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GI, PDO or TSG? How to choose the best options for traditional food and drink in Europe

Producers of traditional European food and drink have a buffet of IP rights to choose from. Baker McKenzie’s Claire France and Jessica Le Gros provide a straightforward guide to making the right selection.

29 July 2021

The Banjul Protocol, Schweppes and a first-of-its-kind decision in Uganda: Legal Updates from Africa and the Middle East you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

29 July 2021

Franchising and trademarks: where, why and how?

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

For many trademark practitioners, franchise laws are an inconvenience. The knee-jerk advice to clients is to avoid franchising.

29 July 2021

Serbia

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

A trademark right is acquired by registration. Unregistered marks are not regulated by the Law on Trademarks, except for well-known and famous trademarks.

29 July 2021

Sweden

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Establishment through use of a mark will give the same protection as if the mark is registered; however, the bar is set high for demonstrating establishment through use.

29 July 2021

El Salvador

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

Only previously registered trademarks are subject to opposition on renewal.

29 July 2021

Brazil

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

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

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

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

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

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

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

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

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