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Community trade mark

  • Trade mark owners speak to MEPs

    January 16, 2012

    Ever wanted to tell your representatives exactly what you want from them? Trade mark owners had the opportunity to do just that last week

  • DHL: Trade mark penalties apply across the EU

    April 12, 2011

    The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that fines imposed by one member state for trade mark infringement should be enforced similarly in every other jurisdiction where infringement has occurred

  • How OHIM changes its practice

    March 17, 2011

    Vincent O’Reilly, vice president of OHIM, used four case studies to illustrate how OHIM shifts its examination practice at the ITMA Spring Conference today

  • Court denies landmark number application

    March 11, 2011

    The Court of Justice yesterday denied the registration of 1000 as a Community trade mark, in a test case for using numbers as marks

  • Soaring applications for Community rights

    January 27, 2011

    Record numbers of Community trade marks (CTM) and registered Community designs (RCD) were filed in 2010, as the economy recovered from the downturn of the previous two years

  • CJ rules on copyright and design overlap

    January 28, 2011

    EU member states cannot pass laws that exclude from copyright protection registered designs that have entered the public domain, the Court of Justice has ruled

  • Interview: Mihaly Ficsor, new OHIM Admin Board chair

    December 20, 2010

    Hungary’s Mihaly Ficsor takes over as chair of OHIM’s Administrative Board on January 1. He tells Managing IP what his priorities are

  • Campinos sets out ambitious plans for OHIM

    December 09, 2010

    OHIM has the opportunity to “become a true IP agency and not just a registration office”, its new President António Campinos said last week

  • OHIM elects new administrative chair

    November 24, 2010

    Mihály Ficsor has been elected as the new chair of OHIM’s administrative board

  • CTM rulings should have EU-wide effect, says Court adviser

    October 13, 2010

    National courts in Europe should recognise injunctions stopping infringement of Community trade marks issued by judges in other member states, a legal adviser to Europe’s top court has recommended

  • EU politicians slam trade mark offices

    September 23, 2010

    The behaviour of the Benelux and Hungarian trade mark offices has been described as “absolutely unacceptable” by a member of the European Parliament

  • EU trade mark reforms coming next year

    September 20, 2010

    The European Commission will propose reforms to the Trade Marks Directive and CTM Regulation by October next year, a senior official said last week

  • Harmonisation priorities spelt out for TMs in Europe

    July 19, 2010

    Three IP associations have recommended five areas where trade mark office practices should be harmonised in Europe

  • Trade mark study focuses on cluttering of register

    June 14, 2010

    Members of the Max Planck Institute conducting a study into Europe’s trade mark system appear concerned about the cluttering of the register, according to practitioners who attended a meeting last week

  • EU trade mark plans attacked by users

    May 10, 2010

    Trade mark users’ associations in Europe have expressed "deep concern" about draft conclusions published by the EU’s Spanish presidency which aim to revise the legislation governing trade marks in Europe


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