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

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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


Amendments to Common Regulations

Amendments to Rules 12, 25, 26, 27 and 32 of the Common Regulations and item 7.4 of the Schedule of Fees enter into force on 1st July 2017, as set out in Information Notice No 11/2017 published by WIPO on 12th June.

Key points are:

  • Control by the International Bureau of WIPO of the classification of limitations to the list of goods and services made in international applications (Rule 12).

< >New requirement to list the goods and services in a request for the recording of a limitation according to the numbers of the classes contained in the international registration (Rules 25 to 27).New recording to introduce in the international registration indications concerning the legal nature of the holder or to change those indications (Rules 25 to 27, 32 and item 7.4 of the Schedule of Fees).Madrid Monitor introduces a simpler and more streamlined way to stay up to date on your international trade mark registration.

Features include text prediction functionalities and brand new image filtering. The intuitive interface enables you to identify the countries/regions designated in an international trade mark application and identify where protection has been granted or refused. You can also sent up email alerts and save and share search results.

Madrid Monitor will replace ROMARIN, Madrid E-Alert and Madrid Real-Time Status, which will no longer be available from late-2017.

Over the coming months WIPO will introduce improvements and new resources enabling users to access information and manage their trade mark portfolio faster and more effectively.

Madrid Member Profiles Database

The Madrid Member Profiles Database was launched on 14th June and replaces the older compilation Countries Index. The new Database offer a portal to trade mark rules and examination procedures of Madrid System members.

Applicants preparing an international trade mark application can use the Database to uncover details about trade mark offices in target markets, including which types of trade marks can be protected and how to file an international application through their home office of origin.

After registration, the Database gives access to key procedures and time limits in the countries/regions designated.

Find out more about the Database here.

Webinars

WIPO has launched a series of free interactive webinars on the Madrid System, which provide tips and practical guidance on a range of topics.

The first three webinars were held in June and covered How to use Madrid e-services effectively, Preparing your international application and How to prepare your list of goods and services with Madrid Goods & Services Manager.

The next webinars will cover topics including legal aspects of international registration, WIPO’s examination procedures, office examination and refusal procedures, classification issues and the new Madrid Monitor.

More information about the topics and timing of webinars is available on the dedicated page. Subscribe to Madrid Notices for the latest information.

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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