Organisation: EUIPO

Register Tracker Europe and North America: January-April 2023

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UK applicants filed 10% more trademark applications abroad in the first four months of 2023 than they did at the end of last year, Fovea IP data shows.

08 June 2023

Animation video eligible to be registered as multimedia mark

The decision is expected to pave the way for more animation videos to be registered as trademarks.

05 June 2023

Sporting goods company successfully relies on prior Slovenian company name in invalidation action against EUTM registration

The decision establishes that a prior company name protected under Slovenian law can be relied on in invalidation or opposition proceedings before the EUIPO if certain conditions are met.

15 May 2023

"Act smart against scammers": EUIPO and Europol release report highlighting misleading IP invoices

The criminals behind these fraudulent schemes can generate an estimated annual turnover of up to €16 million each, the report finds.

03 May 2023

Putting the user first: the EUIPO launches new website

From tailored content to streamlined processes, the EUIPO reveals everything users can expect from its new website, in this guest post.

03 May 2023

European Commission confirms SEP plans, with EUIPO to take on patent responsibilities

The European Commission has confirmed plans for a new regulation on standard essential patents (SEPs), which will see the EUIPO maintain a SEP register and create a competency centre to oversee a range of new responsibilities.

27 April 2023

Why trademark professionals should have their eyes on the European Commission’s SEP proposals next week

This year’s World IP Day is set to be used as the launching pad for an announcement that has been the subject of intense debate and lobbying in the patent community.

22 April 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: when the EUIPO Board of Appeal gets it wrong

Each quarter WTR runs a series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. We kick off this new series by looking at cases where the EUIPO was rebuked by the General Court for reaching an erroneous conclusion.

17 April 2023

EUIPO refuses to register Burberry pattern for NFT-related goods and services

The EUIPO’s decision to reject the application may seem surprising, especially in light of the comment that “the consumer’s perceptions for real-world goods can be applied to equivalent virtual goods”.

13 April 2023

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

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