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.
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.
Bad luck for all imitators: The city of Munich had the colloquial name for the biggest beer fest in the world (“Wiesn”) protected by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Goods all over the world are being sold constantly and the manufacturers recognize the need to have their products identified and differentiated from others. This is what led to brand names and ultimately to brands being protected by trademarks. Read this article to learn the difference.
Starting with June 1, 2018, the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) has been amended. How will the new rules impact the trademark practice in Benelux?
Counterfeit and pirated goods are often substandard and can raise health or safety risks. This is particularly true for counterfeit pharmaceuticals, food and drink items, medical equipment, vehicle spare parts, toys and even tobacco products.