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Brexit: European trademarks to be treated as if registered in the UK

Until recently, there was much uncertainty about the fate of Union trademarks after Brexit, but the UK Intellectual Property Office plans now to create a UK registration from EU trademarks on Brexit day.

The scent of a trademark: removal of graphic representability requirement

By removing the graphical representation requirement for a trademark application, the European legislature widened the underlying concept of trademarks as an IP right in Europe. We look into the potential impact on trademark registration and the challenge

United Arab Emirates: KIPO is a new competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority

The International Center for Patent Registration, Ministry of Economy (United Arab Emirates), has designated the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) as a competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority.

What will happen to European Union trademarks after Brexit?

After Brexit, set for March 29, 2019, 23h00 CET, the UK becomes a “third country.” All European trademarks registered as of the withdrawal date will not be protected in the UK regardless of whether they were filed before or after that date.

Supermac v Big Mac : trademark use showdown

The Irish fast food-chain Supermac’s, named after its director Pat McDonagh’s high school nickname, has engaged in a trademark battle against McDonald’s Big Mac. <!-- Do not remove bellow script --> <script type="text/javascript"> function addAuthorNewBl

Markenrechtsmodernisierungs-Gesetz in Kraft getreten

Am 14. Januar ist in Deutschland das sogenannte Markenrechtsmodernisierungs-Gesetz (MaMoG) in Kraft getreten. Ohne viel Aufhebens verabschiedet sich die deutsche Praxis damit von einigen Besonderheiten des deutschen Markenrechts und sorgt für eine weiterg