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July 07, 2020 - case_law_comment

From Luxembourg with Love

From Luxembourg with Love

Hugs and kisses are just not distinctive! General Court ruling in the ‘XOXO’ case confirms that internet slang is to be taken into consideration when assessing distinctive character of trade marks.

July 07, 2020 - news_events

First EUIPO Customer Panel on IP Dissemination

First EUIPO Customer Panel on IP Dissemination

How effectively do the EUIPO’s dissemination tools and services support your work?
The recent online customer panel discussed this and other questions.

July 07, 2020 - practice_tips

Are YOU an EU Certification or Collective Mark Applicant?

Are YOU an EU Certification or Collective Mark Applicant?

Drafting the regulations governing use needn’t be complicated. Download the EUIPO’s latest templates to help avoid deficiency letters and speed up your route to registration.

June 05, 2020 - General

NEW! e-reply button for ALL e-communications

NEW! e-reply button for ALL e-communications

In light of the difficulties that customers have reported when working from home, the EUIPO has accelerated the work on eCommunications so that all communications sent to the Office can be done so online.

June 05, 2020 - practice_tips

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

JPEG or PNG, MP4 or MKV? Five accepted formats

When putting your supporting documents onto data carriers*, the right file format and size are important considerations. But which formats should you use? And how large can your attachments be?

June 05, 2020 - case_law_comment

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

By Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal

Hickiesʼ shoe ties ‘departure from the norm’ not remarkable.
The General Court’s rejection of EUTM application for Hickies’ shoelaces confirms previous judgment on Converse All Star shoe sole, showing once again how difficult it is to register 3D shapes as EUTMs The ‘departure from the norm’ must be remarkable at first sight.

May 05, 2020 - case_law_comment

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

Liability of online market giants for the warehousing of counterfeits

By Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal

Are online marketplaces such as Amazon liable for storing and delivering counterfeit goods on behalf of sellers that use their platform? The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies this controversial point for specific circumstances.

May 05, 2020 - practice_tips

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

PRACTICE TIP OF THE MONTH

Thinking of requesting a restriction? Pause, consider, aim for 100 % acceptance

Since 1 February 2020 and the change in EUIPO practice as regards Article 49 EUTMR, the process of making final adjustments to your list of goods and services before registration has been simplified. However, we’d like to add a note of caution

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.

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