We are advising a Dutch clothing retail operator with activities in various EU States in a trademark conflict with a Hong Kong based competitor. The dispute relates to the ownership in various EU countries of a brand. Our client has challenged the validity of some trademark registrations in Spain due to lack of genuine use.
We have advised a French international luxury goods group regarding infringements of industrial designs of several of its shoes and a license regarding its brand of watches.
We have advised a manufacturer of decorative porcelain figurines, furniture, lightning and home accessories in the negotiation of a license agreement with an international designer for the creation of a line of products.
We have represented one of the largest contract foodservice and support services provider worldwide to recover one of its brands, which had been registered by a former partner. We also filed a trademark revocation action and a set of unfair competition actions against several individuals and entities linked to said partner, who held in turn other similar trademarks and Internet domain names. We requested several interim relief measures, which were granted by the court, to impede the use by the defendants of their contested trademarks and domain names in the market. The litigation terminated with a settlement.
Furthermore, we have represented a well-known restaurant, situated in an emblematic location in Barcelona, in unfair competition interim proceedings brought by a competitor to obtain an interim injunction order against the use of its trademark. The interim injunction was dismissed by the Commercial Court.