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Colour Matters According To New European Trademarks Practice

Trademark owners who registered their trademarks in black and white on the understanding that this would protect all colour versions of the mark should assess their trademark portfolios in light of recent changes to European...more

Anti-counterfeiting: protecting your brand – why it is important and how to do it

Intellectual property (“IP”) is often the DNA of a business. A brand can be integral to reputation, revenue streams and goodwill. However, protecting IP is becoming increasingly difficult, particularly with the proliferation...more

EU Trademark Office Proclaims Black and White Are No Longer Colors

As OHIM announces three primary changes to the treatment of trademarks in color, trademark owners should review their marks to ensure adequate protection. The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM),...more

Trademarks and Unfair Competition - Quarterly Bulletin no. 1/2013 (10)

In This Issue: Here is yet another bulletin on trade mark and unfair competition law. This edition includes coverage of plans of the European Commission to change the trade mark protection system. The draft...more

European Commission Proposes First Significant Changes to Community Trademark System in over 15 Years

The European Commission recently issued draft legislation proposing to make the first significant changes to the European Union (“EU”) system of trademark protection since the establishment of the Community Trademark (“CTM”)...more

European Commission Proposes for Reform of European Trade Mark System

The European Commission has proposed a number of initiatives aimed at improving trade mark registration systems all over the European Union to make them cheaper, quicker, more reliable and more predictable. For example, as...more

April 2013: Trademark Litigation Update

On October 11, 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences won cancellation of an “Oscar Della Lirica” design mark from the Cancellation Division of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (“OHIM”). ...more

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