Webinar: Community Trade Mark - Tips for efficiently requesting changes to the RegisterSpeaker: Flavius Stan - EUIPO - Operations Department
Based on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, this presentation describes in detail the application of fundamental rights for applicants, e.g. the right to be heard, how facts must be presented by decision takers (relevant facts, legal matters and evidence) and the duty to state the reasons on which decisions are founded. It introduces to the distinction between 'Inter partes' ...
Titles too famous Intermediate
Based on case law, the presentation discusses how to assess marks containing the names of authors and/or titles of books. Second, it discusses the relationship between the protection provided by the registration of a trade mark and the protection provided by copyright.Speaker: Philipp VON KAPFF - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal (BoA)
The name of sport events (‘Rio 2016) Intermediate
Case study on EUIPO approach to 'event marks' as exemplified by the 'Germany 2006' CTM applied for before the World Championship of football. As a rule, such marks and the G&S for which protection is sought should be dismissed. There are, however, exceptions based on 'rapidly' acquired distinctiveness. The presentation discusses the way this exception should be applied.Speaker: Martin FIS...
Case study of the notion of bad faith in cancellation and invalidity proceedings. Bad faith includes not only dishonesty but also dealings which fall short of the standards of acceptable commercial behaviour. The presentation is based on extensive references to case law.Speaker: Gordon HUMPHREYS - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal (BoA)
This webinar presents the relation between form and function, e.g. does form come before function or vice versa. It further describes, by means of examples the theoretical and practical problems of interpreting the regulation.Speaker: Martin SCHLÖTELBURG - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal
How to efficiently manage opposition proceedings Intermediate
This webinar provides information to applicants/customers about ways to present facts and arguments when filing a Notice of opposition. It further reviews other procedural issues, e.g. request for proof of use, restrictions of list of goods & services, withdrawal of opposition. Speaker: Claudia SCHLIE - EUIPO - Operations Department
Webinar: Introduire un appel devant les Chambres de recours: quelques conseils pratiques (French language) Intermediate
Ce webinaire present les conditions formelles liées à l’introduction d’un appel devant les Chambres de Recours. Il passe ensuite en revue les procédures à suivre en tant que e-utilisateur.Speaker: Camila Kryger - EUIPO - Board of Appeal (BoA)
Review of the requirements in relation to Admissibility and Substantiation in Opposition Proceedings. Speaker: Volker MENSING - EUIPO - Operations Department
The relevant public and its level of attention Intermediate
This presentation reviews the relevance of the notions of 'public' and/or 'relevant consumer' in Trade Mark Examination. Key concepts are e.g. 'identity', 'likelihood of confusion' and 'reputation'. Further topics are the identification of the relevant public/consumer and the attributes of this consumers, e.g. in terms of low/high attention. Speaker: Sophia BONNE - EUIPO - International Cooperatio...
Comparing the marks: assessing Dominant and Distinctive components. Distinctiveness of the earlier mark Intermediate
Based on extensive references to examples, this presentation provides the criteria used in Opposition proceedings to assess which elements (=components) of a mark are dominant and/or distinctive. Speaker: Vanessa PAGE - EUIPO - Operations Department
Review of the notions of 1) absolute and relative admissibility of proceedings and 2) substantiation (evidence put forward by opponents to prove reputation of earlier mark. Speaker: Volker MENSING - EUIPO - Operations Department
This presentation reviews the notion of dilution, i.e.detriment to distinctiveness of an earlier mark. The review, centered on the ECJ judgment in the ' Wolf's Head ' case, presents subjective (consumers' perception) and objective (change of economic behaviour) requirement to proving 'dilution' of an earlier mark. Speaker: Mira RAJH - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department
This webinar will provide the following insights: Case study of copyright as an instance of an IP right to be applied in invalidity proceedings. Review of the notion of 'copyright' (including the distinction between economic and moral rights) and the international agreements that pave the way for proceedings. Speaker: Stefan MARTIN - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal (BoA)
The effective use of tools in opposition proceedings Intermediate
Review of the use of electronic tools in opposition procedures between the Office and opponents. Speaker: Sylvie ALBRECHT EUIPO - Customer Services Department
After a comparison of absolute grounds and relative grounds, this presentation provides a summary of key notions and procedures within opposition proceedings. Speaker: Claudia Schlie - EUIPO - Operations Department (OD)
The session provides an introduction to the phases (or life cycle) of CTMs (Community Trade Marks) from application to registration and some key notions, e.g. priority, seniority and opposition. It also provides some statistics as of beginning 2015.Speaker: Sophia BONNE - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department
This presentation reviews the electronic tools available on the OHIM site for filing oppositions. Speaker: Iris DE GROODT - EUIPO - Customer Services Department
Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Amending Regulation will enter into force on 23 March 2016. From that day, the Office will be called the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Community trade mark will be called the European...
This presentation contains two distinct parts. The former reviews the parameters of global assessement, based on i) interdependency of relevant parameters, e.g. similarity, ii) general principles, e.g. method of purchase; iii) types of signs, e.g. short, multiple-word and iv) the parties' arguments; the latter provides useful tips for how to draft a decision. Speaker: Jessica LEWIS - EUIPO - Opera...
The importance of design - intensive industries in the EU economy. Economic benefit from registering IP rights within the EU (with certificate) Advanced
Based on studies conducted by OHIM/EUIPO and the European Commission, this presentation shows the importance of design for the European economy, and in particular, the importance of industries with intensive use of design. Speaker: Nathan WAJSMAN - EUIPO - European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Observatory)