Organisation: EUIPO

US lawmakers seek to end HAVANA CLUB dispute; draft EU SEP regulation addresses financing of mooted EUIPO activities – legislation and policy watch (April 2023)

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

12 April 2023

General Court finds that figurative sign CASA is distinctive for certain Class 16 goods

The court has found that the EUIPO had erred in finding that ‘casa’ - meaning ‘house’ in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese - was descriptive of the intended purpose of certain Class 16 goods.

11 April 2023

How the EUIPO is defending IP rights in the European Union

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2023: Anti-counterfeiting strategy playbook: How to combat the growing trade in fake goods, online and offline

04 April 2023

European Commission set to give EUIPO responsibility for standard essential patents: big challenges lie ahead

The European Commission is set to announce that the EUIPO will maintain a register of SEPs and oversee royalty rate setting.

29 March 2023

General Court: Board of Appeal erred in assessing proof of use of CAMEL mark

By not taking into consideration the investigators’ report submitted by the applicant for revocation, the board had failed to examine a factor which was potentially relevant in the global assessment of the evidence of use of the mark.

27 March 2023

TÜRKPATENT follows Nice Classification for marks covering new technology

In contrast to the EUIPO and USPTO, which have both published rigorous guidelines for the classification of trademarks on goods and services related to the metaverse, NFTs and other virtual goods, TÜRKPATENT is yet to officially update its official classification system to take account of the latest developments.

23 March 2023

EUIPO bans TikTok; anger over New Delhi Bar Association event; CNIPA becomes top-level agency – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at global IP offices issuing a joint statement on gender equality in innovation, trademarks in France returning to pre-covid levels, and much more.

10 March 2023

Counterfeiting crisis predicted to escalate despite awareness and tech advancements

Despite efforts to curb counterfeit goods through increased public awareness and improved technology, a panel of 50 leading trademark experts have warned there will be little respite in 2023.

09 February 2023

Raising IP awareness and promoting entrepreneurship: inside the EUIPO’s education outreach efforts

In an exclusive interview, senior executives at the EUIPO discuss the importance of IP education and the office’s efforts to promote it through a range of parallel and multipronged initiatives.

09 February 2023

SMEs suffering from IP infringement have 34% less chance of survival, EUIPO report says

A new EUIPO report warns that as many as 40% of SMEs in the European Union do not monitor for counterfeiting and other forms of IP infringement, even though SMEs that have had their IP rights infringed have a 34% lower chance of staying in the market than those that have not.

03 February 2023

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