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May 25, 2021 - practice_tips

Admissibility check harmonised

Admissibility check harmonised

The extent of admissibility check in opposition and relative grounds invalidity proceedings has been harmonised.

May 25, 2021 - General

‘In 25 years, we’ve never seen anything like it!’

‘In 25 years, we’ve never seen anything like it!’

EUIPO Operations Director, Karin Kuhl, on the remarkable rise of trade mark applications.

May 25, 2021 - General

Your voice is heard!

Your voice is heard!

Remember our survey to rank Key User services? We are taking your opinions into account.

May 25, 2021 - General

IP rights online

IP rights online

What can you do if a counterfeit product is being sold online? And what about IPR infringement on social media?

May 25, 2021 - case_law_comment

Seeing Red: representing a mark consisting of a colour combination

Seeing Red: representing a mark consisting of a colour combination

In its first judgment since the Red Bull case in the CJEU, the General Court clarifies its approach to colour marks and Article 4 EUTMR.
24/03/2021, T‑193/18, Andreas Stihl v EUIPO, EU:T:2021:163

May 04, 2021 - case_law_comment

A heavy evidential burden

A heavy evidential burden

The General Court underlines the stringent requirements to prove that a sign falls foul of Article 7(1)(d) EUTMR
17/03/2021, T‑878/19, K‑9, EU:T:2021:146

May 04, 2021 - practice_tips

Less is more!

Less is more!

Two changes to design practice result in fewer deficiencies and more applications accepted.

May 04, 2021 - news_events

Links outshine attachments

Links outshine attachments

The EUIPO launches a pilot to replace attachments with links in official communications.

March 23, 2021 - news_events

2 valid representatives needed

2 valid representatives needed

Are at least 2 valid representatives linked to your association? If not, your account with the EUIPO could be blocked. Check to see whether you comply.

March 23, 2021 - practice_tips

Let us do the work!

Let us do the work!

Lists of goods and services are translated for free into every official language of the EU.

March 23, 2021 - news_events

Agorateka for legal content online

Agorateka for legal content online

The European legal online content initiative adds new portals in Spain.

March 23, 2021 - case_law_comment

Missing the point

Missing the point

VROOM and confusing form for function in the classification of goods and services. 24/02/2021, T‑56/20, VROOM, EU:T:2021:103

March 03, 2021 - news_events

Farewell to fax, CDs and attachments!

Farewell to fax, CDs and attachments!

The month of March brings with it many changes. No more fax, changes in accepted data carriers and attachments to be replaced by links in your e-communications

March 03, 2021 - practice_tips

Renew early for peace of mind

Renew early for peace of mind

At the EUIPO, it pays to make your EUTM renewal application in good time and before the deadline.

March 03, 2021 - news_events

New EUIPO 2021 Guidelines

New EUIPO 2021 Guidelines

The EUIPO’s new Guidelines for the Examination of Trade Marks and Designs were published on 1 March 2021.

March 03, 2021 - case_law_comment

Is milk made for humans?

Is milk made for humans?

The General Court allows the registration of a controversial slogan as a trade mark.

17/12/2020, T‑253/20, Oatley v EUIPO, EU:T:2021:21

February 01, 2021 - General

Questions on the SME Fund?

Questions on the SME Fund?

Applications and questions are coming in thick and fast. We clarify the answers to the top three questions received from IP representatives.

February 01, 2021 - practice_tips

Does your trade mark contain a geographical term?

Does your trade mark contain a geographical term?

The EUIPO will not register your trade mark if it contains or evokes a PDO or PGI protected in the EU. This month our spotlight is on GIview, the new tool that will help you prescreen for potential conflict and avoid objections.

February 01, 2021 - case_law_comment

Always judge a cheese by its cover

Always judge a cheese by its cover

The Court of Justice rules on the application of PGIs and PDOs to the appearance of a product.

February 01, 2021 - news_events

Fax Alternative

Fax Alternative

As the end of fax draws near (1 March 2021), remember to use the ‘Fax Alternative’ option only when there is no other suitable e-option available.

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