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Czechs win Budweiser name in Europe

The dispute over the Budweiser name in Europe is now over. The European Court of Justice upheld the opposition by the Czech company Budějovický Budvar to an application by the American company Anheuser-Busch to register the Budweiser trademark for beer.

Building permit may be issued even after construction is completed

In specific instances, a decision granting a building permit may be issued even after construction has been completed and the building has already been delivered for occupancy.

Resolution of supervisory board of joint-stock company may be challenged

There is no regulation in Polish law directly governing challenges to resolutions of the management board or supervisory board of a capital company. Thus there have long been doubts whether there is any way to set aside these resolutions.

How long is a bank liable for the act of an employee?

If bank staff commit an offence to the detriment of a bank customer, the bank is liable for failure to supervise the employee.

Is it legal to use someone else’s trademark in Internet advertising?

Use of other people’s trademarks as keywords may constitute trademark infringement if it is done without consent of the holder and the advertising steered to by the keywords may suggest legal or commercial ties between the advertiser and the holder.

Court rules on stay of enforcement of environmental decision

An environmental decision is not a basis for commencing implementation of a development project, and thus it does not entail a threat of significant harm or irreversible effects that would justify a stay of enforcement.