Intellectual Property Law Case Summaries

Intellectual Property Law Cases

This page provides a list of cases cited in our Intellectual Property lecture notes. It also provides links to case-notes and summaries.

(A)

  • Actavis v Eli Lilly
  • Actavis v ICOS
  • Actavis v Novartis
  • Adam Opel v Autec (C-48/05)
  • Adidas v Fitnessworld (C-408/01)
  • Adidas v Marca Mode (C-102/07)
  • Airfield (C-431/09 and C-432/09)
  • Alan Clark v Associated Newspapers
  • Annabel’s Berkeley Square v Schock
  • Agencja Wydawnicza Technopol v OHIM (C-51/10P)
  • Ancon v ACS
  • Angiotech [2008]
  • Anheuser-Busch (C-245/02)
  • Anheuser-Busch v Budejovicky Budvar
  • Animated Music’s Trade Marks
  • Ansul (C-40/01)
  • Antiquesportfolio.com v Rodney Fitch
  • Anton Piller v Manufacturing Processes
  • Antoni & Alison’s Application/Vacuum Packaging (R 4/97-2)
  • Apple v German Patent Office (C-421/13)
  • Argos Limited v Argos Systems Inc
  • Armin Häupl v Lidl (C-246/05)
  • Arsenal Football Club v Reed (C-206/01)
  • Ashdown v Telegraph
  • Associated Press v Insert Media
  • Athlete’s Foot v Cobra Sports
  • Attorney-General v Guardian Newspapers (No 2)
  • Audi AG v OHIM (C-398/08P)
  • August Storck KG v European Union Intellectual Property Office (C-24/05 P)
  • Autospin (Oil Seals) v Beehive Spinning

(B)

  • Balmoral Trade Mark
  • Bang & Olufsen A/S v European Union Intellectual Property Office (T-460/05)
  • Bang & Olufsen v OHIM (T-508/08)
  • Barbara Becker v Harman (C-51/09 P)
  • BASCA v Secretary of State for Innovation and Skills
  • Basic Trade Mark SA’s Application
  • Baigent v Random House
  • Banner Universal Motion
  • BBC Worldwide v Pally Screen Printing
  • Bernardin v Pavilion
  • Bestwater Pictures v Endemol Shine (C-348/13)
  • Bezpečnostní softwarová asociace (BSA) (C-393/09)
  • Biscosuisse and Chocosuisse v Mövenpick (R 697/2008-1)
  • Björnekulla Fruktindustrier AB v Procordia (C-371/02)
  • Blinkx UK v Blinkbox Entertainment
  • BMW (C-63/97)
  • Body Shop v OHIM and Spa (T-201/14)
  • Bollinger v Costa Brava Wine
  • Bongrain’s Application
  • Bostik v Sellotape
  • Bovril v Bodega
  • Brein v Ziggo (C-610/15)
  • Brighton v Jones
  • Brigid Foley Ltd v Ellott
  • Bristol Conservatories v Conservatories Custom Built
  • British Diabetic Association
  • British Legion v British Legion Club (Street)
  • British Sugar v Robertson
  • Bulmer v Bollinger
  • Burge v Haycock

(C)

  • Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd v Pub Squash Pty Ltd
  • Cala Homes
  • Campina Melkunie (C-265/00)
  • Canon v MGM (C-39/97)
  • CFA Institute’s Application (O/315/06)
  • Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG v Franz Hauswirth GmbH (C-529/07)
  • Chocosuisse v Cadbury
  • CIPA v Registrar of Trade Marks (‘IP Translator’) (C-307/10)
  • Clark v Associated Newspapers
  • Cofemel (C-683/17)
  • Colgate Palmolive v Lucas Bols
  • Colloseum Holding AG v Levi Strauss (C-12/12)
  • Comic Enterprises v Twentieth Century Fox
  • Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Muller and Co’s Margarine
  • Compass v Compass Logistics
  • Confetti Records v Warner Music
  • Copad (C‑59/08)
  • Couture Tech Ltd v OHIM (T-232/10)
  • Creation Records v News Group

(D)

  • DaimlerChrysler v Alavi
  • Datacard v Eagle Technologies
  • Davidoff v Gofkid (C-292/00)
  • Deckmyn v Vandersteen (C-201/13)
  • Delves-Broughton v House of Harlot
  • Designers Guild v Russell Williams
  • Diageo v Intercontinental
  • Dior v Evora (C-337/95)
  • Dimensione Direct (C-516/13)
  • Discovery Communications v Discovery
  • Donner (C-5/11)

  • Duck v Bates
  • Dyson (C-321/03)

(E)

