FAMILY FARM – is a descriptive term and does not mislead

The Greek company AGRIFARM ΙΔΙΩΤΙΚΗ ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΟΥΧΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ filed an opposition against the registration in Bulgaria of a trademark – “FAMILY FARM” – combined. The Bulgarian company – food producer (farmer) is represented by the team of IPConsulting. The opposition is based on an earlier European Union trademark – combined and contains an element “Family Farm”. The…


The Eurasian Patent Office is starting to accept Eurasian Applications for Industrial Designs

The Eurasian Patent Office informs that the acceptance of applications for the grant of Eurasian design patents will start on June 1, 2021. In accordance with Article 22 (4) of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention of September 9, 1994 (Protocol), please note that Eurasian design patents will…


Implications on the international registration of industrial designs due to Brexit

The transition period provided for under the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) will end on December 31, 2020.  The Government of the United Kingdom has informed the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the steps it will take to deliver continued protection…


WIPO PROOF provides evidence of an intellectual asset’s existence

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has a new business digital service. It provides evidence of the existence of intellectual asset. “WIPO PROOF” was launched on May 27th this year and will protect against forgery of all digital files, in any format. The aim is to have proof of the existence of the specific asset at every moment…


Court of Justice of the EU – the rental of cars with radios does not constitute communication of musical works to the public

One of the most controversial issues in case law is that of the interpretation of the concept of “right of communication to the public under copyright”. Thanks to case C-753/2018, the Court of Justice has the opportunity to establish certain principles, on the basis of which to determine more what concerns the right of communication…