Union brands, which have a unitary effect in all EU member states within the common market, have proven to be important tools in European competition. The final legal jurisdiction has been shifted from the national courts to the ECJ as the final instance. However, a corresponding instrument on the patent side is still missing. All ... Read More
Halloumi is a cheese made from sheep’s and goat’s milk, traditionally produced in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is particularly typical for the Cypriot cuisine. It is also very popular in Germany, especially among BBQ lovers, because it keeps its shape during grilling and does not run.
On the day before Christmas last year, an application was filed for the Union trade mark 018171380 for classes 35, 36, 41 and 42. The services covered range from marketing and sales promotion, financial and cultural activities to the provision of scientific information in the field of climate change and global warming. A trademark application ... Read More
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has just issued on October 22, 2019 the Resolution # 252/2019 consolidating all PPH former resolutions into a single pilot Patent prosecution Highway Project. The resolution will enter into force as from December 1, 2019 and will in practice represent another tool to decrease the patent backlog in Brazil.
US insurance start-up Lemonade has applied to the EUIPO for Deutsche Telekom’s „Magenta“ trademark to be deleted in its entirety. At the same time, it filed request for cancellation with the DPMA concerning the color mark insofar as it is registered for insurance services.
To adapt to the rapid growth of new technology, reflect the innovators’ new demands on the rules and modes of examination, and improve the quality and efficiency of patent examination, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) has made amendments on Patent Examination Guidelines (“Guidelines”). The amendments have come into force on 1 November 2019. ... Read More
After the birth year 2013, the Rheydter Schlossgespräche will take place for the 6th time. The event has become firmly established with last year’s move from our office in the old oil mill to the historic Rittersaal of the Castle of Rheydt, the oldest Renaissance castle on the Lower Rhine side.
As recently reported Brazil has joined the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks and its Protocol. The declaration of accession was signed by President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil at the end of June 2019 and deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on July 2, 2019. The Madrid Protocol will enter into ... Read More