Region: European Union

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

As the novel coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across the globe, WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices have launched in response.

20 January 2022

Halloumi lovers cheesed-off by GRILLOUMI BURGERS

These General Court decisions serve as a reminder that certification marks are not protected geographical indications of origin and cannot be relied upon as such.

18 January 2022

Cancellation case provides warning to appellants to the General Court

The case serves as a reminder that, where a decision is based on several pillars of reasoning, each of which is sufficient to justify its operative part, it is not possible to justify the annulment of the decision based only on one pillar.

11 January 2022

EUIPO and KIPO ranked most innovative IP offices in the world

In newly-released exclusive research, the EU and Korean IP offices have been named as the most innovative IP agencies in the world.

05 January 2022

Next level collaboration: an exclusive inside look at the European Union Intellectual Property Network

To coincide with the latest WTR special report, we share exclusive insights from Christian Archambeau, executive director of the EUIPO, on the continued development of the EUIPN.

05 January 2022

Champagne, lipstick, energy drinks: the five most-read Legal Updates of the year

An EU General Court decision concerning use of the colour orange in relation to champagne tops the list of 2021's most-read Legal Updates.

31 December 2021

Why cooperation and public outreach is key for expanding innovation at IP offices

In a unique preview of an upcoming WTR Special Report, we present three exclusive extracts from major trademark office leaders on how they are using public outreach and collaboration to further their message.

30 December 2021

General Court reiterates criteria for assessing validity of designs in cheese design case

This case serves as an important reminder that designs can be declared invalid based on a much wider range of prior rights than for trademarks.

16 December 2021

Inditex unsuccessful in ZARA appeal to the General Court

Spanish retail giant Inditex has been unsuccessful on appeal in its attempt to register the mark ZARA for a variety of food products, and retail, wholesale and restaurant services.

14 December 2021

General Court: it is not necessary for a mark to be used in an extensive geographic area for its use to be deemed genuine

The fact that use of the earlier mark had been proved only in connection with a small part of the territory of Germany and France did not preclude its use from being genuine.

06 December 2021

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