Start Invalidating a trademark

Invalidating a trademark

The new law, however, shows some promising changes which may eventually lead to an end of this situation.

Law360, Los Angeles (March 31, 2014, PM EDT) -- A Belgian court has invalidated Christian Louboutin SA's registered trademark on red-soled shoes in the three-country region known as the Benelux, ruling that the red sole can't be trademarked under European law because it gives substantial value to Louboutin's shoes.

Judge Natalie Swalens of the Brussels District Court rendered the decision in Louboutin's trademark infringement lawsuit against Netherlands-based shoe company Van Dalen Footwear BV, granting Van Dalen's counterclaim for invalidity while denying Louboutin's infringement claim.

The amendments are considered to be the most significant ones since the first promulgation of the Chinese Trademark Law in 1982.

Harvatek respects the intellectual property rights of others, and never intends to infringe patents.

Harvatek was ever accused of infringing Cree’s six US patents related to LED package in September last year.

The invalidation of all the US patents has claimed in the US court.

As such, it's deemed to be merely descriptive and not sufficiently distinctive.