Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
Inventa International
While the current European Copyright Law, dating back to 2001, has shown to be inappropriate in responding to the particularities of the digital market and the demands of the Author's Rights, the European Commission ...
J A Kemp
The EUIPO Board of Appeal recently upheld a request for a declaration of invalidity against the following grey/orange colour combination trade mark, on the grounds that its imprecision allows for multiple different combinations of the two colours.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Copyright reform is a key part of the European Union's program to create a Digital Single Market in the EU.
J A Kemp
Then, in 2013, Gifi Diffusion brought invalidation proceedings against Crocs' design, again arguing for a lack of novelty.
J A Kemp
The Commission aims to have the Regulation in place by 2019.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 August 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its first copyright judgment of 2018. The ECJ held in case C-161/17, Renckhoff, that the unauthorised re-posting of a copyrighted work is ...
August & Debouzy
The PACTE bill, adopted at first reading by the National Assembly on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, contains several patent provisions aimed at promoting innovation and facilitating the growth of SMEs.
August & Debouzy
Le projet de loi PACTE [1], adopté en première lecture par l'Assemblée nationale ce mardi 9 octobre 2018, prévoit plusieurs dispositions relatives aux brevets visant à favoriser l'innovation...
Dennemeyer Group
Künftig gibt es auch für die Qualität gewerblicher Schutzrechte (Intellectual Property / IP) eine DIN-Norm.
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Dennemeyer Group
Nobody thought, in 2016, that UK would choose to leave the European Union by a slim majority of 51%
Dennemeyer Group
When seeking to recover a cybersquatted domain name, many trademark practitioners are unsure whether they should proceed with the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)...
Dennemeyer Group
Worldwide novelty requirements, defining a protection strategy or ensuring entitlements are just a few of the many factors an applicant must take into account before trying to protect a design at an international level.
JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys
In 2016 the British decided in a referendum that the UK should leave the European Union. Several months later, the UK government initiated the proceedings laid down in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, ...
Taylor Wessing
Industrial property rights are an important tool in the competitive struggle in the market place as well as being an acknowledged method to secure the rights and interests of an entrepreneur.
As a member of WIPO and a signatory of the 2006 Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, Russia recognizes and protects trademarks, both international and domestic, in a manner similar to that of most other WIPO countries.
Ozbek Attorney Partnership
According to Article 82, inventions in all aspects of technology which are novel, contains an inventive step and are industrially applicable may be patented.
Ozbek Attorney Partnership
Pursuant to article 4 of the Law, the definition of trademark has been broadened to include all kinds of symbols.
Haseltine Lake LLP
The amendments to the Guidelines update and clarify the guidance on replacement and removal of features from a claim, with updated case law references.
J A Kemp
On 12 October 2018 the UK Government published a further series of Technical Notices addressing various scenarios in which the UK leaves the European Union without an agreement, the so-called "no deal" or "hard" Brexit scenario.
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Haseltine Lake LLP
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August & Debouzy
The PACTE bill, adopted at first reading by the National Assembly on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, contains several patent provisions aimed at promoting innovation and facilitating the growth of SMEs.
SKW Schwarz
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Haseltine Lake LLP
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Haseltine Lake LLP
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Haseltine Lake LLP
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Erdem & Erdem Law
Trademarks are essential vehicles for business life. These instruments created and improved with much effort and capital, are easy targets for abuse.
Brodies LLP
After two years of heated debate, the European Parliament have voted in favour of new copyright laws, said to provide IP owners with better protection in the digital age.
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