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Stefan Martin, Member of the Second Board of Appeal
Trademarks and Marihuana: Registration of trade marks containing the word “cannabis” or any equivalent
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.
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.
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.
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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.