  • Eden SARL v OHIM (T-305/04)
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc v OHIM (R 708/2006-4)
  • Ehrenpreise v EUIPO – Freistaat Bayern (Neuschwanstein) (C-488/16 P)
  • El Corte Ingles v OHIM (T-443/05)
  • Eli Lilly and Company’s Application (R 120/2001-2)
  • Eli Lilly v Actavis
  • Elizabeth Emanuel v Continental Shelf (C-259/04)
  • Elvis Presley Trade Marks

  • Emanuel (C-259/04)
  • Emilio Pucci (T-357/09)
  • Emson v Hozelock
  • England And Wales Cricket Board Ltd & Anor v Tixdaq Ltd & Anor
  • Enterprise Holdings v Europcar
  • Erven Warnink v J Townend & Sons (Adocaat)
  • Ernest Turner Electrical Instruments v PRS
  • Eva-Maria Painer v Standard VerlagsGmbH (C‑145/10)
  • Ewing v Buttercup Margarine
  • Exxon Corp v Exxon Insurance Consultants International Ltd

(F)

  • FA Premier League(FAPL) v QC Leisure
  • Fage v Chobani
  • FAPL (C-403/08 and C-429/08)
  • FAPL v Panini
  • Fenty v Arcadia
  • Ferrero v OHIM (C-552/09 P)
  • Filmspeler (C-527/15)
  • Fine & Country v Okotoks
  • Folding Attic Stairs Ltd, The v The Loft Stairs Company Ltd
  • Football Association Premier League (C-403/08)
  • Francis Day v Twentieth Century Fox
  • Freixenet v OHIM (C-344/10 P, C-345/10 P)
  • French Connection Ltd’s Trade Mark
  • Funke Medien (C‑469/17)

(G)

  • General Moteros v Yplon (C-375/97)
  • Generics (UK) Limited and others v Yeda Research and Development Company Limited and others
  • George Hensher Ltd v Restawile Upholstery
  • Gerolsteiner Brunnenv Putsch (C-100/02)
  • Ghazilian’s Trade Mark Application
  • Gillette Company v LA-Laboratories (C-228/03)
  • Glaxo Wellcome UK v Sandoz
  • Glyn v Weston Film Feature
  • Golden Eye v Telefonica
  • Google France v Louis Vuitton (C-236/08 to C-238/08)
  • Gözze Frottierweberei GmbH (C-689/15)
  • Green v BCNZ
  • Griggs Group v Raben Footwear
  • GS Media (C-160/15)

(H)

  • Habib Bank v Habib Bank AG Zurich
  • Harms v Martans
  • Harrods v Harrodian
  • Harvard/Onco-mouse (T 19/90)
  • Harvard/Transgenetic Animals
  • Hasbro v 123 Nahrmittel
  • Hauck Gmbh & Co KG v Stokke A/S (C-205/13)
  • Heidelberger Bauchemie (C-49/02)
  • Helena Rubinstein SNC (C‑100/11 P)
  • Henderson v All Around The World Recordings
  • Henderson v Radio Corporation
  • Henkel KgaA v Deutsches Patent- und Merkenampt (C-218/01)
  • Henkel KgaA v OHIM (T-393/02)
  • Henkel v OHIM (C-456/01 P, C-457/01 P)
  • HFC Bank plc v HSBC plc
  • Hodgkinson & Corby Ltd v Wards Mobility Ltd
  • Hodgkinson Roho v Wards Mobility
  • Hoffman-La Roche v Centrafarm (C-102/77)
  • Hollywood v Souza Cruz (R-283/1999-3)
  • Hollinrake v Truswell
  • Hölterhoff v Freieslebel (C-102/77)
  • Hotel Cipriani v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Ltd
  • Hubbard v Vosper
  • Hyde Park Residence v Yelland
  • Hyperion Records v Sawkins

(I)

  • Ibcos Computers Limited v Barclays Finance Limited
  • Icescape v Ice-World International
  • Il Ponte Finanzaria SpA (C-234/06P)
  • Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening (C-5/08)
  • Infopaq II (C-302/10)
  • Interflora Inc & Anor v Marks and Spencer Plc
  • Interflora v Marks & Spencer (C-323/09)
  • Intel Corporation Inc v CPM United Kingdom Ltd (C‑252/07)
  • Interlego v Tyco
  • International Stem Cell Corporation (C-364/13)
  • Irvine v Talksport Ltd
  • ITV Broadcasting v TV Catch Up Ltd

(J)

  • Jack Wills v House of Fraser
  • Jebaraj Kenneth (t/s Screw You) (R 495/2005-G)
  • Jefferys v Boosey
  • John Walker & Sons Ltd v Henry Ost & Co
  • Jules Rimet Cup v Football Association

