Concept Of Counterfeiting Of Goods And Trademark Piracy

Counterfeit goods in layman’s term mean duplicate goods. The goods are often so identically similar to the original product that it creates confusion in the minds of the consumer.
Category: Copyright; trademark

The Need Of Alternative Dispute Resolution (Adr) In IP Disputes

ADR alludes to impartial instruments permitting the parties to settle their issues outside of court in a private discussion, with the help of a certified unbiased delegate of their decision. It plays a dominant role over the conventional methods of prosecution.

The GI Battle Between ‘West Bengal’s Rasogolla’ And ‘Odisha’s Rasagola’

Geographical Indication tags are Intellectual Property, perfectly eligible for recourse from any kind of infringement and unauthorized access or unhealthy competition. The Geographical Indication Registry gave GI tags to both the neighboring states for a different taste, texture, and variety of the soft syrup balls.

Intellectual Property Rights in Covaxin

After a year of extensive study and trials, Bharat Biotech officially came up with a Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin. However, even though this has been a big leap towards the nation’s fight against the deadly pandemic, there are concerns arising related to the intellectual property rights in the vaccine.

World Intellectual Property Day: Encouraging Creativity And Innovation

A business always starts with an idea and IP rights can turn that idea into an opportunity. According to WIPO, ‘Each of the millions of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate across the globe everyday started with an idea that took shape in someone’s mind and made its way to the market.

Virtual IP Seminar on Enforcement with the Republic of Serbia

A virtual Intellectual Property (IP) Seminar on Enforcement was held by the EUIPO in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS) on 12 May 2021. [#item_full_content]

Implementation Of Madrid Protocol In Trademark Law

Madrid Protocol basically talks about international coverage of trademark protection. India penned the Madrid Protocol in the year 2013, and the amendment included Chapter IVA, (Section 36A to 36G) in the Trademark Act.

EUIPO among the Ombudsman Award’s 37 nominees

The European Ombudsman has published the list of 37 projects that have been nominated for the third edition of the Award for Good Administration. The list includes the EUIPO’s CdT Transformation Programme and the Ideas Powered for Business initiative and the SME Fund. [#item_full_content]

CP13 and CP14 approved by the Management Board

On 5 May, the first two convergence projects of the EUIPO’s Strategic Plan 2025, CP13 – ‘Trade mark applications made in bad faith’ and CP14 – ‘Trade marks contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality’, were officially approved for launch through written procedure by the Management Board of the EUIPO. [#item_full_content]

Visit of State Secretary for Global Spain

The Executive Director, Mr Christian Archambeau, welcomed the State Secretary for Global Spain (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation), Mr Manuel Muñiz Villa, during his visit to Alicante on 4 May 2021. [#item_full_content]

Have your say: Protection of GIs for non-agricultural products

The public consultation is open until 22 July and aims to capture the views of all relevant stakeholders in the EU-wide protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) for non-agricultural products. [#item_full_content]

EUIPO commemorates Europe Day

Like every year, the EUIPO pays tribute to Europe Day on 9 May. This date is the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, pronounced on 9 May, 1950, which is considered the beginning of the European Union as we know it. [#item_full_content]

EUIPO Executive Director meets MEP Marion Walsmann

On 3 May, the Executive Director of the EUIPO, Mr Archambeau, met Ms Marion Walsmann virtually. Ms Walsmann is a member of the European Parliament serving on the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI Committee) as Vice Chair and Rapporteur for the IP Action Plan. [#item_full_content]

Webinar: Presenting the Grants 2021 call for proposals

On 13 May the EUIPO Observatory will hold an information session on the Grants 2021 call for proposals supporting activities raising awareness on the value of Intellectual Property and the damage caused by counterfeiting and piracy, the fourth such call for proposals launched by the Office. [#item_full_content]

Alicante News April 2021

The aim of Alicante News is to provide up-to-date information on EUIPO-related matters, as well as on other general IP issues, to the users of the EU trade mark and design registration systems. [#item_full_content]

Links outshine attachments

The EUIPO launches a pilot to replace attachments with links in official communications. [#item_full_content]