Author: Maria Dam Jensen

Danish designer barred from using own name as trademark

About a year ago the Danish Commercial and Maritime Court gave their decision in a case between Topbrands and

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Names as trademarks – maybe not such a good idea!

In Denmark the owner of a trademark cannot prevent others from branding themselves under their own name, as long

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New hope for trademark owners in China

In China, the trademark system is based on the “first-to-file” system, which means that the first company or person

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The “LEGO-MAN” is still protected as a trademark

Just last week the General Court of the European Union decided in a very interesting case that has been

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Trademark holders think it .sucks!

Defensive tactics should be a part of the brand protection strategy of every trademark owner. New developments within the

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Will trademarks go up in smoke?

More than 10 years ago the Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC) was adopted in the EU, and on 26 February

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INK-rimination?

Recent years it has been a hot topic whether or not tattoos are copyright material, and whether or not

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The dark side of the Internet

On Friday the 14 June 2013 we participated in a seminar arranged by the Danish PTO in corporation with

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Beer lovers sue for trademark dilution

Trademarks are, among other things, a guarantee for a certain level of quality. If the quality slips, the consumers may

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