Organisation: EUIPO

How to create a robust online anti-counterfeiting programme

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Factors including the economic downturn, growth of online marketplaces and direct sales to consumers challenge existing anti-counterfeiting measures and make it easier for counterfeiters to target consumers directly.

03 October 2023

João Negrão begins mandate as EUIPO head, as office prepares for the future

João Negrão has officially taken up office as executive director of the EUIPO, identifying a number of focus areas as he looks to the office’s future.

02 October 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: wins and fails for non-traditional trademarks

To kick off our latest series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed, we look at what it takes to register sound and position marks - and when applications for such marks did not make the grade.

02 October 2023

Greece: Enforcement actions urgently needed to take on uptick in digital fakes and offline fraud

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Authorities are fighting tooth and nail to rewrite the country’s reputation as a hub for counterfeiters, but despite these efforts illicit traders continue to infiltrate digital and physical markets.

29 September 2023

France: EU legislation and amended national IP code prove a formidable combination

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Rights holders rely on anti-counterfeiting authorities to expertly use legislative enforcement tools, protecting domestic IP at home and across the European Union.

29 September 2023

EU designs legislation moves forward as European Council amends text and adopts positions

The European Council has made amendments related to fee levels, the requirements for representation of a design and the approach to national administrative invalidity procedures.

26 September 2023

Online piracy is on the rise post-COVID, EUIPO study finds

Consumption of pirated films, TV, publications and software all grew between 2021 and 2022, a new EUIPO report shows.

20 September 2023

EU Parliament approves GI protection for crafts and industrial products

The EUIPO will oversee GI protection of crafts and industrial products, under legislation approved yesterday by the European Parliament.

13 September 2023

EUIPO refuses to register Porsche’s sound mark

In a blow to German car manufacturer Porsche, the EUIPO has found that an electronic sound sequence representing the rapid acceleration of an engine was not registrable as a sound mark.

07 September 2023

IACC welcomes anti-counterfeiting resolution; fault lines over right to repair law; next EUIPO director looks to the future – legislation and policy watch (August 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

17 August 2023

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