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November 14, 2019 - General

Save the date — IP Case Law (IPCLC) Conference on 21 and 22 May 2020 in Alicante

Save the date — IP Case Law (IPCLC) Conference on 21 and 22 May 2020 in Alicante

Following the resounding success of the previous two colloquiums in 2016 and 2018, the EUIPO Boards of Appeal together with the International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department and the Academy will host the third IP Case Law Conference (IPCLC) on 21 and 22 May 2020, at their headquarters in Alicante.

 

November 14, 2019 - General

DesignEuropa Awards 2020: submit your designs now!

DesignEuropa Awards 2020: submit your designs now!

The DesignEuropa 2020 call for entries is open until 20 April 2020 (included).
The Awards Ceremony will be held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, on 20 October 2020 in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property.

 

November 14, 2019 - General

Key User Managers in Paris, Seville, Helsinki and Florence!

Key User Managers in Paris, Seville, Helsinki and Florence!

Request a visit to your premises now at KeyUserManagement@euipo.europa.eu

 

November 14, 2019 - General

Live webinar: What are the standard of proof, which means of evidence are accepted?

Live webinar: What are the standard of proof, which means of evidence are accepted?

Do you know the general rules of assessment and common mistakes? Watch our interactive live-streamed webinar on how to assess evidence of acquired distinctiveness from 12 November 2019, Speaker: Tobias Klee – EUIPO Operations Department.

November 14, 2019 - General

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October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

CASE-LAW COMMENT

CASE-LAW COMMENT

Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal

SCOPE OF PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES

The General Court clarifies for the first time the scope of protection of plant variety denominations (PVDs) under Article 7(1)(m) EUTMR.

When the PVD is THE ONLY element of the mark or the DOMINANT element (due to size or position) of the mark or when ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS are NEGLIGIBLE, the mark must be refused.

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

‘Elementary, my dear Watson’: being famous is one thing, and proving use is another.

‘Elementary, my dear Watson’: being famous is one thing, and proving use is another.

The Second Board ruled that the evidence submitted proved that Sherlock Holmes was a famous character but did not establish use for the specific goods and services covered by the relevant EUTM (Case No R 0982/2018‑2).

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

Practice tip of the month — Retail of pre-paid cards in the list of goods and services

Practice tip of the month — Retail of pre-paid cards in the list of goods and services

Pre-paid cards can be equivalent to common payment cards — not limited to certain products or services. As such, they are considered to be a financial service, proper to Class 36. No further specification within Class 36 would be necessary.

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

New! TMview beta version including features based on user feedback

New! TMview beta version including features based on user feedback

A new feature in the beta version allows two or more trade marks to be selected and placed side by side for comparison. Users can also easily export search results to PDF, Excel and Word formats. An improved beta version of TMview (https://www.euipn.org/tmview/beta/) is now available alongside the original interface as part of a planned improvement to the world’s largest database for free trade mark searches.

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

E-withdrawal of an RCD application and restitutio in integrum available

E-withdrawal of an RCD application and restitutio in integrum available

Following its endeavors to provide a complete electronic communication experience, the Office has released new features that allow online withdrawal of an RCD application on the same day that it is filed and restitutio in integrum. For more information, contact us at KeyUserManagement@euipo.europa.eu

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

Improved machine translation in eSearch Case Law

Improved machine translation in eSearch Case Law

When searching for case-law to support a case before the court, machine translations of court decisions can be useful for gaining an immediate general understanding of the content of a particular judgment before obtaining certified translations. They can therefore save you time and money.

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

New! Collection of national IP enforcement case-law

New! Collection of national IP enforcement case-law

A new case-law collection report on the liability and obligations of intermediary service providers has been prepared by the Observatory through the Knowledge Circle Enforcement. The report can be found here.

October 17, 2019 - About the EUIPO

Stay informed!

Stay informed!

Webinar 15/10, 10:00: How to upload quality pictures and use the bulk upload templates in the IP Enforcement Portal

September 12, 2019 - General

Key User Managers in The Hague, Lisbon and Porto!

Key User Managers in The Hague, Lisbon and Porto!

Request a visit to your premises now at KeyUserManagement@euipo.europa.eu

September 12, 2019 - General

EUIPO-EURid collaborate in a bid to protect EUTM applicants from domain name abuse

EUIPO-EURid collaborate in a bid to protect EUTM applicants  from domain name abuse

2019 has been a year of interesting developments in the fight against cyber-squatting and bad faith domain name registrations. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon practice these days for third parties to secure similar or identical domains as soon as EUTM applications are published.

September 12, 2019 - General

Will we need to protect the IP of the human body?

Will we need to protect the IP of the human body?

During the last EUIPO-EPO IP Executive Week, cutting-edge issues in intellectual property were discussed. For example, the latest innovations in artificial intelligence in the neurological field will enable future cures for brain disease. But this also raises sensitive questions. Will our thoughts remain private? https://youtu.be/IeFL61WF8ao

September 12, 2019 - General

Practice tip of the month: registration of a transfer of ownership

Practice tip of the month: registration of a transfer of ownership

The Webinar on proceedings in trade mark and design registry after registration, available from 10.00 on 3 September via the EUIPO’s Learning Portal, tackles this and other issues. It explains, for example, that the Office examines the supporting evidence only to the extent that they actually confirm what is indicated in the application and that there are no discrepancies between the documents. The Office does not consider or rule on contractual or legal questions arising under national law. If doubts arise, it is the national courts that deal with the legality of the transfer.

September 12, 2019 - General

Are you among the EUIPO’s top 25 e-users?

Are you among the EUIPO’s top 25 e-users?

The ranking of our top online users in the European Union is now available online for the second quarter of 2019.
 
The Top 25 ranking includes users registered as representatives, or groups of representatives, associations, lawyers, EUIPO professionals and employee representatives.

September 12, 2019 - General

Brexit. Be prepared!

Brexit. Be prepared!

The withdrawal date, initially set for 30 March 2019, is now 31 October 2019. What impact will Brexit have on EUTMs and RCDs?

September 12, 2019 - General

To prove use or not to prove use? Do the free new online course and prove use every time!

To prove use or not to prove use?  Do the free new online course and prove use every time!

This interactive, in-depth Proof of Use e-learning course clearly explains all the aspects that proof of use may involve. It covers both procedural and substantial issues and provides a general overview of the legal framework and the EUIPO’s practice for opposition cases involving a request for proof of use under Article 47 EUTMR.

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