The focus of this IP Expresso is placed on the Geographical Indications. The discussion is going step further than the typical approach from the point of view of trade mark law and analyses various aspects related to the Gis, such as: possibilities to protect them by other legal meands, the concept of property and the ownership, their contribution to the social cohesion and economic development. S...
Presentation of both recently implemented and future improvements of the CESTO tool in order to keep it updated and more user friendly. The most frequently asked questions about CESTO are also tackled. Speakers:Carolina PITARCH - EUIPO - Customer Services Department;Rosana MORENO - EUIPO - External Service Provider, Customer Services Department
DesignClass (Intermediate level) Intermediate
Presentation on the main functionalities of DesignClass, a tool that helps to search and translate product indications needed to apply for design protection. Speakers: Carolina JIMENEZ ROY - Customer Services Department;Michael BAYLON - External service provider, Customer Services Department.
IP tools within IP Processes (Intermediate level) Intermediate
An overview of the online tools that EUIPO offers to its users and indication at which stage of the IP processes they can be used. Speaker: Carolina JIMENEZ ROY - Customer Services Department;Michael BAYLON - External service provider, Customer Services Department.
DesignClass (French language) (Intermediate) Intermediate
Presentation on the main functionalities of DesignClass, a tool that helps to search and translate product indications needed to apply for design protection. Speaker: Carolina JIMENEZ ROY - Customer Services Department;Nuria GONZÁLEZ - Customer Services Department
Trade mark dilution (Advanced level) Advanced
The presentation provides an overview of the foundations of dilution in EU law and an analysis of the basic concept of dilution with special focus on two areas of pratcical difficultuy: the concepts of Uniqueness and Change in the economic behaviour of consumers. Speaker: Simon Malynicz QC, Three New Square Intellectual Property, London
DesignView (French language) (Intermediate level) Intermediate
Presentation of the design search tool based on the data of the registers of the participating offices, the WIPO and the EUIPO. Designview is a centralized access point to view the registered design information held by any of the participating National Offices, in a unique presentation format, independently of which office the data is coming from. Speaker: Carolina JIMENEZ ROY - Customer Service...
Study on fake smartphones (Intermediate level) Intermediate
Presentation of the EU Observatory´s study on the cost of IPR infringement in the smartphones sector. This study aims to estimate the economic impact of counterfeit smartphones in the European Union and at the global level on the legitimate sector. Speaker: Carolina ARIAS BURGOS - EUIPO - Observatory Department
TM View (French language) (Intermediate level) Intermediate
An overview of the main functionalities of TMview. An online tool allowing any user to: carry out 24/7 trade mark searches in 22 languages of the EU; find out the goods and services protected by a competitors' trade mark; examine trade mark details such as legal status, graphic representation, registration date, etc. Speakers: Carolina JIMÉNEZ ROY-Customer Services Department. Nuria GONZÁLEZ-C...
The presentation analyses the use of parody in relation to trade marks with reputation under article 8 (5) EUTMR. How to prove reputation of a trade mark and the balance between the protection of intellectual property rights and the freedom of speech is also assessed through the relevant case law.Speaker: Stefan MARTIN - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal
Trade Marks in the Fashion Industry: protection of objects, position marks and colours 01-2-2017 (Basic Level) Basic
This presentation provides an overview on how the fashion industry functions, explaining its specificities and the main problems the industry is facing and gives different points of view in relation to protection possibilities through the intellectual property laws.Speaker: Stefan MARTIN - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal
The presentation is a review of the institutional and substantive changes that entered into force on 23 of March 2016 ammending the EUTMR. Furthermore, the main aspects of the secondary legislation, the Implementing and Delegated acts, that enter into force on 1st October 2017 are analysed. Speaker: Dimitris BOTIS - EUIPO - International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department
Given the requirement that a trade mark must be used within five years from its registration, some trade mark holders seek to extend their rights by submitting identical mark just before the expiry of the five year period. This presentation reviews the legal context and the relevant case law concerning repeated filings of EUTM applications.Speaker: Laura PEDEMONTE, Barzanò & Zanardo Mila...
The presentation provides an overview, through examination of a fictitious wine label, of the absolute grounds for refusal and the possible oppositions to the registration based on earlier rights that an EUTM application for wine products should overcome in order to proceed to the register.Speaker: Benjamin FONTAIN, EGYP, Alicante.
The presentation analyses the main aspects of design infringement such as: the applicable law, the design that is subject to litigation, assessment and comparison between the infringing and the infringed design and the acts of infringement. Furthermore, some of the most relevant cases of design infringement are explained.Speaker: David MUSKER, RGC Jenkins & Co.
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
Non traditional trade marks in the Andean System (16-03-2017) (Basic level) (Spanish Language) Basic
This presentation offers an insight in the practice concerning examination of the registrability of non traditional trade marks in the Andean System and more specifically in Colombia through analysis of the legal framework and relevant case law.Speaker: Juan Manuel SERRANO, Delegatura para la Propiedad Industrial, Colombia.
Presentation about the implementation of the common practice resulting from the Convergence Project 4, dealing with the scope of protection of black and white Trade Marks, and its impact on EUIPO´s practice concerning priorities.Speaker: Irene MARUGÁN - EUIPO - External Service Provider, International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department
This general overview of the Community Design system tackles the definition of a design, differences between registered and unregistered designs, the scope of protection and the advantages from registering the designs. Furthermore the filing process and the examination of the applications are analysed.Speaker: Benjamin VAN BAVEL - EUIPO - Operations Department.
Position Marks (Advanced Level) Advanced
The presentation analyses the concept of position marks. Both conditions of registrability and assessment of distinctive character are explained throug relavant case law and practical examples. Speaker: Virginia MELGAR - EUIPO - Boards of Appeal
The presentation analyses how the duplication appear in the Terminology Maintenance Console and why should they be avoided. Furthermore, guidance, on how to handle them is provided through practical examples. Speaker: Mona JARMER - Customer Services Department