Archive: January, 2012

Business Urges European Parliament to Pass ACTA

Business Urges European Parliament to Pass ACTA

Brussels, 26 January, 2012 – Today, European and national business associations commend the European Union (EU) and Member States as they moved to join their global allies in the battle against counterfeiting and piracy. Representatives from the EU and 22 Member States today signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), in Tokyo, Japan, sending a worldwide […]

The Value of IP rights

The Value of IP rights

A major research study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office has found that companies with trade marks are more productive, innovative and show higher employment and turnover than those without. There is a common assumption in innovation policy circles that firms in high cost production locations that do not innovate will lose market share […]

A major research study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office has found that companies with trade marks are more productive, innovative and show higher employment and turnover than those without. There is a common assumption in innovation policy circles that firms in high cost production locations that do not innovate will lose market share […]
The Value of IP rights

The Value of IP rights

A major research study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office has found that companies with trade marks are more productive, innovative and show higher employment and turnover than those without. There is a common assumption in innovation policy circles that firms in high cost production locations that do not innovate will lose market share […]

A major research study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office has found that companies with trade marks are more productive, innovative and show higher employment and turnover than those without. There is a common assumption in innovation policy circles that firms in high cost production locations that do not innovate will lose market share […]
The Value of IP rights

The Value of IP rights

A major research study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office has found that companies with trade marks are more productive, innovative and show higher employment and turnover than those without. There is a common assumption in innovation policy circles that firms in high cost production locations that do not innovate will lose market share […]

A major research study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office has found that companies with trade marks are more productive, innovative and show higher employment and turnover than those without. There is a common assumption in innovation policy circles that firms in high cost production locations that do not innovate will lose market share […]
Trade mark repute and protection beyond the risk of confusion: new frontiers

Trade mark repute and protection beyond the risk of confusion: new frontiers

Generally and traditionally ordinary protection of trade marks has taken account of the risk of confusion due to the use of a sign by an imitator. However, a new trend is emerging, driven by the market and by current sectoral practice, where very often counterfeiting involves a sort of parasitic association with an existing trade […]

Trade mark refusals scope defined in the United Kingdom

Trade mark refusals scope defined in the United Kingdom

Following the recent High Court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd [2010], the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has issued Tribunal Practice Notice No. 1/2011 to clarify the scope of trade mark refusals. Summary of the notice The notice updates the practice in relation to UK or International trade marks designating the […]

Following the recent High Court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd [2010], the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has issued Tribunal Practice Notice No. 1/2011 to clarify the scope of trade mark refusals. Summary of the notice The notice updates the practice in relation to UK or International trade marks designating the […]
Trade mark refusals scope defined in the United Kingdom

Trade mark refusals scope defined in the United Kingdom

Following the recent High Court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd [2010], the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has issued Tribunal Practice Notice No. 1/2011 to clarify the scope of trade mark refusals. Summary of the notice The notice updates the practice in relation to UK or International trade marks designating the […]

Following the recent High Court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd [2010], the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has issued Tribunal Practice Notice No. 1/2011 to clarify the scope of trade mark refusals. Summary of the notice The notice updates the practice in relation to UK or International trade marks designating the […]
Trade mark refusals scope defined in the United Kingdom

Trade mark refusals scope defined in the United Kingdom

Following the recent High Court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd [2010], the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has issued Tribunal Practice Notice No. 1/2011 to clarify the scope of trade mark refusals. Summary of the notice The notice updates the practice in relation to UK or International trade marks designating the […]

Following the recent High Court case Giorgio Armani SpA v Sunrich Clothing Ltd [2010], the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has issued Tribunal Practice Notice No. 1/2011 to clarify the scope of trade mark refusals. Summary of the notice The notice updates the practice in relation to UK or International trade marks designating the […]

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Trade Mark Opposition Procedure in Italy

Trade Mark Opposition Procedure in Italy

The procedure for the opposition to registration of trade marks in Italy, eagerly awaited, is finally in force. The procedure applies to applications for registration of trade marks filed in Italy as of 1 May 2011 and international trade marks published in the first issue of the July 2011 WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) Gazette […]

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES

LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES
The Ministry for Economic Development presents new incentives for companies filing for IPRs in Italy

The Ministry for Economic Development presents new incentives for companies filing for IPRs in Italy

In a period of very evident economic crisis, when the Italian Government is putting in place measures to face the extraordinarily difficult situation affecting public finances, the Ministry for Economic Development has launched two important packages aimed at providing incentives for companies that intend to protect their goods using patents, industrial designs and utility models, […]

CIOPORA Annual General Meeting 2012: under palms at the Palms

CIOPORA Annual General Meeting 2012: under palms at the Palms

Miami Beach, FL, April 23-27, 2012 The next Annual General Meeting of CIOPORA will take place in Miami Beach, FL from April 23 to 27, 2012. The traditional meetings of the Board, Working Groups, Crop Sections, the AGM, which shall take place in the afternoon of April 24, the IP seminar, the International IP Conference, […]

CIOPORA Annual General Meeting 2012: under palms at the Palms

CIOPORA Annual General Meeting 2012: under palms at the Palms

Miami Beach, FL, April 23-27, 2012 The next Annual General Meeting of CIOPORA will take place in Miami Beach, FL from April 23 to 27, 2012. The traditional meetings of the Board, Working Groups, Crop Sections, the AGM, which shall take place in the afternoon of April 24, the IP seminar, the International IP Conference, […]

Radico Khaitan Limited ("Radico") claim rejected by Delhi High Court

Radico Khaitan Limited (“Radico”) claim rejected by Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court rejected Radico Khaitan Limited (“Radico”) claim for exclusivity over the numeral “8” under its registered trademark “8 PM”. The Court held that prima facie there exists no actionable similarity between Radico trademark “8 PM” (for whiskey) and Carlsberg India Private Limited trademark “PALONE 8” (for beer) and mere similarity in the manner […]