This learning plan has been structured to progressively cover main substantial, procedural, practical questions, and recent developments in EUTM and RCD protection.
Moreover, besides mandatory courses, the learning plan proposes supplementary materials that will allow a deeper understanding of these subject matters.
- Hierarchy of norms in EU trade mark law
- Webinar: Languages and trade mark examination
- Webinar: CP3 Experience on implementation and latest case law
- Relation to other IP rights
- Novelty, individual character, informed user
- Webinar: Design Image Search
- IP tools within IP Processes
- Design decisions of the Boards of Appeal
- Design decisions of the GC and CJEU from the last years
- IP Expresso: Litigation before the General Court form a practitioner’s perspective
- General Court and Court of Justice procedures in Intellectual Property matters
- Maintenance of Trade Mark protection
- Webinar: Distinctiveness of colour marks
- Webinar: Position Marks
- Webinar: Sound marks: anything new on the horizon?
- Webinar: Trade mark dilution
- Webinar: Comparison of signs
- Webinar: Opposition based on article 8(3) EUTMR
- Webinar: Admissibility and substantiation of opposition based on article 8(4) EUTMR
- The relevant Consumer and Trademarks
- Cancellation proceedings
- Filing an appeal before the Boards of Appeal
- 3D Marks. Application of Article 7(1)(e)(ii) CTMR
All the courses in the list below will provide you with an individual certificate of completion. Once all courses are completed a general certificate of completion for this activity will be issued.
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Not started Introduction to the EUTM system - EN (15-03-2017) (Basic Level) (with certificate)
This presentation provides a short introduction to the EUTM system. More specifically the requirements for registration and the characteristics of the proceedings; the legal instruments and institutions of the EUTM system and the interplay between the EUTM system and the national trade mark systems.Speaker: Dominik HANF - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department
Not started European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) in a Nutshell 2019 (Basic level) (with certificate)
This is an eLearning course presenting core information related to the European Union trade mark (EUTM) and the scope and functioning of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It reflects the legislative changes which entered into force on 1st October 2017. There are 8 modules with an estimated learning time of 4 hours. The Value of a Trade Mark What is a T...
Not started International Classification of Goods and Services
An introduction to the classification, to help you understand how to create a list of goods and services for your applications. This will take you through the basics of the Nice Classification, show Office tools to help you choose correct terms, and how to avoid deficiencies. Speaker: Thom CLARK - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department (ICLAD)
Not started Webinar: The Unitary character of EUTM (Advanced level) (with Certificate)
Following the Article 1(2) EUTMR: An EU trade mark shall have a Unitary character. It shall have equal effect throughout the Union: it shall not be registered, transferred or surrendered or be the subject of a decision revoking the rights of the proprietor or declaring it invalid, nor shall its use be prohibited, save in respect of the whole Union. This principle shall apply unless otherwise provi...
Not started Generic Trade Marks
Words or indications that name a product or service are customary or generic in trade and cannot fulfil the essential function of a trade mark. The next webinar will cover generic trade marks from the perspective of Article 7(1)(d) EUTMR, addressing how these terms are barred from registration, and through Article 58(1)(b) EUTMR, which foresees the possibility of revocation of such signs which may...
Not started Webinar: Public order and morality (Advanced level) (with Certificate)
Offensive trademarks should never be registered. Is this right and what does it mean in practice? A discourse on marks that may offend ‘public order or accepted principles of morality’. Or not. Warning! Contains bad language. Speaker: William TROTT - EUIPO - Seconded National Expert, Boards of Appeal
Not started Webinar: Geographical names pursuant to article 7(1)(c) EUTMR (Advanced level) (with certificate)
In this webinar, an assessment of trade marks consisting of geographical terms is covered. The key questions addressed during it are the following: Is the geographic location known to the relevant public? Is the geographical location associated with specific goods & services? Are the goods and services normally marketed with reference to a geographic location? ...
Not started Webinar: Assessment of the deceptive character, Art. 7(1)(g) EUTMR (Advanced level) (with Certificate)
The webinar deals with the assessment of the deceptive character of trademark applications, in particular with the determination of the relevant public. Various circumstances in which a deceptive link between a sign and the goods/services it is to be registered for may exist are discussed. Finally, the webinar also touches upon deceptive signs in invalidity proceedings. Speaker: Ruxandra ...
Not started EU Certification marks: Lessons learned from examination of first applications
As of 1st October 2017, certification marks are available for the first time at EU level as a new kind of EU trade mark. This webinar provides an overview of the new certification mark legal scheme in the EU, focusing on the specific legal and procedural issues related to EU certification marks and the lessons learned since its implementation. Speaker: María Luisa ARANDA SALES - EU...
Not started Webinar: Article 8(5) EUTMR part II: Protection of Reputed Marks (Advanced level) (with Certificate)
The presentation provides an overview of the protection of reputed marks pursuant to Article 8(5) EUTMR, as developed in case law. The topic is presented in two parts. This second part reviews the three types of injuries (free riding, dilution and tarnishment), the due cause defence and highlights some tips for strategy. Speaker: Péter SIPOS - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs...
Not started Use it or lose it - Revocation of trade mark for non-use
Find out about revocation: How can a mark be cancelled due to lack of use and what are the consequencesHow can genuine use be proven to ensure the mark remains registered Speaker: Carmen SÁNCHEZ PALOMARES - EUIPO - Operations Department
Not started Guide to Proof of Use
This e-learning activity will provide you with an overview of the legal framework and the Office’s practice (as reflected in the EUIPO’s Guidelines) in opposition cases involving a request for proof of use under Article 47 EUTMR (including the assessment of the evidence submitted). Please, notice that you can only enroll to this course using a General Account or PES applicant account. (It i...
Not started Proof of Priority and Seniority 2-3-2016 (Advanced level) (with certificate)
Review of the evidence to be provided by applicants filing an application of seniority or priority.Speaker: Anja WEBER - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department
Not started Webinar: Well-known facts and practical experience (Advanced level) (with certificate)
What are well-known facts? Which are the procedural consequences of relying on well-known facts in a decision? This webinar deals with the notion and the scope of well-known facts in trade mark proceedings before the EUIPO. It will explain their procedural relevance and give practical examples in cases relating to absolute and relative grounds for refusal. Speaker: André POHLMANN - EUIPO -...
Not started Registered Community Design (RCD) in a Nutshell 2019 (Basic level) (with certificate)
This is an eLearning course presenting core information about the Registered Community Design (RCD) system. There are 7 modules with an estimated learning time of 3.5 hours. The benefits of industrial designs What is a design right? The requirements for a design right Obtaining designs rights in Europe How to register an industrial design with the EUIPO Invalidity procedure A...
Not started Requirements for Registration of a Community Design 7-12-2015 (with certificate)
This presentation outlines the formal requirements to be fulfilled for obtaining registration of a design.Speaker: Mladen STAMENOV - EUIPO - Operations Department (OD)
Not started The Madrid System - EN (Basic level) (with certificate)
The presentation is a general overview of the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trade marks administered by WIPO. It provides an insight in the registration process and the function of the EUIPO when acting either as office of origin or as designated office.Speaker: Patricia LÓPEZ - EUIPO - Operations Department.
Not started Webinar: Restitutio in integrum and continuation of proceedings (Advanced level) (with Certificate)
Although the EUIPO Boards of Appeal deliver decisions in a swift and timely manner, the four-tier decision-taking possibility in cases affecting the EUTM and RCD register, combined with the complexities of parallel national rights and infringement proceedings, makes for potentially length proceedings. Since ‘justice delayed is justice denied’, fast moving products and services need quick, dura...