IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law


List of Papers (Total 190)

“Majtczak v. Feng Shen Technology and OHIM”

In accordance with the judgment in the Chocoladenfabriken Lindt & Sprüngli case, bad faith on the part of an applicant for registration of a Community trade mark, within the meaning of Article 51(1)(b) of Regulation No 40/94, must be assessed globally, taking into account all factors relevant to the circumstances of the case. The factors which should be taken into account include ...

Patent Law at the Centre of Today’s IP Debate

Patent law seems to be at the very centre of the IP debate today. From time to time news about developments in patent law can even be found in the headlines. Not so long ago we witnessed a fiery debate over the landmark Court of Justice decision relating to the patentability of human stem cells.Case C-34/10 Oliver Brüstle v. Greenpeace e.V. This debate is far from over as new ...


Directive 2005/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2005 concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the internal market and amending Council Directive 84/450/EEC, Directives 97/7/EC, 98/27/EC and 2002/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No. 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council ...

“Lift Multi-Group Control System”

If the person skilled in the art is aware of the possibility of overlaying the control of a number of technical devices (here two or more groups of lifts) with an overall control system, there is as a rule an occasion for making use of the obvious possibilities that this creates to optimise the controls, including to the extent that such is not described in the state of the art.