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Bulgaria
United Trademark & Patent Services
A new law on trademarks and geographical indications took effect in Bulgaria.
Cyprus
Harris Kyriakides
Coexistence agreements can be an easier and cheaper solution to disputes over trademark similarity between parties rather than litigation under appropriate circumstances.
European Union
J A Kemp LLP
The European Patent Office (EPO), European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have published advice on measures being taken in view of the...
Hogan Lovells
The Italian Patent and Trademark Office issued a Decree providing for a stay of all official deadlines falling within 9 March and 3 April 2020.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Re-filing identical marks a few years after the first filing with a wider list of goods and services to avoid having to prove the use of the brand at the end of the five-year grace period.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on January 31, 2020 after mutual ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, thus making "Brexit" official.
France
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
On November 13, 2019, the French government published Order No. 2019-1169, followed by an implementing Decree on December 9, 2019.
Luxembourg
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
Those Member States have in particular denounced the lack of legal clarity of the New Copyright Directive.
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
On 1 March 2019, the amended Benelux-Convention on Intellectual Property ("BCIP") entered into force to be in line with the European Trade Marks Directive (Directive 2015/2436).
Portugal
Inventa International
Lesotho has been a signatory member of the Paris Convention since 1989.
Russian Federation
Gorodissky & Partners
Does the definition of "Intellectual Property Rights" in Standard document, Assignment of intellectual property rights: Cross-border: clause 1.1
Turkey
Gun + Partners
In a decision published on 18 December 2019, the Turkish Court of Cassation (COC) ruled that trade marks inspired by descriptive words
Stock Industrial Property Services A.S.
Stock is pleased to have been listed among the "highly recommended firms" of 2020 in the category of "prosecution and strategy" by the World Trademark Review.
Deris IP Attorneys
The application in bad faith was taken into consideration by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (formerly known as Turkish Patent Institute) in evaluation of oppositions
UK
Dehns
Last weekend, ‘Hugo Boss' was trending on Twitter. Not, however, because of a product launch or advertising campaign relating to the luxury fashion brand,...
United Trademark & Patent Services
On the 31st of January, 2020 the United Kingdom officially left the European Union.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
Comedian Joe Lycett has today made headlines by changing his name by deed poll to "Hugo Boss".
Herbert Smith Freehills
The updated Intellectual Property section of our Brexit Legal Guide is now available.
Worldwide
Bereskin & Parr LLP
On January 29, 2020, the European Union (EU) Parliament approved the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement to officially end the UK's...
Dennemeyer Group
A new decade is upon us, and its first two months have veered between ordinary and chaotic. Somewhere in the middle of that spectrum lie a handful of developments relevant to the field of Intellectual Property.
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