EUIPO-DG GROW meeting

The Executive Director of the EUIPO, Mr Christian Archambeau, met Ms Kerstin Jorna, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General on Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), via videoconference, on 23 June 2021. [#item_full_content]...
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Montenegro implements CP3

Montenegro’s Ministry of Economic Development (MEDM) has updated its methodology to include the principles of the Common Practice of Distinctiveness – Figurative Marks containing descriptive / non-distinctive words (CP3), which was developed by the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) and is the result of the joint effort and collaboration between MEDM and the EUIPO, [&...
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What Is In That Basket- Infringement Or Bullying?

We recently witnessed a trademark battle between India’s largest online grocery marketplace BigBasket and a budding online grocery delivery startup Daily Basket where a cease-and-desist notice was served to the start-up for trademark infringement and brand name violation over the use of the term 'basket', which happens to be common in the names of both the companies. ...
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Can Religious Symbols Be Granted Trademark Protection?

In India, everybody has the right to freedom of worship, and religious names in trade and commerce are common. People are so emotionally committed to their religious beliefs that it is convenient for companies to link their goods and services to the same. Fortunately, trademarking pictorial depictions of deities is not currently practicable....
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International IP Enforcement Summit 2021

The 4th International IP Enforcement Summit was held online on 22 and 23 June 2021. It gathered key actors to discuss ways to improve the protection and enforcement of IP rights globally in both the online and offline environments. The summit highlighted strategic and practical guidance and shared good practices. It was also an opportunity for […]...
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