Webinar: Distinctiveness of shape marks - Convergence Programme 9Yesterday, 10:00 AM » 10:30 AM
Distinctiveness of shape marks - Convergence Programme 9
Mathilde PENINQUE – EUIPO – International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department (ICLAD)
The Common Practices are Common European guidelines, drafted by all EU Intellectual Property Offices together with the contribution of User Associations. CP9 deals with the challenge of registering a shape mark when the shape itself is non-distinctive. It examines how to overcome, if possible, such an obstacle and how to meet the threshold of distinctiveness. This webinar summarises to what extent other elements contained in the shape can render the sign as a whole distinctive.