Dontas Law Sarl

2, Rue Astrid
L-1143 Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

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  • “General Court finds that 'land' is distinctive for cars” , Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 16 March 2017. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “EUIPO upholds PepsiCo's opposition of snack food application based on similarity” , Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 25 October 2016. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Closeness of products important factor in establishing link in Article 8(5) cases”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 12 April 2016. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Republic of Cyprus fails to register HALLOUMI as CTM”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 22 October 2015. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Swatch Group prevents registration of HAPPY TIME based on HAPPY HOURS mark”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 23 July 2015. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Polo player' marks held to be confusingly similar”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 8 April 2015. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Highly distinctive character must be attributed to mark as a whole”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 10 December 2014. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Likelihood of confusion for non-negligible part of public sufficient to refuse registration”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 15 July 2014. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Novartis' CARE TO CARE mark held to lack distinctiveness for healthcare services”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 4 February 2014. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Coexistence of marks must be based on absence of likelihood of confusion”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 17 October 2013. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “OHIM held to have exceeded powers by ex officio re-opening examination of CTM”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 17 July 2013. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  • “Endurance’ is not basic English word that will be understood by any EU consumer”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 7 May 2013. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  •  ‘Anti-counterfeiting 2012 – a Global Guide’, Globe Business Publishing Ltd. .

  •  ‘Patents in Europe 2010/2011’, IAM, part of the IP Media Group.

  •   “Risk of association between Adidas’s three stripes and fourstripe STRIKE mark”, Nicolas K. Dontas. This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in November 2009. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

  •  “Chapter on permitted use, under ‘International Law of Trademarks at the Limit”, Edward Elgar, 2006, Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “Descriptiveness as an absolute ground of refusal”, presentation made at the INTA Annual Meeting in Washington DC (May 2002), Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “Guide to European Trade Mark Law and Litigation”, chapter on Greece, Sweet & Maxwell, 1998, Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “EU Struggles with Comparative Ads”, IP World-wide, September 1998, Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “The European Communities Comparative Advertising Directive”, presentation made at the INTA Amsterdam Forum on Comparative Advertising (October 1997), Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “How to Use the Trade Marks of Others: the Situation in the European Union”, presentation made at the INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego (May 1996), Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “Trade marks Under the Treaty of Rome”, presentation made at the INTA New York Forum on the Community Trade Mark (February 1996), Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “European Community Trade Mark: Scope of Protection”, Kluwer, 1994, Nicolas K. Dontas.

  •  “Derniers développements du droit communautaire sur les appellations d’origine et les indications géographiques”, Revue de Jurisprudence de Droits des Affaires, Paris, 1993, Nicolas K. Dontas.

Contributions to IP Related Studies

  •  ‘Corrective Measures In Intellectual Property Rights’, European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy.

  •  ‘Damages in Intellectual Property Rights’, European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy.

  •  ‘Evidence and Right of Information in Intellectual Property Rights’, European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy.