Warner Bros. is in the courts of Belgium for the title of his latest film. The complainant: a drum & # 39; n & # 39; bass festival in Brasschaat.
In the pursuit of the promotion in Belgium of his film "Rampage", released this year, Warner Bros did not expect to have a difficult time in the Belgian courts to defend the title of his blockbuster. This is what happens to the American producer quoted by the company in the Dutch-speaking court of commerce. Rampage Unitedin Brasschaat. It claims to be the exclusive owner of the brand Rampage, a name that it uses to organize a drum & # 39; n & # 39; bass festival, an event that attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year.
Believing that the use of the title "Rampage" is a violation of his trademark right, Rampage United has decided to take a court order against Warner Bros., asking the judge to order the American producer to stop it use this title for one of these latest films. In the first instance, the producer replied that he would change the name of his film in Belgium. According to Rampage United, the change in question was essentially cosmetic since the film was put on the market – especially in the chambers of the Kinepolis group – under the name "Rampage", followed by the expression "Big meets bigger". Insufficient for rampage United who decided to stop his action.
Warner decided for his part to bring the elevator back to his opponent by introducing him an action for annulment trademark against Rampage United at the Office of the European Union (EUIPO) for intellectual property. In the end, the judge of the terminations of the Dutch-speaking commercial court in Brussels decided to wait for EUIPO's decision regarding this invalidity of the trade mark before taking a decision in turn.