Issue 044
  August 2014
Contents:
 

The HouseMARQUES interview: Mette Andersen, The LEGO Group

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EU trade mark reforms one step closer

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Lisbon System Working Group report

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Webinars coming up this week

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WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshops

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Don’t miss these MARQUES events!

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Media Roundup: latest blog posts

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The HouseMARQUES interview: Mette Andersen, The LEGO Group
Mette Andersen of The LEGO Group will be taking part in a discussion on digital branding with Peter O’Byrne of The Body Shop and Lydia Gobena of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu during the MARQUES Annual Conference in Copenhagen. In this interview, she talks about LEGO’s brand, describes her own role and provides some tips for those visiting Copenhagen.
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EU trade mark reforms one step closer
MARQUES is monitoring the latest developments on reform of the EU Trade Marks Directive and Community Trade Mark Regulation, with important developments expected before the end of this year. The reforms will be discussed during the Annual Conference in Copenhagen.
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Lisbon System Working Group report
MARQUES was represented by members of the MARQUES Geographical Indications Team (Chair Miguel Angel Medina, Vice-Chair Keri Johnston and Team member Ortrun Günzel) at the Ninth Session of the Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System (Appellations of Origin) held at WIPO’s headquarters, in Geneva, from 23rd to 27th June. As Keri reports, there was quite a bit of activity on behalf of the United States.

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Webinars coming up this week
OHIM and the IP Academy of the EU Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights are hosting two webinars on 4th September, one on the OHIM website and one on the new OHIM Guidelines.
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WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshops
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is hosting two workshops in New York on 6th and 7th November this year.
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Don’t miss these MARQUES events!

 

Media Roundup: latest blog posts

MARQUES is hosting Judges Meetings and Coexistence Agreement Workshops in Bucharest, Vienna, London, Helsinki, The Hague, Milan, Lima, Asuncion and Mexico City over the next few months.   A case involving Land Rover in Switzerland, one concerning Porto in Portugal and changes to design law in the UK are just a few of the topics being discussed on the MARQUES blogs in the past month.
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See the full list of activities on the MARQUES events page.

The next Coexistence Agreement Workshop is in Bucharest on 10th September, starting at 15:30. 

The next Meet the Judges event is in Vienna on 17th October.

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