In DOCERAM GmbH v CeramTec GmbH the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 8(1) of Regulation 6/2002.
The European Commission has published a draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. We speak with an expert about the trademark implications of this latest development.
The status of geographical indications after the UK leaves the European Union has become a hot button issue over the past few days. Front-page reports suggest US lobbyists are calling for the UK to drop GI protections – a scenario one expert tells us is not unrealistic.
In the latest round-up, we look the latest IP case data from Saudi Arabia, the establishment of a trademark court in Syria, and warnings over counterfeit security certificates.
An industry expert warns that cybercriminals “anywhere in the world” could become fans of the European Union's GDPR legislation. For that reason, he urges stakeholders to be aware of the substance of the law's protections.
Bodies representing IP solicitors, barristers and chartered trademark and patent attorneys have teamed up to urge the UK government to address key IP concerns related to Brexit urgently.
The Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys has published a new report which identifies the impact that Brexit could have on UK businesses and the legal profession in relation to IP rights.
The European Commission has presented a series of measures designed to ensure that IP rights are better protected, in a bid to spur innovation and creativity in EU-based companies.
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday having kick-started the online shopping season, government agencies and associated organisations have stepped up their anti-counterfeiting messaging and enforcement efforts.
MARQUES has laid out a series of recommendations for the treatment of IP rights in a post-Brexit world, and expressed frustration over the UK government’s “complete silence” on the issue.
The EUIPO has published the results of research into trademark infringing e-shops that utilise previously used domain names.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has announced its opposition to the inclusion of IP law in the proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.
ICANN has come under fire for excluding the full community in its exploration of the General Data Protection Regulation’s impact on the WHOIS system.
The European Court of Justice recently delivered its judgment in Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto v EU Intellectual Property Office. It overturned the EU General Court and held that the law on geographical indications (GIs) is governed solely by EU law, meaning that national laws cannot supplement or alter the level of protection of GIs.