most interesting rulings

Competition authority’s rules for calculating fines not binding courts

When ruling on the amount of a fine, courts should be guided by the principle of proportionality, meaning that the fine should be tied to the revenue generated on sales of products affected by unlawful practices by the seller…

Calvin Klein is not the only “CK”

The European Court of Justice has held that the trademark “CK Creaciones Kennya” is not similar to the trademark “CK” registered by the Calvin Klein Trademark Trust for clothing.

“Collection of items and rights” subject to a registered pledge should be interpreted in light of the economic purpose

The Polish Supreme Court upheld a cassation appeal presented by Wardyński & Partners and held that when evaluating whether a changing collection of assets may be subject to a registered pledge…

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.