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

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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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TM5/ID5 Mid-Term Meetings
The EUIPO, as the designated secretariat for 2017, is the host for the TM5 and ID5 Mid-Term and Annual Meetings.

The TM5 Mid-Term Meeting will take place on 22nd May during the INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona. The ID5 Mid- Term Meeting will take place on 26th June at EUIPO in Alicante.

Time will be dedicated to the User Sessions at both meetings and a MARQUES delegation will take part in the TM5 meetings

European Cooperation Projects – Working Groups
Between 27th and 31st March, 147 delegates from Member States’ IP Offices, user associations, EPO and WIPO took part in the second round of Working Group meetings of the European Cooperation Projects (ECP).

For 11 of the projects, the meetings were a continuation of the work achieved during the first Working Group week in September 2016. For the two new projects that launched under ECP3, the sessions presented the project kick-off meetings.

Considerable progress was made during the week and, as a result of the discussions and knowledge sharing that took place, the Working Group members agreed on the strategy and the next steps. 

MARQUES is heavily involved in the activities of ECP Working Groups, at the moment being represented in four of them: ECP2 Major Improvements to Common Gateway, ECP3 - Academy e-Learning Portal, ECP3 IP User Repository and ECP4 Convergence Analysis.

Case Law Laboratory: 12th June at EUIPO
On 12th June EUIPO will hold its first ever Case Law Laboratory, aimed at professionals in the field of trade mark and design law. 

The event will focus on a variety of timely and important legal topics such as non-traditional trade marks, functional trade marks and designs, national law rights in the context of Article 8(4) EUTMR and challenges involving disclosure of designs. 

The event aims to help participants to exchange views and develop a common, in-depth understanding of essential legal issues that are relevant to both the private sector and the Office. 

The event will be divided into two sessions. At the morning session, topics will be analysed and discussed in four separate interactive working groups under the guidance of EUIPO staff, accompanied by practitioners and industry professionals with hands-on experience. The afternoon session will involve debate and discussion on the topics by all participants. 

The conference fee is €100 and a participation certificate will be issued after the conference. Registration is now open here.
 

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