Our guide to the most influential trade mark decisions

We are delighted to announce the publication of the second edition of our highly successful title, European Trade Mark Decisions. The book is a selection of the most important decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ) to date.

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European Trade Mark Decisions - Second Edition

European trade mark law is a complex area, with new and important guidance being issued from the CJ almost daily. European Trade Mark Decisions provides an easy to use guide of all the key judgments. The book is an invaluable resource for brand owners, the media and anyone with an interest in the cases which have had a dramatic impact on some of the biggest names in the fashion, food and beverage, technology and other sectors which thrive on innovation.

European Trade Mark Decisions contains 136 case summaries, with each case presented in a clear and digestible format that includes a brief statement outlining the importance of the case, its date and case reference, key parties, keywords, issues and the most recent ruling. Cases are categorised into ten main sections covering key trade mark subject areas such as: absolute grounds, counterfeit goods, domain name disputes, invalidity and infringement, with a detailed index by case and by section. The book also includes a section covering Community trade mark procedure and practice.

This latest edition has been updated with decisions that have been overturned or upheld on appeal. It also includes new cases that are likely to have a direct impact on brand owners and their strategies for protecting and enhancing their trademark and design portfolios. Examples of notable cases that made the headlines include Interflora's victory against Marks and Spencer's use of the term 'Interflora' to promote its flower delivery service.

Jeremy Pennant, Partner and contributor to the book, says:

Following on from the success of the first edition of European Trade Mark Decisions, demand was high for an updated, second edition. Like the first edition, this book will be of significant interest to our clients, in-house counsel, trade mark attorneys and brand owners in Europe and worldwide, as it provides an accessible, single volume guide to all the most important trade mark cases in Europe.
This book is a result of much effort and research from the trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors at D Young & Co. I would like to thank all those who contributed to creating this compelling and instructive second edition.


This book, well illustrated and clearly written, provides in pocket-book format a handy and attractively-illustrated summary of not only the main decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union on Community and national trade mark matters, but also a selection of some of the more important General Court decisions -- around 200 pages worth.

"European Trade Mark Decisions is the second edition of a neat little book produced by British-based MARQUES members and patent and trade mark attorneys D Young & Co LLP...Well laid out and clearly written.