Issue 76
  April 2017
Contents:
 

Luxury brands discussed in Hong Kong

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Your Hague questions answered

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The MARQUES Brexit Task Force

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders: Duff Beer

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In memoriam Wubbo de Boer

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Find out about MARQUES events

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MARQUES Media Roundup

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World IP Day marked around the globe

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WIPO and EUIPO in Barcelona

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Latest news from EUIPO

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Luxury brands discussed in Hong Kong

 

 

About 80 people attended the second MARQUES Luxury Brands Symposium, which was held in Hong Kong in March


"There were a lot of local attendees, from China and Hong Kong, which gave the event a distinctively Asian flavour," said Peter Wild of Wildpeak, vice-chair of the Programming Team.

Michael Noth of Times Attorneys added that many of the topics discussed addressed "different approaches to luxury in the west and in Asia, revealing where there are cultural gaps, and how we can all learn from each other".

 

Among the highlights were case studies and war stories from in-house speakers from companies including Louis Vuitton, Coty, Daimler, Franck Muller, Groupe Camus, Confiseur Läderach and Swarovski. "They shared their experiences, fears and learnings," said Peter.

The speakers also discussed topics such as branding in China, transliterations, anti-counterfeiting and e-commerce.

 

 

There was a reception and dinner on the first evening, and an exhibition featuring jewellery and champagne on the second day.

 

 

 

This was the second MARQUES Luxury Brands Symposium, following one held in Zurich in 2015. Given the popularity of the topic, Michael said the Programming Team is now considering where to hold a third one: “We will choose a venue that is appropriate for the topic, such as Paris or Milan. We always want to make sure the programme meets people’s expectations.”

Find out more about the Symposium and the presentations on the dedicated page on the MARQUES website.

Your Hague questions answered

 

 

MARQUES held the first of a series of events on the Hague System in Munich on 25th April 2017

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The MARQUES Brexit Task Force

 

 

The MARQUES Brexit Task Force will identify and represent the key issues for brand owners as the UK prepares to leave the EU

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders: Duff Beer

In the latest report from the IP Emerging Issues Team on unusual trade marks from around the globe, Thomas Raab looks at the emergence of a fictional brand into the real world

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In memoriam Wubbo de Boer

 


It is with great sadness that we report that the former President of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (now EUIPO), Wubbo de Boer, passed away on the 20th April at the age of 68

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Find out about MARQUES events

 

MARQUES Media Roundup

Check the MARQUES events page for the latest news about upcoming conferences and seminars, and for material from archived events

 

Sign up to receive posts on the MARQUES Class 46 and Class 99 blogs and follow MARQUES on social media

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World IP Day marked around the globe

 

 

 

Francis Gurry of WIPO, Frank Salzgeber of the European Space Agence and Christopher Dodd of the MPAA were among those to post messages marking World IP Day on 26th April

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WIPO and EUIPO in Barcelona

 

Latest news from EUIPO

WIPO and EUIPO will both be taking part in the INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain from 20th to 24th May. Here's how you can engage with them

 

MARQUES is pleased to share information on the TM5, ID5 meetings, the European Cooperation Projects - Working Groups and the Case Law Laboratory on 12th June with members

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