Użycie znaku towarowego w domenie internetowej jako naruszenie prawa ochronnego na znak towarowy. (Glosa do wyroku Sądu Najwyższego z dnia 11 grudnia 2013 r., IV CSK 191/13)
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Use of a trademark in the Internet domain as an infringement of the trademark protection right. (A gloss to the decision of the Supreme Court of 11 December 2013)
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The Gloss is partly a critical analysis of the decision of the Supreme Court of December 11, 2013 (IV CSK 191/13), in which the Court decided that using a trademark in the Internet domain by the third person is an act of infringement of this trademark protection right if it causes the risk of misleading concerning the origin of the goods (services) or it leads to an infringement of the advertising function of the trademark (Article 296.1.2 of the Industrial Property Law Act of 30 June 2003). The author indicates that acknowledgement of infringement of the protection right depends on identifying commercially exploited web pages by the Internet domain where the trademark was used. Moreover, the author shows that the assessment of the similarity of combination marks being the prerequisite for the acknowledgement of the infringement, due to the character of using the mark in the Internet domain, must disregard graphic components of combination marks.
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