201801.16
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Brexit preparedness notice

NOTICE TO HOLDERS OF AND APPLICANTS FOR EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARKS PURSUANT TO REGULATION (EU) 2017/1001 ON THE EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK AND TO HOLDERS OF AND APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY DESIGNS PURSUANT TO REGULATION (EC) NO 6/2002 ON COMMUNITY DESIGNS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw…

201801.11
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IP Consulting was part of a training program for enterprising people

IP Consulting experts took part in the training program of Rinker’s Challenge #4. Rinker Center is an entrepreneurship and training center. BCause Foundation created it in 2014 with the financial support of CaF America Foundation. The mission of Rinker Center is to promote education, lifelong learning and to support entrepreneurship and business development in Bulgaria….

201801.04
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The importance of words meaning and general impression

The opponent, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an opposition against all the goods of European Union trade mark application (figurative) The opposition is based on international trade mark registration (figurative), designating Croatia and Romania. The opponent invoked Article 8 (1) (b) EUTMR – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION. The relevant territory is Croatia. –…

201712.17
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The distinctiveness and the similarity in the context of a dispute about Trademarks

A foreign company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Opposition against all the goods of European trademark application, namely against all the goods in Class 5. The opposition is based on European trademark registration for a figurative mark. The opponent invoked Article 8(1)(a) and (b) EUTMR. The goods on which the Opposition is…

201712.11
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Protection of earlier Registered Community Designs made by the team of IP Consulting

On 28.07.2014 a Bulgarian company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Application for a declaration of invalidity. It contested a Registered Community Design of a washing sponge (shown below). The grounds were based on one hand on the Article 25(1)(b)CDR, that the RCD does not fulfill the requirements for protection pursuant to…

201712.09
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For the “Likelihood of confusion” – article 8(1)(b) EUTMR

The owner of an international trade mark No 1 119 310, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Opposition against all the goods of EUTM application No 13 811 997. The opponent invoked Article 8(1)(b) EUTM – a likelihood of confusion. According to the Decision a likelihood of confusion exists if there is…

201711.29
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The proprietor of challenged EUTM did not submit any proofs for defending his mark in the particular time limit

The applicant, a Bulgarian company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed a request for revocation of EUTM 008810855 eGift. The application was filed on the grounds of non-use (Article 51(1)(a) EUTMR) and it is directed against all the goods and services covered by the EUTM, namely – Classes 9, 35 and 36. Based…

201711.23
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The team of IP Consulting have achieved a grеаt success in defending a trade mark registration

The Opposition has been filed against the trade mark application No 135838/ 20.02.2015 – “NOVO MARE”. The trade mark is represented by the team of IP Consulting. They have succeed to prove that even though the contested mark and the registered prior mark have some similarities to some extent, they will provoke different associations in…

201708.10
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Protecting Innovation through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms

The EUIPO through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has launched a report on Protecting Innovation through Trade Secrets and Patents: Determinants for European Union Firms. The report uses data from the Community Innovation Survey for 24 EU Member States to examine the economic importance of trade secrets and their relation with…

201708.08
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EPO clarifies practice in the area of plant and animal patents

From 1 July 2017, the EPO will no longer grant patents for plants and animals exclusively obtained by means of an “essentially biological process”. The press release of the EPO from 29.06.2017 states the following: On a proposal of the European Patent Office its Administrative Council took a decision to amend the relevant Regulations in order…