Topic: Trademark law

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Brazil

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As a general rule, the Industrial Property Law states that ownership of a mark is acquired through a granted registration, following which the rights holder has the right to exclusive use of the trademark throughout the national territory.

29 July 2021

Turkey

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At national level, the Industrial Property Code 6769 (10 January 2017) governs the principles, rules and conditions relating to the protection of trademarks, patents, utility models, designs and geographical indications.

29 July 2021

Benelux

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No separate trademark laws exist in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. Benelux trademark law is governed by the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property, the current version of which entered into force on 1 March 2019.

29 July 2021

Chile

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Trademarks are governed in Chile by the Industrial Property Law (19.039) (in force since 30 September 1991, modified by Law 19.996, in force since 14 December 2005) and Law 20.160 (in force since January 2007, regulated by Decree 236, published on 1 December 2005 and modified by Economy Decree 36 of 23 May 2012).

29 July 2021

Greece

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Greece’s long-anticipated new trademark law was enacted on 20 March 2020. Law 4679/2020 has finally transposed EU Directive 2015/2436 into Greek law and brings the treatment of national trademarks in line with EU trademarks (as regulated by EU Regulation 2017/1001).

29 July 2021

Spain

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Distinctive signs are principally governed by the Trademark Act (17/2001), which was partially modified by Royal Decree-Law 23/2018 in order to incorporate EU Directive 2015/2436, and it is complemented by Royal Decree 687/2002, which was also modified by Royal Decree 306/2019 in order to adapt to the Trademark Act as amended.

29 July 2021

Israel

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While the Trademark Ordinance predominantly provides protection for registered trademarks, it also protects unregistered well-known trademarks.

29 July 2021

Our responsibilities beyond intellectual property

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A resounding call from INTA to our key constituents – our members around the world – has centred on the idea that the role of the trademark practitioner is evolving.

29 July 2021

Poland

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Poland’s legal regime of national trademark rights is regulated mainly by the Industrial Property Law (30 June 2000).

29 July 2021

Japan

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The Trademark Act and its related regulations govern the registration and protection of trademarks in Japan.

29 July 2021

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