(K)

  • Kean v McGivan
  • Kirin-Amgen Inc v Hoechst Marion Roussel & Transkaryotic Therapies Inc
  • Knight v Beyond Properties Pty Ltd & Ors
  • Kogan v Martin
  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics v Remington Consumer Products (C-299/99)

  • Kornspitz (C-409/12)
  • KPN v Benelux-Merkenbureau (C-363/99)

(L)

  • L’Oréal v Bellure (C‑487/07)
  • L’Oréal v Bellure
  • L’Oréal v eBay (C-324/09)
  • La Mer v Goemar (C-259/02)
  • La Mer Technology v OHMI – Laboratoires Goëmar (LA MER) (T-418/03)
  • Laboratoire de la Mer Trade Mark
  • Ladbroke (Football) Ltd v William Hill (Football) Ltd
  • Law Society of England and Wales v Society of Lawyers
  • LB (Plastics) v Swish Products
  • Lego v Lemelstich
  • Lego Juris v OHIM (C‑48/09)
  • Leidseplein Beheer (C-65/12)
  • Les Éditions Albert René v OHIM (T-311/01)
  • Levi Strauss v Casucci (C-145/05)
  • Levola Hengelo BV v Smilde Foods BV (C-310/17)
  • Libertel Groep BV v BeneluxMerkenbureau (C-104/01)
  • Lidl v OHIM (T-237/11)
  • Liffe Administration and Management v Pinkava
  • Linde AG, Winward Industries Inc and Rado Uhren AG (C-53/01, C-55/01, C-54/01)
  • Lindt v OHIM (C-98/11 P)
  • Lion Laboratories v Evans
  • Lloyd Schuhfabrik (C-342/97)
  • London Taxi Corp v Frazer Nash Research
  • Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen (C-163/16)
  • LTJ Diffusion (C-291/00)
  • Lucasfilm Ltd & Star Wars Productions Ltd v Ainsworth & Shepperton Design Studios
  • Lyngstrad v Annabas Products

(M)

  • Madgecourt’s Application
  • Mag Instrument Inc v OHIM (C-136/02 P)
  • Maier v ASOS
  • Marca Mode (C-425/98)
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Martin v Kogan
  • Martin y Paz Diffusion v David Depuydt (C-661/11)
  • Matratzen Concord AG v Hukla Germany SA (C-421/04)
  • Maxwell v Hogg
  • Maxim’s Ltd v Dye
  • Mayne Pharma v Pharmacia Italia
  • Merchandising Corp v Harpbond
  • Merz & Krell GmbH & Co (C-517/99)
  • Meter-Tech [2016]
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lion Corporation’s Application (R 781/1999-4)
  • Mirage Studios v Counter-Feat Clothing
  • Montgomery v Thomson
  • Monsanto v Stauffer Chemical Co
  • Moroccanoil v Aldi
  • Mothercare v Penguin Books
  • My Kinda Bones v Dr Pepper’s Stove Co

(N)

  • Naazneen v OHIM (T-250/13)
  • Nestle v Cadbury
  • Nestlé v Mars
  • Neutrogena v Golden Ltd
  • New Yorker SHK Jeans v OHIM (T‑415/09)
  • Newspaper Licensing Agency v Meltwater, The
  • Nichols v Registrar (C-404/02)
  • Nintendo Co v PC Box (C-355/12)
  • NLA v Meltwater
  • Noah v Shuba
  • Norman v Bennett
  • Norowzian v Arks (No 2)
  • Nova Productions v Mazooma Games

(O)

  • Och-Ziff Management Group [2010]
  • Och Ziff v Och Capital
  • Office Cleaning Services Ltd v Westminster Window and General Cleaners
  • OHIM v Wrigley (C-191/01 P)
  • OSA (C-351/12)
  • Oscar Trade Mark [1980]
  • Oska’s Ltd’s Trade Mark Application

(P)

  • Parker Knoll v Knoll International
  • Peek & Cloppenburg (C-456/06)
  • Pelham (C‑476/17)
  • Perry v Truefitt
  • Pete Waterman v CBS
  • Philips v Remington (C-299/99)
  • Philips Electronics NV v Remington Consumer Products
  • Phillips v Mulcaire
  • Phones4U v Phone4U.co.uk
  • Phonographic Performance (Ireland) (C-162/10)
  • Pi-Design v Yoshida (C-337/12P)
  • Picasso v OHIM (C-361/04P)
  • Plant Genetic Systems
  • Plentyoffish Media v Plenty More
  • Portakabin v Primakabin (C-558/08)
  • Portakabin Ltd v OHIM (R 789/2001-3)
  • Pozzoli v BDMO
  • Pro Sieben Media v Carlton
  • Procter & Gamble v OHIM (Baby Dry) (C-383/99P)
  • Psytech International Ltd v OHIM (T-507/08)
  • Public Relations Consultants Association v The Newspaper Licensing Agency

