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Mrz 21, 2019
Victor Danciu, Dennemeyer S.R.L., Romania
First published at www.blog.dennemeyer.com


The scent of a trademark: removal of graphic representa...


Victor Danciu, Dennemeyer S.R.L., Romania, First published at www.blog.dennemeyer.comThe EU Directive 2015/2436 (“The Directive”), which aims to approximate the laws of the member states relating to trademarks, discards the graphic representation requirement for trademark applications. We will look into the potential impact on trademark registration and have a glimpse at the challenges that might arise from it. According to the new definition of signs which are capable of constituting a trademark, provided by the EU Directive 2015/2436, the capability of the graphic representation of the sign intended for registration is no longer  read more

Mrz 20, 2019
Merve Tuncer, Istanbul Patent A.S., Turkey
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Trademark Use is Strictly Standardized for Tobacco Prod...


Merve Tuncer, Istanbul Patent A.S., TurkeyTurkish Parliament has passed a law (“Law no. 7151”) on 15th November 2018 which mandates plain or standardized packaging for tobacco products. The law has gone into force as of 5th December 2018. Law no. 7151 has made changes in several laws and decrees which are related to health. One of the law which was subject to the changes is the Law no. 4207 “Law Related to Prevention and Control of the Harms of Tobacco Products”. The changes in this law include substantial limitation on the appearance of  read more

Mrz 20, 2019
Dr. Krisztián Tivadar, Tivadar Law Firm, Hungary
First published at www.drtivadar.hu


Hungary: Trademark renewal – How will applicants’ life ...


Dr. Krisztián Tivadar, Tivadar Law Firm, Hungary, First published at www.drtivadar.huThe rules of renewal have essentially changed from 1 January 2019. We reckon that the legislator – where it had a choice – preferred the dis-encumbrance of the office to the clients’ interests. Nevertheless, the previous legal practice has also been enacted. Pursuant to the modification of Act XI of 1997 on the protection of trademarks and geographical indications (“Act”) in January, the renewal shall be requested. Not only the proprietor may request the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (“HIPO”) to renew the trademark, but rather  read more

Mrz 19, 2019
Maylee Savournin, OMC Abogados & Consultores, Peru

Artificial intelligence, the new challenge of Intellect...


Maylee Savournin, OMC Abogados & Consultores, PeruArtificial intelligence (AI) arises from the interest that humans have always shown in understanding their own intelligence and, consequently, replicating it in other organisms, hence emerging as a multidisciplinary area, which combines branches of science such as logic, computing and philosophy and is responsible for designing and creating artificial entities that are able to solve problems or perform tasks on their own, using algorithms and paradigms of human behavior. Therefore, it can be deduced that artificial intelligence is in charge of  read more

Feb 28, 2019
Inga Lukauskiene, Associated Partner, Attorney-at-Law, METIDA Law Firm, Lithuania
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The New Lithuanian Law on Trademarks: 4 Main Changes


Inga Lukauskiene, Associated Partner, Attorney-at-Law, METIDA Law Firm, LithuaniaThe New Year brought some novelties to the Trademark Law of the Republic of Lithuania: since 1 January 2019, the trademark registration procedure has been substantially unified with the European Union (EU) trademark registration procedure.
The main changes in the law are related to the concept of the mark, the registration procedure, fees and the mandatory pre-litigation procedure. The changes to the law will force both the lawyers and trademark applicants to be more attentive, but the unification of the requirements and procedures should only
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Feb 28, 2019
Georg Kresbach, Wolf Theiss, Austria
Bernhard Schmidt, Wolf Theiss, Austria
First published at www.wolftheiss.com


Austria: Trademark Offensive 2.0 – Full Adoption of the...


Georg Kresbach, Wolf Theiss, Austria, Bernhard Schmidt, Wolf Theiss, Austria, First published at www.wolftheiss.comFollowing the implementation of several new provisions of Austrian trademark law in 2017, the second amendment completely implements the EU Trademark Directive in the Austrian Trademark Act (MSchG). It modernizes the concept of trademarks in Austrian law and eases access to the legal protection system. The amendment to the Austrian Trademark Act entered into force on 14 January 2019.

The first amendment to implement the EU Trademark Directive (see our Client Alert "Trademark Offensive 2017") entered into force in September 2017. It created, among others, the possibility of splitting trademark applications and registrations, introduced the national certification mark and simplified formal requirements for changes to the register. Since 1 September 2018, the new calculation method for the term of protection has also been in force, whereby trademark protection ends ten years after the date of filing instead of at the end of the month of the trademark registration. With the second amendment, the EU Trademark Directive will now be fully implemented in the Austrian MSchG. In addition to a new trademark definition, the
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Feb 28, 2019
Sebastien Lapointe, Holmested & Associés, Canada

Overhaul of the Canadian Trademark Registration System ...


Sebastien Lapointe, Holmested & Associés, CanadaCanada is currently in the process of effecting the biggest overhaul of its trademark legislation in more than fifty years. The 2019 will see Canada formally adopting the Madrid Protocol, the Singapore Treaty, as well as the Nice Agreement, and start applying a largely amended Trademarks Act (the “Act”). After some four years, these changes are finally being implemented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”), all of which should culminate on June 17, 2019, when the new system will fully come into force read more


Istanbul Patent A.S.



Abdurrahim Ayaz

Abdurrahim Ayaz
Buyukdere Cad., No. 33/16
34381 Sisli/Istanbul
Turkey (TR)
Tel +90 212 241 7272
Fax +90 212 241 7026
info@istanbulpatent.com
www.istanbulpatent.com

Istanbul Patent A.S. was found in 1997 to provide full legal services in Intellectual Property area. Based in the hart of Istanbul and branched in the capital Ankara, the firm’s services extend to entire Turkey and also to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In addition, the firm also provides services to local and overseas clients before European Patent Office.
The firm has 15 attorneys with additional supporting staff in five departments; Trademark Department for overseas clients, Trademark Department for local clients, Patent Department, Domain Name Department and Litigation Department.
The firm has an outstanding reputation in intellectual property, and is unique for its full range of intellectual property services, ranging from copyrights, trade and service marks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, geographical Indications, Plant Varieties and copyrights, from advisory services to prosecution and protection, and related litigations. The firm has also outstanding reputation and expertise in domain name disputes.

METIDA Law Firm Zaboliene and Partners



Reda Zaboliene

Reda Zaboliene
Gyneju str. 16
LT-01109 Vilnius
Lithuania (LT)
Tel +370 5 249 0830
Fax +370 5 249 0833
patent@metida.lt
www.metida.eu

METIDA Law firm Zaboliene and Partners provides legal services in intellectual property, contract, company, competition, labour, real-estate and construction law, as well as represents legal and natural persons in civil cases. Our law firm has offices in Latvia, Estonia and Belarus.

METIDA is one of the leading law firm in intellectual property in Lithuania. Due to longstanding experience and accumulated knowledge we provide legal help to clients professionally and operatively. In the year 2016 influential int. publishers & organizations evaluated our practice. According to European law guide Chambers Europe, Managing Intellectual Property and WTR METIDA is one of the best Lithuanian IP law firms. Chambers Europe has noted that the Managing partner of METIDA Reda Zaboliene is a notable practitioner. She is praised by market commentators as “a true and renowned specialist” and “a very good business-person.” She remains Lithuania’s leading expert in trade mark, design and patent litigation, operating at domestic and European levels. Managing Intellectual Property included Reda Zaboliene in the list of the world’s leading female intellectual property practitioners TOP 250.