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

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Your Hague questions answered

 

 

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


The half-day event included presentations by Gregoire Bisson of the WIPO International Bureau and Oliver Nilgen of Meissner Bolte.

"The main focus was on designating Korea, Japan and the United States under the Hague System, and specific issues related to these countries, with examples of what should or should not be done," said Oliver.

The three countries have all recently joined the Hague System and all have an examination system for design rights. That means that applicants are now beginning to receive objections and refusals from them. Gregoire shared data showing 16% of refusals in Japan, 18% in the US and 35% in Korea.

"There is no best practice yet. We’re still learning from objections and refusals," said Oliver. "But it’s already clear that applicants need to think more carefully about the representation of designs, and what to include as drawings and descriptions when filing."

"Unlike trade marks, you only have one shot," he added.

The event attracted about 30 participants, mainly from Germany but one from as far away as Argentina. MARQUES is planning to host similar events, again in association with WIPO, in other European cities later this year.

"The Hague System is a very good system – everything is online and very easy. We just need a bit more guidance, convergence and information exchange to make it even better," said Oliver.

There will also be a workshop on the Hague System at the MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague in September this year: see the MARQUES events page for the latest information.

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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