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May 05, 2020 - news_events

Key User Quiz winners

Key User Quiz winners

128 Key Users entered our 2020 Key User Quiz! Thank you for your enthusiastic participation. We are delighted to inform you that the winners are …

May 05, 2020 - news_events

BoA update

BoA update

  • IP Case Law Conference rescheduled for 15-16 October
  • Publication of Rules of Procedure of Boards of Appeal
  • News from the Grand Board

April 02, 2020 - practice_tips

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

Do you want to register a design?

Look no further than DesignClass for your product indications

April 02, 2020 - Learning

Tired of having your arguments dismissed?

Tired of having your arguments dismissed?

Parties tend to repeat the same arguments, which are often dismissed in opposition and cancellation proceedings. Learn how to present your arguments in a better light.

April 02, 2020 - General

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

The EUIPO is committed to providing the best possible service during this challenging period. Time limits have been extended but are all time limits included?

April 02, 2020 - case_law_comment

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

The Court of Justice confirms that a lack of precision in the specification of the goods and services of an earlier mark does not mean that an opposition will be dismissed

04/03/2020, C‑155/18 P to C‑155/18, Tulliallan Burlington v EUIPO, ECLI:EU:C:2020:151

 

March 11, 2020 - practice_tips

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

Time to renew your EUTM? Choose e-renewal for reduced fees!

Are you clear about the EUIPO’s renewals system?

February 09, 2020 - case_law_comment

CASE LAW COMMENT

CASE LAW COMMENT

Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal

By a judgment rendered on 12 December 2019, the Court of Justice dismisses the appeal filed by the EUIPO against a judgment of the General Court allowing the registration of a bottle taking the shape of an amphora.

January 09, 2020 - practice_tips

2019 PRACTICE TIP HIGHLIGHTS!

2019 PRACTICE TIP HIGHLIGHTS!

Let’s start the year as we mean to go on. With this month’s focus on quality we thought we’d begin by giving you a round-up of some of our best PRACTICE TIPS from last year, to help ensure you tick every box in the trade mark application process and don’t miss out on any vital information.

February 09, 2020 - practice_tips

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

writing a list of goods and services

Why is the list of goods and services so important?

The list of goods and services determines the scope of protection of a trade mark. It must be specified as accurately and precisely as possible and classified under one of the classes of the Nice Classification.

March 10, 2020 - case_law_comment

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

General Court confirms rejection of cannabis trade mark on the ground of public order pursuant to Article 7(1)(f) of European Union Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR).

December 17, 2019 - case_law_comment

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal

Court of justice declares
12/09/2019, C-541/18

Traditionally, when considering the perception of the relevant public the distinctive character of a trade mark must be assessed in relation to its specific goods and services.

December 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

Wrapping up an amazing 2019, in which the EUIPO celebrated its 25th birthday, the KUM team wish to extend our warmest wishes for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for all your support and the testimonials you contributed to our celebrations.

We look forward to our continued collaboration in 2020.

Your Key User Management team.

December 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

Need more information? Want to make a suggestion?

December 17, 2019 - General

Stay informed! december

December 17, 2019 - Learning

Top 25 e-users for Q3 2019

Top 25 e-users for Q3 2019

The ranking of our top online users in the EU is now available for the third quarter of 2019. The Top 25 includes users registered as the following type of representative:

  • EUIPO professional representative
  • employee representative
  • lawyer
  • association of representatives.

December 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

Interactive webinar: let them know you exist!

Interactive webinar: let them know you exist!

Domain names and trade marks as business builders

Get a general overview of domain names and their importance to SMEs in their business strategy and question the speaker panel! Three experts from different backgrounds, institutional and private, will discuss and analyse the interrelationship between domain names and trade marks and their complementary nature

December 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

The quality control of absolute ground decisions is now even more efficient

The quality control of absolute ground decisions is now even more efficient

As from September 2019, the EUIPO’s back-office systems have a new internal quality check (IQC) workflow for EUTM decisions on absolute grounds.

This initiative is a result of user feedback. It was inspired by the outcome of discussions held at the stakeholder quality assurance panel ( SQAP) audits and by general feedback from internal and external users on quality in this particular area.

November 14, 2019 - General

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal

Trademarks and Marihuana: Registration of trade marks containing the word “cannabis” or any equivalent

 

November 14, 2019 - General

Practice tip of the month — claiming acquired distinctiveness through use to overcome an objection for lack...

Practice tip of the month — claiming acquired distinctiveness through use to overcome an objection for lack...

Applicants should be aware of various important aspects to take into account when deciding to put a claim, the timing of the claim, the type of claim and the type of evidence to submit.  These and other issues are addressed in the webinar ‘How to assess evidence of acquired distinctiveness’ available on the EUIPO’s Learning Portal. 

 

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