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Creating a trademark: a guide for marketing departments (Novagraaf)

Author: Trecina Surti (Novagraaf) Publication date: 21/01/2019 As a business, your trademark is what distinguishes your goods and/or services from those of other competitors and is therefore one of your most important assets. When choosing a trademark, business owners and marketing departments should consider the legal aspect alongside the marketing view

2019-01-26T11:45:13+00:00 26 januari 2019|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , |

De tekens ™, ® en © in het intellectuele eigendomsrecht: een praktisch overzicht (Dehaese & Dehaese)

Auteur: Tom Daems (Dehaese & Dehaese) Publicatiedatum: oktober 2018 Dat de tekens TM (™), R (®) en C (©) te maken hebben met intellectuele eigendomsrechten mag dan wel voor velen duidelijk zijn, de juridische waarde van deze tekens is vaak echter minder gekend. In deze bijdrage trachten wij u hierin

Protecting slogans as trademarks : how and why (Novagraaf)

Author: Trecina Surti (Novagraaf) Date of publication: 03/09/2018 Although not impossible, seeking trademark protection for slogans can prove difficult. While some slogans have achieved success, most are unlikely to meet the requirements for trademark registration. Trademark Attorney Trecina Surti sets out the criteria to consider when looking to protect a slogan in

2018-09-09T08:29:19+00:00 9 september 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , |

Who owns ‘France’? (Novagraaf)

Author: Ardine Siepman (Novagraaf) Date of publication: 06/08/2018 The French government is in conflict with another company over trademarks containing the word ‘France’. Novagraaf’s Ardine Siepman examines a recent ruling by the General Court of the EU, which considered whether anyone could even own the word ‘France’. A number of important considerations

2018-08-16T12:41:12+00:00 16 augustus 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , |

CJEU parallel imports ruling : When does relabelling constitute trademark infringement? (Novagraaf)

Auteur: Florence Chapin (Novagraaf) Publicatiedatum: 09/07/2018 This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May 2018. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com. The Fifth Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 13(2)

Battle of the teas : EU General Court finds Teaespresso and Tpresso confusingly similar (Novagraaf)

Author: Ardine Siepman (Novagraaf) Date of publication: 11/06/2018 The holder of the word and figurative mark 'Tpresso' sought to prevent the registration of the word mark ‘teaespresso’, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion. Both cover similar tea-related products. Ardine Siepman examines the recent EU General Court ruling. Likelihood of confusion is

2018-06-13T08:00:38+00:00 13 juni 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , |

Benelux trade mark and design law: what’s new on 1 June? (Lydian)

Authors: Annick Mottet Haugaard, Olivia Santantonio and Sarah Baikry (Lydian) Date of publication: 04/06/2018 On 1 June 2018, a series of amendments to the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) enter into force. They introduce new procedures and grant new competences to the Benelux Court of Justice, which is now competent for

2018-06-04T12:13:01+00:00 4 juni 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |

Important changes to Benelux Trade Mark Law as per June 1, 2018 (NautaDutilh)

Author: Charles Gielen (NautaDutilh) Date of publication: 23/04/2018 The Benelux trade mark System will undergo two important changes as per June 1, 2018. Appeals from decisions of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) Until now appeals from decisions of the BOIP in opposition cases were brought before the courts of

2018-05-02T10:32:23+00:00 2 mei 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |

Asian characters : good fit for trademarks in the EU? (Novagraaf)

Author: Anca Draganescu-Pinawin (Novagraaf) Date of publication: 15/01/2018 How is a trademark, containing or composed solely of Asian characters, assessed in the EU? This question is especially of interest to Asia-based businesses seeking to bring their brands to the EU market, while retaining the corporate identity that they have developed in their

2018-01-17T12:21:57+00:00 17 januari 2018|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |

Combination of descriptive terms eligible for trademark protection (Novagraaf)

Author: Frouke Hekker (Novagraaf) Date of publication: 31/10/2017 Trademark applications frequently fail due to lack of distinctiveness. However, it is possible to overcome this barrier to registration for marks combining descriptive and/or non-distinctive elements, if the sign as a whole creates an overall distinctive impression, as Novagraaf’s Frouke Hekker explains.

2017-11-02T14:32:41+00:00 2 november 2017|Categories: Intellectuele rechten Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , , |