The Protection of Sports Trademarks in the Recent Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union = Ochrona sportowych znaków towarów w świetle najnowszego orzecznictwa TSUE

Paweł Szwajdler

Abstract


Szwajdler Paweł. The Protection of Sports Trademarks in the Recent Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union = Ochrona sportowych znaków towarów w świetle najnowszego orzecznictwa TSUE. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2016;6(9):357-362. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.61991

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Received: 05.08.2016. Revised 25.08.2016. Accepted: 06.09.2016.

 

 

The Protection of Sports Trademarks in the Recent Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Ochrona sportowych znaków towarów w świetle najnowszego orzecznictwa TSUE

 

Paweł Szwajdler

e-mail: pawel.szwajdler@onet.pl

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland

 

 

 

Abstract

 

            The main aim of this work is to give an answer to the question: are sports trademarks treated in EU in different way than other trademarks?  The author of this article was inspired by two recent judgements of EU Court of Justice. First of them is related to sports shoes and second one to football club crest. Above- mentioned judgement are interesting, because both of them concern marks, which are similar to registered trademarks. Therefore, it is able to show boundaries of the protection of sports trademarks.  This paper contains also overall considerations about trademarks, sports trademarks and their protection.

 

Abstrakt

 

            Głównym celem niniejszego artykułu jest udzielenie odpowiedzi na pytanie, czy sportowe znaki towarowe podlegają w Unii Europejskiej szczególnej ochronie prawnej. Inspirację dla zarysowanych w zdaniu poprzednim rozważań stanowią dwa wyroki Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej. Pierwszy spośród nich dotyczy ochrony konturów herbu klubu piłkarskiego, natomiast drugi dotyka problemów związanych z charakterystycznym znakiem umieszczanym na produktach znanej marki butów sportowych. Omawiane w niniejszej pracy wyroki są wyjątkowo interesujące, ponieważ wiążą się z ochroną znaków li tylko przypominających zarejestrowane ZTUE. Artykuł zawiera również ogólne refleksje na temat znaków towarowych, sportowych znaków towarowych oraz przeciwdziałania ich naruszeniom.

 

Słowa kluczowe: sport, znak towarowy, TSUE, prawo własności intelektualnej, sportowy znak towarowy

Key word: sport, trademark, sports trademark, EU Court of Justice, intellectual property rights


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sport, trademark, sports trademark, EU Court of Justice, intellectual property rights, sport, znak towarowy, TSUE, prawo własności intelektualnej, sportowy znak towarowy.

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