Bogdan Ivanisevic, partner and head of BDK’s Intellectual Property practice, and Zorana Brujic, associate, authored an article on proving bad faith in trademark cases, for ECTA Daily, a bulletin published during ECTA’s 37th Annual Conference held in Athens from 13-16 June 2018.

In their article, Bogdan and Zorana analyzed the criteria laid down by the E.U. Court of Justice and the General Court for establishing bad faith, including non-use of the trademark by the registrant, existence of a previous relationship with the claimant, wide use of the sign by the claimant in the relevant territory, or presence of other relevant factors.

ECTA – European Communities Trade Mark Association – is an association promoting the knowledge and professionalism of members and owners in the fields of trademarks, designs, copyrights and other Intellectual Property rights, within the European Union.