crucial decision. As expected, borders of Member states do not play a role in the assessment of genuine use. So you […]

Dec
19
2012

The Onel-case

And there it is: the judgment  of the Court of Justice in the Onel-case. As all readers of MarkMatters.com probably know by know, the case concerns the European trademark ONEL of our sister company Onel trademarks. The main question is whether an European trademark has been genuinely in the event it has been used in […]

Nov
29
2012

The Onel-case

And we have a date! A date on which the long-awaited decision of the Court of Justice in the Onel-case will appear, namely December 19. On this date it will be clear whether or not the Court of Justice will follow the opinion of the Advocate General Sharpston. This very reasonable opinion on the Onel-issue […]

Jul
5
2012

The Onel-case: opinion Advocate General

Today, Advocate General Sharpston expressed her opinion in the Onel-case. The opinion of the Advocate General is an important prelude to the decision of the Court of Justice and is often followed. Advocate General Sharpston begins with an enumeration of the legal context. Then it gets excited. First of all, use in one country is […]

Jul
27
2011

The Onel-case

Onel trademarks, a company related to Knijff Trademark Attorneys (and MarkMatters.com), is the subject of a very interesting case which will now be presented before the Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Key issue is whether the use of a European trademark, a trademark right in 27 countries, is sufficient in the event this use concerns […]