Issue 77
  May 2017
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Sign up now for Annual Conference in Prague!

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Last chance to register: Hague Agreement, Paris

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MARQUES takes part in oriGIn meeting

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders: UNNAMED

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New eAppeal at EUIPO

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Latest Madrid System developments

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Case Law Laboratory in Alicante

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MARQUES Media Roundup

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New Convergence Projects

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Sign up now for Annual Conference in Prague!

 

 

Registration is now open for the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference, which takes place in Prague from Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd September 2017


The theme of the Conference is "Brands and Culture" and speakers will look at how brands are shaped by cultural, political and social influences.

IP rights have become more prominent worldwide, and consumers are more engaged. That results in growing tensions between trade marks and other IP rights, on one hand, and free speech, cultural sensitivities and political considerations, on the other. These tensions will be explored over the three days of the Conference.

Programme summary

Mr Josef Kratochvil, President of the Czech Republic Patent and Trademark Office, will open the Conference.

Panel sessions will include discussions on cultural trends in brands, censored marks, cultural differences in trade mark enforcement, non-trade mark protection and brand life cycles.

There will also be updates on developments at WIPO and EUIPO and a review of recent CJEU case law.

Delegates have a choice of five workshops on Thursday afternoon, covering: marketing to kids; injunctions; meet the trade name; creative work designed for business; and International Registrations.

There will be a packed social programme, including a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, Cultural Reception at the Zofin Palace on Wednesday evening and Black Tie Gala Dinner and Dance at the Industrial Palace on Thursday night.

How to register now

All the details, including the full programme, registration fees and sponsorship opportunities, are available on the Annual Conference page of the MARQUES website.

The Early Bird Discount, which saves you €400 on the member rate and €850 on the non-member rate, is available until Friday 30th June.

Last chance to register: Hague Agreement, Paris

Mastering The Hague Agreement – from Asia to the USA, through the EU takes place in Paris on 14th June 2017

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MARQUES takes part in oriGIn meeting


Alessandro Sciarra, Chair of the Geographical Indications Team, gave a presentation at a side-event organised by the Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn) in the framework of the 37th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT), which took place in Geneva from March 27th to March 30th 2017

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders: UNNAMED

In the latest in its series of Field Notes concerning unusual trade marks, Nicoletta Galizia of the IP Emerging Issues Team looks at a brand with no name - UNNAMED by Byredo

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New eAppeal at EUIPO

 

Latest Madrid System developments


EUIPO launched a new service on 10th April 2017 allowing users to file an appeal online, and provided more information in a webinar on 11th April

 

MARQUES members might like to know about a number of recent initiatives from WIPO, which affect the Madrid System

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Case Law Laboratory in Alicante

 

MARQUES Media Roundup

EUIPO's first Case Law Laboratory will be held on 12th June and is aimed at professionals in the field of trade mark and design law

 

Find out the latest news and analysis on trade mark, design and other relevant IP issues on the MARQUES blogs and social media pages

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European Cooperation: New Convergence Projects to be launched soon

 

India joins TMview

Two new Convergence Projects, covering use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered and distinctiveness of three-dimensional trade marks, are due to be launched in October 2017

 

Members might be interested to know that India joined TMview on 26th April 2017

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