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  • HOYNG MONEGIER has successfully acted for the Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation (BAF) against the two largest internet access providers in Belgium. Belgacom and Telenet have been ordered to initiate DNS blockades of at least 11 domains related to the Pirate Bay within 14 days or be fined.
  • HOYNG MONEGIER has acted successfully on behalf of GSK against Colgate Palmolive España, SA. The matter relates to advertising of the defendant’s toothpaste product “Colgate Sensitive Pro-Alivio”, and particularly the message that the said product was “the only toothpaste clinically proven to grant immediate and lasting relief” of dental sensitivity.
  • HOYNG MONEGIER is currently representing TKS in a trademark infringement action filed by Lego on the ‘Ice-Watch’ packaging. TKS owns the ‘Ice-Watch’ trademark.
  • On 9 August 2011, in preliminary injunction proceedings, the District Court of The Hague decided G-Star’s claims were valid and C&A was infringing on G-Star’s RAW trademarks. This is the second victory for G-Star against C&A within a month.
  • On 18 July 2011, The Board of Appeal of The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) dismissed the appeal of Pink Ribbon, Inc. (the counterparty) against the Opposition Division’s refusal of its word/device CTM application for PINK RIBBON.
  • On 5 July 2011, the District Court of the Hague in preliminary injunction proceedings ruled that the department store C&A infringes on the trademark rights of the popular urban fashion designer G-Star Raw with its “D STR” clothing line.
  • After only 6 months in existence, HOYNG MONEGIER is prominently featured in the latest rankings of the most respected of the legal directories.
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group held their inaugural Women in Business Law Awards in London on 29 June 2011. We are delighted to announce that our office in Brussels picked up the best Firm in Belgium Award.
  • The Commercial Court no. 1 of La Coruña has accepted, in full, the claim filed by our client PETER TABOADA, against competitor Quantum Ingeniería Europea, in regard to unfair competition, infringement of registered design rights and infringement of copyright.
  • On 20 April, the District Court of the Hague rendered judgment in the ongoing battle regarding the PINK RIBBON trademarks of the Pink Ribbon Foundation for breast cancer awareness.