Until recently, there was much uncertainty about the fate of Union trademarks after Brexit, but the UK Intellectual Property Office plans now to create a UK registration from EU trademarks on Brexit day.
By removing the graphical representation requirement for a trademark application, the European legislature widened the underlying concept of trademarks as an IP right in Europe. We look into the potential impact on trademark registration and the challenges that might arise from it.
The International Center for Patent Registration, Ministry of Economy (United Arab Emirates), has designated the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) as a competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority.
After Brexit, set for March 29, 2019, 23h00 CET, the UK becomes a “third country.” All European trademarks registered as of the withdrawal date will not be protected in the UK regardless of whether they were filed before or after that date.
The Irish fast food-chain Supermac’s, named after its director Pat McDonagh’s high school nickname, has engaged in a trademark battle against McDonald’s Big Mac.
Am 14. Januar ist in Deutschland das sogenannte Markenrechtsmodernisierungs-Gesetz (MaMoG) in Kraft getreten. Ohne viel Aufhebens verabschiedet sich die deutsche Praxis damit von einigen Besonderheiten des deutschen Markenrechts und sorgt für eine weitergehende Harmonisierung mit dem Recht der europäischen Unionsmarken.
The long awaited implementation of Canada’s new trademark legislation has been set to June 17, 2019. The Canadian Trademark Act and Regulation have been endowed with significant revisions that will have a huge global impact on trademark protection strategies in Canada.
The first IP Trend Monitor study, which focused on the impact of digitalization on the management of IP, has been finalized.
Nowadays, we would be hard pressed to find a company that does not have an online presence or, at least, does not invest in building one. Sabrina Machei, Rechtsanwältin at Dennemeyer & Associates, discusses keyword advertising with other party's trademarks and the legal assessment of their usage.
The impact Brexit will have on IP law is still unclear, even today. With less than half a year to go until Brexit day, we cannot help but wonder where IP law stands.
What are the requirements for registering a motion, hologram, color, sound or position trademark in Japan? Watch the video presentation of Kazuya Sekiguchi, Japanese and European patent attorney at Dennemeyer & Associates to find more.
The Dennemeyer Group consolidates its global management team with Dr. Dallas Wilkinson who will lead the offices in Australia, Japan, China and Singapore thus driving Dennemeyer's further regional expansion planned for the next years across the Asia Pacific region.