Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
Boga & Associates
To keep you up-to-date with the latest economic and financial developments, this newsletter prepared by our Team provides information that may affect the operation of your business in Albania.
Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OEG
As one of the key changes in the new EU Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR) and Trade Marks Directive, graphical representation is no longer necessary for filing EU trade marks or national marks.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 2 March 2018, the President of the Dutch-language Commercial Court of Brussels (Voorzitter van de Nederlandstalige rechtbank van koophandel te Brussel/Président ...
Marks & Clerk
In Weber-Stephen Products LLC v EUIPO the General Court (GC) rejected an EUTM application for ‘iGrill' in class 9 for computer software, hardware and electronic food thermometers.
Mishcon de Reya
The CJEU has ruled in Louboutin's favour in deciding that its red sole is not a shape mark; it is a position mark for a colour applied to the sole of a shoe.
J A Kemp
Although it is not unique to the field, the approach of the European Patent Office (EPO) can present significant challenges to applicants seeking to pursue claims to conventional antibody molecules.
J A Kemp
The European Patent Office (EPO) applies the same basic patentability criteria to antibodies as to other inventions, but it can sometimes appear that antibodies are treated as a special case.
Jones Day
The proposed amendment to the European regulation 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products would introduce an exception to the scope of protection...
Mayer Brown
On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Christian Louboutin's red sole trademark was valid (Case C-163/16).
Marks & Clerk
It is now possible, as of 13 June 2018, to designate the UK as an individual country in a Hague design registration.
Mamo TCV Advocates
Some readers may be familiar with the 2011 case filed by Mr. Louboutin against fashion giants Yves Saint Laurent over the former's US trademark registration for his famous red sole.
SKW Schwarz
On June 12, 2018, the CJEU ruled (C-163/16) that the red sole of Louboutin shoes can be protected as a trademark.
SKW Schwarz
Der EuGH hat am 12. Juni 2018 (C-163/16) entschieden, dass die rote Sohle von Louboutin-Schuhen als Marke geschützt werden kann.
Haseltine Lake LLP
To mark our 40 years in Europe, we interviewed our colleague, Sandeep Basra from our Munich office, to find out what patent attorneys get up to…
LCA Studio Legale
What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction? The relevant trade mark authority in Italy is the Italian Patent and Trademark Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi – UIBM).
Dennemeyer Group
Nomen est omen: living up to their name, trade secrets have long played a somewhat shadowy existence if compared to their counter fellows in Intellectual Property, especially the mighty patents.
Gorodissky & Partners
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an international organisation of regional economic integration having an international legal standing.
Gorodissky & Partners
A licence agreement in Russia is one of the contractual forms of intellectual property rights disposal. According to article 1235(1) of the Russian Civil Code, under the licence agreement ...
Deris IP Attorneys
The new Turkish IP Code no. 6769 ("IP Code"), which is now in force for almost more than a year, introduced the possibility for the trademark applicants ...
Deris IP Attorneys
The criminal provisions of the Code of Industrial Property No:6769 (IP Code) which has been entered into force on January 10, 2017 lists the following acts to constitute trademark infringement ...
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According to Article 54 of the European Patent Convention, an invention is considered to be new if it does not form part of the state of the art.
Marks & Clerk
The EPO's Boards of Appeal underwent comprehensive reform in 2017, one of the aims of which was to enshrine their independence by delegating power to the President of the Boards of Appeal.
STA Law Firm
The Unified Patent Court (Immunities and the Privileges) Order made on 8 February 2018 is recently making a lot of clatter in the European Union.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Although the proposed revision aims at improving "the efficiency and predictability of appeal proceedings before the Boards of Appeal of the EPO", it appears doubtful whether these objectives will be achieved
Gorodissky & Partners
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an international organisation of regional economic integration having an international legal standing.
Gowling WLG
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another.
Gowling WLG
The European Commission has proposed a "targeted adjustment" to intellectual property law with a view to reducing the restrictions on EU-based manufacturers of pharmaceuticals seeking to compete in global markets.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Did you know the U.K. patents system penalizes a failure to record a patent transaction at the Patent Office by depriving a successful plaintiff of its entitlement to recover its full legal costs in any subsequent infringement litigation on that patent?
Today, 13 June 2018, the UK became a member of the "Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs". This follows the UK's ratification of the agreement three months previously.
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