EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office): New rules on submitting evidence (European Union Trade Marks are affected)

The EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) announced that it is implementing  new rules on submitting evidence, which will affect procedures for European Union Trade Marks. The press release states that: From 1 February 2023 new requirements will apply when submitting annexes on data carriers. The affected data carriers are such as USB flash drives,…


Adoption of the Commission’s proposal for a revised Regulation and Directive on industrial designs

The EUIPO announced the following long waited news: The Designs Directive and Community Design Regulation, originally created twenty years ago, are currently being revised. The revision aims to ensure that design protection is fit for purpose in the digital age and it is more accessible and efficient for individual designers, SMEs and design intensive industries…


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…