New fees for designation of the EU in international trademarks
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by IPPLANET
5M ago
Photo by ALEXANDRE LALLEMAND on Unsplash WIPO reports about new individual fees for the designation of the EU in applications for international trademarks as well as for renewal of such. The new fees will come into force on 12.10.2023 and are as follows ..read more
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The EU Court rules on jurisdiction in EU trademark infringement cases
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by IPPLANET
5M ago
Trademark disputes can be complex, especially when they span across multiple jurisdictions. In the European Union (EU), resolving such disputes involves a lot of efforts and time. A recent EU Court decision sheds light on cases involving multiple defendants domiciled in different EU member states. The case C‑832/21 is between Beverage City & Lifestyle GmbH ..read more
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Emoticons and emojis alone cannot be EU trademarks
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by IPPLANET
8M ago
The Board of Appeal of the EUIPO upheld the examiner’s decision for refusal of the following figurative mark, representing an emoticon, on absolute grounds – lack of distinctive character: The mark is filed for various services in classes 36 and 37 such as financial, real estate, and construction-related services. According to the Office, this emoticon ..read more
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Scope of EU trademark invalidity counterclaim – a decision by the European Court
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by IPPLANET
8M ago
The European Court has ruled in the case C‑654/21 – LP v KM, which concerns defining the scope of a [counter]claim for a declaration of invalidity of an EU trademark. The background is as follows: LM is the proprietor of the EU word mark Multiselect (‘the contested mark’), registered on 5 June 2018 in respect of ..read more
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Is Red Bull similar to Red Dragon – a question from Switzerland
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by IPPLANET
9M ago
What should be the level of similarity between two marks in order for the earlier to prevail in an opposition proceeding? According to the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, even an indirect likelihood of similarity, under specific circumstances, could be sufficient for successful opposition. The case concerns a trademark application for the word mark RED DRAGON ..read more
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Batman won a trademark dispute in the EU
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by IPPLANET
9M ago
The General Court of the European Union has ruled in the case T-735/21 – Aprile and Commerciale Italiana v EUIPO, DC Comics, which concerns a dispute for a trademark. DC Comics, the owner of one of the most famous superhero characters such as Batman and Superman, successfully registered the following EU trademark in 1998: In ..read more
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New fees for international trademarks designating Turkey
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by IPPLANET
9M ago
WIPO reports about changes in the individual fees payable for the designation of Turkey in international applications for trademarks. The new fees will come into force on 09.08.2023 and are as follow ..read more
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An inverted cow cannot be a valid trademark in the EU?
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by IPPLANET
9M ago
One interesting article by  Anna Maria Stein for IP Kat shows us how creative a trademark application can be. Redefine Meat Ltd applied for the following international trademark with a designation of the EU: The classes of goods and services in the application were: Class 1 – Protein for use in the industrial manufacture of foodstuff ..read more
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Paintings, reproductions, authorship, and an EU Court decision
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by IPPLANET
9M ago
The European Court has ruled in the case C‑628/21 TB v Castorama Polska sp. z o.o., „Knor“ sp. z o.o. The case concerns painting, their reproductions, and proof of authorship among others. It has the following background: TB is a natural person who, in her online shops, markets decorative articles. As part of her business ..read more
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A new helpful feature of the WIPO’s eMadrid trademark database
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by IPPLANET
10M ago
WIPO reports about a new feature of its trademark database eMadrid. Now if you search for international trademarks and you click on a result from the list, a new page will be opened where you can see brief information for the mark on the top. Below you can spot a new tab called DESIGNATION STATUS ..read more
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