Issue 118
  October 2020
Contents:
 

MARQUES Corporate Meetings in 2021

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Madrid Working Group meeting

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UKIPO updates Brexit guidance

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Survey on counterfeit labels and packaging materials

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Report on IP right bundles

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User Group Meeting at EUIPO

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WIPO publishes Creative Economy Notes

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Consultation on protection and enforcement of IP rights

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CJEU case update

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Madrid Protocol tips in Canada

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Coming soon from MARQUES

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MARQUES Media Roundup

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Disclaimer:
The views expressed by contributors to this newsletter are their own and do not necessarily reflect the policy and/or opinions of MARQUES and/or its membership.  Information is published only as a guide and not as a comprehensive authority on any of the subjects covered.  While every effort has been made to ensure the information given is accurate and not misleading neither MARQUES nor the contributors can accept any responsibility for any loss or liability perceived to have arisen from the use or application of any such information or for errors and omissions.  Readers are strongly advised to follow up articles of interest with quoted sources and specialist advisors.
 

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MARQUES Corporate Meetings in 2021

MARQUES is planning to host four dedicated sessions for corporate members next year. These are by invitation only, and full details will be sent out to corporate members soon.

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Madrid Working Group meeting

The MARQUES International Trademark Law and Practice Team, represented by Tove Graulund, Gavin Stenton and Jessica Le Gros, participated in the (postponed) Madrid Working Group meeting in October

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Brexit guidance updated

Roland Mallinson, Chair of the MARQUES Brexit Task Force, has a round up of the latest UK and EUIPO publications relating to the impact of Brexit on trade marks and designs.

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Observatory publishes survey and discussion paper

The EUIPO Observatory, in collaboration with the Council of the European Union's Customs Cooperation Working Party and Europol, has conducted a survey on cases of counterfeit labels and packaging materials. The Observatory has also published a discussion paper on IP infringement and enforcement

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Report on IP right bundles

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has published a new study on firms' simultaneous use of patents, trade marks and registered designs to protect their innovation.


The study, Use of IPR Bundles by EU Firms 2014-2015, is based on a sample of more than 63,000 companies across all EU Member States.

It found that 8.3% of the firms in the sample have applied for more than one type of IP right, and 1% applied for all three types during the period.

It also found that 45% of design filings come from firms also filing trade marks, but most trade marks (nearly 80%) are filed by firms that file only trade marks but not designs or patents.

Patents are the IP right that is most often used together with other rights. Firms filing both trade marks and patents filed nearly 4 patents for every trade mark; firms filing both designs and patents filed 6.5 patens for every design.

Multi-IP right firms represent 31.9% of employment and 35.5% of turnover in the sample. Firms filing all three types represent 14.1% of employment and 16% of turnover.

The study also found that larger firms are more likely to be multi-IP right businesses: more than 20% of large firms have filed more than one type of IP right, compared to only 7% of SMEs.

However, there are differences between sectors: 15% of firms in "Å“manufacturing and mining" are multi-IP right firms, compared to only 6% of firms in 'services, "commerce and utilities".

Read the full report and analysis on the EUIPO website here.

User Group Meeting at EUIPO   WIPO publishes Creative Economy Notes

MARQUES took part in the 29th User Group Meeting hosted by EUIPO in two sessions on 14 and 28 October

 

Batman, Dracula and Spiderman are the top three most-used franchise characters from movies and video games in the world's biggest media market over the past four decades, according to the first instalment of a new series of "Creative Economy Notes"

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Consultation on protection and enforcement of IP rights

The MARQUES Anti-Counterfeiting and Parallel Trade Team reports on the latest survey on IPR protection and enforcement in third countries launched by the European Commission

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CJEU case update

The Court of Justice of the EU has given judgments in three cases concerning colour combinations, whether the sale of spare parts and services constitutes genuine use of a mark, and the application to register the MESSI trade mark

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Madrid Protocol tips in Canada

Shannon Young and Sanjukta Tole discuss developments regarding the Madrid Protocol in a new post for the Class 46 blog

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Coming soon from MARQUES   MARQUES Media Roundup

MARUES is planning to launch new educational and networking resources for members in the next few months

 

Do you read the MARQUES blogs? Would you like to contribute to them to share news about trade mark and design developments with other MARQUES members?

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