Trademark Law

Canada: Important changes regarding trademark applications

As from June 17, 2019, a new Trademarks Act will enter into force. Here are important points you need to get familiar with:

Despite existing EU trademarks and designs, intellectual property rights should be registered locally in UK. If no treaty is reached between the EU and the UK by March 29, 2019 to the effect that currently valid EU-wide intellectual property rights…

Legal entities under private law and registered partnerships are affected by the new obligation to disclose information on beneficial owners. The details must be submitted to the Transparency Register by 30 September 2017.

First impressions count. Even at a company name. Therefore, the company name must be well chosen: easy, understandable, not too long or too similar to others. We show what needs to be considered.

There are many well-known artists who do not appear under their common name. Particularly when it comes to the marketing of artistic services and possible merchandising products, the question arises as to how an artist's name can be protected.

Not everything can be registered as a trademark and not everything can be infringed. Trademark searches reveal the risks at an early stage and protect against misinvestments.

Trademark and patent owners or firms who intent to file IP rights should hurry up and prepare their filings before the fees will be increased by 2-3 times.

The Brazilian PTO (INPI) published new rules for filing and processing design applications including new provisions for electronic filing.

OHIM has launched an exciting new search service combining the data in ten previous databases.

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