InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

A recent whiff of change


Niall Tierney considers the impact of three recent rulings from the European Court of Justice on the registration of functional shapes and smells as trade marks

Since the implementation of the European Trade Marks Harmonization Directive and the Regulation on the Community Trade Mark, it has been generally accepted that shapes, smells and sounds can qualify for trade mark registration in the European Union. Two recent rulings by the European...


Please log in to read the rest of this article.

New to Managing Intellectual Property? Take advantage of free access to up to 5 articles on Managing IP and become a member today. It’s free to join and the benefits start straight away.

Already registered?

Please make sure you log in to read the rest of the article.

Log in

Join us now

Gain FREE access to up to five free articles when you register now.

Join here

More from the Managing IP blog


null null null

null null null


November / December 2019

IP law: are the pressures taking their toll?

Following World Mental Health Day, Max Walters seeks the views of in-house professionals on whether they struggle with workplace pressures, and asks how to improve wellbeing



Most read articles

Supplements