(R)

  • Ralf Sieckmann v Deutsches Patent-und Markenamt (C-273/00)
  • Reckitt & Coleman v Borden (‘Jif Lemon’)
  • Red Bull v Sun Mark
  • Reddaway v Banham
  • Reed Executive v Reed Business Information
  • Reha Training (C-117/15)
  • Renckhoff (C-161/17)
  • Rintisch (C-553/11)
  • Robin Ray v Classic FM
  • Rockwater v Technip
  • Roederer v Carrion
  • Roger Meier, Assos of Switzerland v ASOS Plc, ASOS.com Ltd

(S)

  • SACNL-SUCAL v HAG (‘Hag II’) (C-10/89)
  • SA Societe LTJ Diffusion v SA Sadas (C-291/00)
  • Sabel v Puma (C-251/95)
  • SAS Institute (C-406/10)
  • SAS Institute Inc v World Programming Ltd
  • SAT.1 SatellitenFernsehen GmbH v European Union Intellectual Property Office (C-329/02)
  • Scandecor Developments AB v Scandecor Marketing AB
  • SCF v Del Corso (C-306/05)
  • Schutz v Werit
  • Scranage’s Trade Mark Application (O/182/05)
  • Series 5 Software v Philip Clarke
  • Seven for all mankind v Seven (C-655/11P)
  • SGAE v Rafael Hoteles (C-306/05)
  • Shanks v Unilever
  • Sheraton Corporation v Sheraton Motels
  • Shield Mark v Joost Kist (C-283/01)
  • SIGLA SA v OHIM (T-215/03)
  • Silberquelle (C‑495/07)
  • Simba Toys v EUIPO and Seven Towns (C-30/15 P)
  • Sir Robert McAlpine v Alfred McAlpine
  • Sky v Skykick (C-371/18)
  • Skype v OHIM (R 2398/2010-4)
  • Snow v The Eaton Centre
  • Société des produits Nestlé v Mondelez UK Holdings & Services (C-84/17 P)
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB v OHIM (R 443/2010-2)
  • Spa-finders (T-67/04)
  • Spalding v Gamage
  • Spear & Mattel v Zynga
  • Specsavers International v Asda
  • Spiegel Online (C‑516/1)
  • Star Industrial v Yap Kwee Kor
  • Starbucks v BSB
  • Starbucks (HK) Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Plc
  • Stichting Brein v Jack Frederik Wullems (‘Filmspeler’) (C-527/15)
  • Stichting Brein v Jack Frederik Wullems (‘Filmspeler’) (C-527/15)
  • Stichting Brein v Ziggo (C-610/15)
  • Stringfellow v McCain Foods
  • Svensson (C-466/12)
  • Syed (C-572/17)
  • Synthon v SmithKline Beecham Plc (No 2)

(T)

  • Taittinger v All Bev
  • Temple Island Collections v New English Teas
  • Third Chandris Shipping Corporation v Unimarine
  • Thomson v Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Tidy v Trustees of the Natural History Museum
  • Tom Kabinet (C-263/18)
  • TVCatchup (C-607/11)

(U)

  • Unilever v Griffin
  • United Airlines v United Airways
  • United Biscuits v Asda
  • University of London Press v University Tutorial Press

(V)

  • Vedial v OHIM (C-106/03 P)
  • Vennootschap Onder Firma Senta Aromatic Marketing’s Application (R 156/1998-2)
  • Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken (VOB) v Stichting Leenrecht (C-174/15)
  • Vine Products Ltd v Mackenzie & Co Ltd
  • VOB v Stichting Leenrecht

(W)

  • Wagamama v City Centre Restaurants
  • Walter v Lane
  • Whirlpool v Kenwood
  • Wine Oh! (R 1074/2005-4)

  • Windsurfing Chiemsee v Attenberger (C-108/97, C-109/97)
  • Windsurfing International Inc v Tabur Marine (Great Britain) Ltd
  • Wm Wrigley Jr Co’s Trade Mark Application (R 122/1998-3)
  • Woolley v Ultimate Products
  • WS Foster v Brooks Brothers

(X)

(Y)

  • Yoshida v OHIM (T-416/10)

(Z)

  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises v Zeebox
  • ZYX Music v King & others