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The top filers and a vision for the future: inside EUIPO operations

Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.

The top filers and a vision for the future: inside EUIPO operations
5 Jun 2019

Major changes in Finnish trademark law: what IP practitioners need to know

A new Trademarks Act has come into force in Finland, ushering in significant changes for those seeking to protect brands in the country. We speak with leading experts about what international rights holders should be aware of.

30 Nov 2018

Finnish IP office launches chatbot, Lazada signs MOU and JPO fakes campaign: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at luxury brands avoiding Black Friday discounts, Edible Arrangements filing a trademark lawsuit, a huge counterfeit haul in Paraguay, and much more.

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20 Nov 2018

Russian president on fakes, Google trademark win, and tale of the counterfeit-catching brothers: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan stepping up its fight against fakes, the Finnish IP office reminding users about an impending trademark change, IP Australia seeking user input, and much more. Read more

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20 Nov 2018

Russian president on fakes, Google trademark win, and tale of the counterfeit-catching brothers: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Pakistan stepping up its fight against fakes, the Finnish IP office reminding users about an impending trademark change, IP Australia seeking user input, and much more. Read more

17 Aug 2018

A-Z guide of EU trademark court practice and performance: Finland to Hungary

In the second of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the last two years. Read more

21 Dec 2017

Litigation procedures and strategies: Finland

In June 2016 a working group was appointed to draft a proposal for a new trademark act in Finland, implementing the 2015 EU Trademark Directive (2015/2436) and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks. Read more

15 Dec 2016

Using a logo on a website may constitute trademark infringement

The Finnish Market Court has ruled that the use of a registered device mark (logo) on the website of a car maintenance and repair business can be considered an infringement of a trademark, as use of a logo (instead of a mere word mark) was considered to be unnecessary. The court found that the use of the plaintiffs’ device marks on the defendant’s website might have caused the public to believe that the companies were economically linked. Read more

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17 Aug 2018

A-Z guide of EU trademark court practice and performance: Finland to Hungary

In the second of our five-part series, trademark counsel from law firms across Europe provide an overview of the performance of their countries’ EU trademark courts over the last two years. Read more

11 Jan 2018

Finnish court requests preliminary ruling regarding colour mark

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court has requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice regarding a colour trademark, which had been rejected on the grounds that it did not meet the requirement of graphical representation. Read more

21 Dec 2017

Litigation procedures and strategies: Finland

In June 2016 a working group was appointed to draft a proposal for a new trademark act in Finland, implementing the 2015 EU Trademark Directive (2015/2436) and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks. Read more

1 Dec 2017

Vallila unsuccessful in reverse domain name hijacking

The World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre has decided on a dispute between Oy Vallila Interior Ab and Linkz Internet Services which concerned the ‘vallila.com’ domain name. It found that the respondent had not registered or used the domain name in bad faith, instead finding that the complainant had brought the proceedings in bad faith and had attempted reverse domain name hijacking. It therefore rejected the complaint. Read more

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