Tue, 09/12/2017 (All day)
On 12 September 2017, the preliminary relief judge of the district court of The Hague issued an injunction against two Dutch entities of the McCain group, preventing them from the manufacture and sale of McCain’s new potato product “Rustic Twist” in the European Union. The preliminary relief judge held that the Rustic Twist is a clear infringement of a Community design right held by J.R. Simplot Company (a large food and agribusiness company based in the U.S.A.), protecting a uniquely twisted potato product.
This is an important victory in Simplot’s larger international campaign against the infringement of its intellectual property rights by McCain. In Europe, multiple offices of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER are working together closely on the various proceedings that are currently pending between these parties.
In the Netherlands, Simplot is represented by Laura Fresco and Roeland Grijpink of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER's Amsterdam office.
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER represents the J.R. Simplot Company in a cross-border Community design dispute against McCain Foods, relating to the shape of Simplot’s proprietary twisted French fry potato product. Simplot argued McCain’s “Rustic Twist” french fry infringed their Community design.
On Thursday 7 March, Managing IP hosted its annual EMEA IP awards ceremony, honoring the best IP achievements by in-house counsel and law firms in 2018.
The Spanish Trademark Law Reform entered into force on January 14th.
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER promotes Johan Elkenbracht to the partnership. Johan Elkenbracht is a European and Dutch patent attorney.
A new edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s most important event in the mobile communications industry, will be held in Barcelona from 26th to 28th of February, 2019. The Commercial Courts of Barcelona have issued for the fifth consecutive year the Intellectual Property Fast Action Protocol in the framework of the Mobile World Congress.