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

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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


The meeting took place in Brussels on June 13 and MARQUES was represented by Chairman Gregor Versondert and Chair of the MARQUES Brexit Task Force Roland Mallinson.

The Commission convened the meeting to listen to the views and concerns of IP rights holders regarding the security of their rights when the UK leaves the EU, which is expected to happen in March 2019.

Liaising with the Commission is one of the priorities of the MARQUES Brexit Task Force, which was set up following the UK referendum vote last year.

The Task Force is identifying the issues of most importance to brand owners, with a view to informing the relevant officials and ministers in the UK as well as those in other EU member states and the EU institutions.

At the MARQUES Spring Meeting, where the Task Force was introduced, there was considerable interest from members, and a broad willingness to help shape its work.

In light of the feedback from those volunteering, a survey on Brexit issues has been prepared and this will be sent out to all Task Force members, and corporate members of MARQUES, shortly. It will be available for two weeks.

Issues likely to be highlighted by the Task Force include: the transition of EU trade marks and registered Community designs post-Brexit, rules on exhaustion of rights, protection for other rights such as geographical indications and international trade marks and the relevance of CJEU case law in the UK post-Brexit.

The Task Force has identified appropriate people in national governments and IP offices as well as MEPs for further communication once the priorities are established, and will work closely with other sister associations representing brand owners in planning further activity.

There will be a further update at the MARQUES Annual Conference in September.

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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