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Brexit and IP: 5 Things Brand Owners Should Do Now

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Following the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50 today, 29 March 2017, we have 2 years until the legislative reality of Brexit and its implications will truly impact IP owners. However, there are steps that brand...more

Rules of the (International) Road, Brexit, PPP as a New Tool for Argentina, and Keeping Non-U.S. Companies Safe from Suit (Expect...

by Carlton Fields on

- Post-Daimler: Are Non-U.S. Companies Safe from Suit in U.S. Courts? What if the Non-U.S. Parent Registers to Do Business in a State? - Rules of the (International) Road: Choosing and Appointing a Distributor ...more

(Trade)Marking Your Territory in the US: A Guide for Non-US Companies

by Mintz Levin on

Trademark rights exist on a country-by-country basis, and the laws in the United States differ in a number of significant ways from other markets. As a result, it is critical that before any non-U.S. company seeks trademark...more

What Brexit Means for EU Trade Marks

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom electorate took the historic decision in a national referendum that the country should leave the European Union. How will that impact EU trade marks (known until recently as Community trade...more

Brexit Impact on European Patents and Trademarks

On June 23, in the popularly-termed “Brexit” referendum, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union, a decision which will have wide-ranging effects, including potential effects on intellectual property rights in the...more

How Brexit Affects You and Your Intellectual Property

by Miller Canfield on

As you may have heard, the United Kingdom voted this week to leave the European Union. This has left many wondering what impact Brexit will have on their intellectual property rights in the UK and the European Union. In the...more

An ever closer union? No more. The impact of ‘Brexit’ on IP holders

by Reed Smith on

On 23 June 2016, UK voters voted for an exit of the UK from the European Union. While the UK will not leave the EU overnight, holders of intellectual property rights in the EU need to ask themselves what this vote means for...more

Brexit Stage Right

The Brexit referendum has raised a number of issues related to disentangling United Kingdom from the European Union. Intellectual Property owners are understandably concerned about their European Intellectual...more

Brexit and International IP: Changes are Coming

by Carlton Fields on

Surprising many commentators and pundits, the UK voted to exit the European Union. That exit raises questions as to whether IP filings made through the European offices will continue to provide protection in the UK during and...more

Brexit: Potential Consequences For European Union Trademarks

In a few hours, citizens of the United Kingdom will have to answer Yes or No to the question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” A lot has been said on the...more

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 14, Issue 2 (Spring 2016)

Pre-AIA and Post-AIA Issues Presented by the On-Sale Bar - The “on-sale” bar to patentability refers to a sale or offer for sale of an invention that can invalidate the patent for that invention. The...more

Changes to Trademark Registration in the European Union

On March 23, 2016, new rules came into effect substantially amending the Community trademark system in the European Union (the “amended Regulations”). Below we discuss a number of points potentially relevant to U.S. brand...more

New Changes to European Trademark Prosecution

by BakerHostetler on

As of March 23, 2016, the “Community Trade Mark” (CTM) is going by a new name: the “European Union Trade Mark” (EUTM), reflecting the evolution of the European Community into the European Union. By force of Regulation No....more

EU Trade Mark Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 in force

by Reed Smith on

On 23 March 2016, European Union Trade Mark Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 came into force. The new Regulation amends Community Trade Mark Regulation 207/2009/EC, and makes a number of procedural and substantive changes to EU...more

IP World Tour: Snapshots of Overseas IP Protection

by WilmerHale on

No matter where you look in the world, it’s a certainty that a dispute is ongoing over someone’s intellectual property (IP). The theft of ideas is nothing new, but just as important to those investing abroad is knowledge of...more

USA FDI News - April 2016

by Williams Mullen on

USA FDI News highlights the FAQs arising from your projects - from how to finance a deal to selecting the right visa or tax strategy and more. We want to keep USA FDI News interactive and relevant to your international...more

European Union trademark

by Dentons on

Recent and upcoming changes concerning Community trademarks (CTM). Key amendments to the Community trademark framework include...more

The new EU trademark law - Changes under Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the...

by Dentons on

The Amending Regulation brings about a number of changes, the most obvious being the replacement of the term “Community Trademark“ by the term “European Trademark” (EUTM) and the renaming of the “Office for Harmonization in...more

Significant Changes to the Rules Related to European Trademarks – Three Things You Should Know

The European Union’s (EU) trademark regulations are undergoing a significant overhaul as of March 23, 2016. For starters, the terminology is changing: the title “Community Trade Mark” or “CTM,” will be replaced by “European...more

Your European Community Trademark Is About to Disappear - BUT DON'T WORRY!

by PretiFlaherty on

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, changes are coming to the world of European Community trademarks and Community designs. The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has to date been the European Union (EU)...more

European Union Intellectual Property Office introduces new official fees as of 23 March 2016

by DLA Piper on

On 23 March 2016, OHIM (which from that date will be known as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)) is introducing a new one-fee-per-class-system for trademark applications and renewals of Community...more

Time to review your trademark specifications: Do you need to make an Article 28 declaration?

by DLA Piper on

What's happening? The amending Trade Mark Regulation 2016 [1] will come into force on 23 March 2016. ...more

Recent Changes to Community Trade Mark May Impact International Trademark Owners

by Williams Mullen on

On March 23, 2016, Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council will take effect, introducing changes to the process for applying for and maintaining Community Trade Mark (CTM) registrations in the...more

Reforms to European Union Trade Mark Law

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The European Union recently adopted new legislation introducing miscellaneous reforms to EU trade mark law. The reforms are numerous and include the adoption of a new designation for the Community trade mark itself and...more

What Every Business Should Know About Coming Community Trade Mark Reform

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Significant changes are coming to the Community Trade Mark or “CTM” starting in 2016. Since 1996, the CTM has provided a unitary trademark registration system to protect trademarks within the European Union, which now has 28...more

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