The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has prepared a report on the cases regarding intellectual property rights that have been reviewed by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court between January 2017 and May 2019.

The report covers cases as to issues of trademarks and designs, as well as copyright issues, which are also covered by press releases of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The report includes 23 cases dealing with a wide range of issues. For example, whether a trademark that coincides with the name of a known football player can be registered; whether taste of foodstuff is protected by copyright; whether students can use freely available photo on a travel website for presentation and make it public on the school website; whether a trademark that does not comply with the public policy and moral principles is revocable; whether the design is to be invalidated due to lack of novelty, etc.

See the report here (in Latvian)


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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