Archive: 05 Apr 2011

New trade mark, design laws in force in Bulgaria

With effect from 10 March 2011 Bulgaria has had a radically new system for trade mark registration. Now, the Patent Office will only make an examination on absolute grounds and will no longer examine the existence of earlier rights. These changes in the law are based on EU legislation and copy the system of Community […]

Нов закон за ТМ и дизајни во Бугарија – КРАЈ НА ПОТПОЛНОТО ИСПИТУВАЊЕ

На 10 Март, 2011 година стапи во сила новиот, радикално променет, систем за регистрација на Трговски марки на територија на Република Бугарија. Одсега, Државниот Завод за Индустриска Сопственост ќе спроведува испитување врз база на апсолутни причини и веќе нема да испитува постоење на поранешни права. Овие промени на законот се базираат на легислативата на Европската […]

Official Journal of the European Union posted List of Natural Mineral Waters Recognised by Member States

Official Journal of the European Union posted on its website on 29 March 2011 an updated List of Natural Mineral Waters Recognised by Member States. It gives a country-by-country breakdown of names of natural mineral waters by: Trade description, Name of source Place of exploitation   Germany is the country which recognizes the most number of […]

Ex Parte Smart Expands the Agilent Doctrine

Ex Parte Smart Expands the Agilent Doctrine

The USPTO published a new informative BPAI decision, Ex parte Smart, Appeal No. 2009-015036, application 10/818,920 (03 January 2011), on Saturday 4/2/11. See http://www.uspto.gov/ip/boards/bpai/decisions/inform/fd09-015036.pdf. Smart is precedential in the sense that it is the first published Board decision on an appeal dealing with the Agilent Technologies, Inc. v. Affymetrix, Inc., 567 F.3d 1366, 91 USPQ2d […]