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In this guest article, the EUIPO expands on its educational, professional development and knowledge-sharing efforts, including efforts to enhance its virtual and physical campus.
15 March 2022
There was no evidence to suggest that the relevant public would buy the goods at issue in conditions such that the phonetic similarity between the marks would carry more weight than the visual or conceptual similarity in the assessment of the likelihood of confusion.
11 March 2022
A growing number of counterfeit goods, including fake pharmaceutical products, are being manufactured in the European Union, a joint report by Europol and the EUIPO warns.
09 March 2022
The General Court confirmed that the sign would be perceived as designating the geographical origin of the goods and services at issue, or as the place where those services were provided.
07 March 2022
Brexit and the covid-19 pandemic created significant disruptions in both the EU and UK markets last year. With that in mind, new research has signposted a number of product safety and brand reputation risks that companies operating in Europe should prepare for now.
03 March 2022
The key issues in these cancellation proceedings were the admissibility of the evidence submitted late to the EUIPO to demonstrate the genuine use of the mark HEITEC, and the probatory value of such evidence.
25 February 2022
WTR can reveal two registered trademarks for TRUTH SOCIAL, with one legal expert claiming they “could be an obstacle” if the platform rolls out to European users.
23 February 2022
The General Court agreed with the EUIPO that there was a likelihood of confusion for goods in Classes 3 and 16, at least when the reputation of the earlier mark for lip care products was taken into account.
23 February 2022
The decision shows that there is room for broad interpretations in trademark cases, which may lead to surprising results.
22 February 2022
The conclusion that there was a likelihood of confusion in the minds of the relevant public was further reinforced by the fact that the relevant public may perceive the contested sign as an ‘umbrella’ mark.
18 February 2022
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