Issue 78
  June 2017
Contents:
 

Hague Agreement workshop in Paris

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MARQUES meets with Commission to discuss Brexit

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EU-China Bilateral Agreement: publication of first 200 GIs

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders – from Colombia

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Featured GI: the cheese of good husbands

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Reports published on counterfeiting and piracy

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Third edition of Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions

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Important Madrid System updates

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MARQUES Media Roundup

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Events coming up soon

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Hague Agreement workshop in Paris

 

 

The second MARQUES-WIPO workshop on the Hague Agreement took place in Paris on 14th June, kindly hosted by MARQUES member Cabinet Plasseraud







Like the first event in Munich in April this year, the workshop focused on the representation of design applications using the Hague System, and how to overcome potential problems.

It was presented by Frédéric Glaize of Cabinet Plasseraud and Gregoire Bisson of WIPO. Frédéric said that the audience was a mixture of trade mark attorneys, attorneys-at-law and in-house counsel. "People were interested in overcoming the apprehension about using the Hague System for applicants, especially in the three major countries that have recently joined the system – the US, Korea and Japan," said Frédéric.

"The Hague System is not as popular in France as it could be: one reason I think people are reluctant to use it is because they feel that they have to deal with different requirements regarding representation," he added. Just 6.5% of Hague applications came from France last year, a fall of 8% compared to the year before.

The workshop addressed this by looking at the requirements and/or recommendations regarding the representation of views of a design, using examples. Lack of a sufficient number or clarity of views of a design can lead to the disclosure of the design being deemed insufficient, resulting in a refusal by the examining office.

In his presentation, Gregoire Bisson provided some specific data and examples from the USPTO, JPO and KIPO, as well as advice on how to overcome problems.

Other issues discussed in the workshop included time limits for responding to notifications of refusal, priority documents and deferment of publication.

Following the workshop, said Frédéric: "I hope people are now a little less afraid of the Hague System. French applicants are very familiar with Madrid but they don’t use Hague as much yet."

The Designs Team aims to host similar workshops in association with WIPO in other countries later this year. Check the MARQUES events page for details.

MARQUES meets with Commission to discuss Brexit

 

 

MARQUES and other IP associations took part in a formal meeting with the European Commission regarding IP protection post-Brexit this month

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EU-China Bilateral Agreement: publication of first 200 GIs

 

 

An agreement on the protection of geographical indications between the European Union and China has taken an important step forward - Alessandro Sciarra of the GI Team reports

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders – from Colombia

In the latest in its series of Field Notes concerning unusual trade marks and brands, Laetitia Lagarde of the IP Emerging Issues team looks at a Colombian gesture trade mark that encourages you to play with your food!

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Featured GI: the cheese of good husbands

 


The latest case study from the GI Team focuses on Svrljiški belmuž from Serbia – the cheese of good husbands - by Marijana Kozakijevic

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Joint OECD/EUIPO Reports on counterfeiting and piracy launched at International IP Enforcement Summit in Berlin

 

Third edition of Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions


The joint OECD/EUIPO report "Mapping the Real Routes of Trade in Fake Goods" and joint EUIPO/Europol 2017 Situation Report "Counterfeiting and Piracy in the European Union" were launched during the International IP Enforcement Summit on 22nd June

 

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has published a new edition of its overview of WIPO UDRP jurisprudence

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Important Madrid System updates

 

 

MARQUES draws members’ attention to some important updates on the Madrid System, including amendments to the Common Regulations, the new Madrid Monitor, Madrid Member Profiles Database and the launch of a webinar series

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MARQUES Media Roundup

 

Events coming up soon

Sign up for alerts from Class 46 and Class 99 for the latest trade mark and design news from around Europe - here are some recent posts

 

There is still time to sign up for the MARQUES Annual Conference in Prague in September. Plus: other events announced for later this year.

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