Issue 057
  September 2015
Contents:
 

Ten highlights from the Annual Conference 2015

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Discussing dispute resolution in Singapore

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A letter to MARQUES members from WIPO

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Two more judges meetings announced

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MARQUES Media Roundup

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CP3 – Distinctiveness of figurative marks available

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Turkey’s national strategy and action plan for GIs

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Seminar on the Hague System on 19th November

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TMview and Designview expand

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Ten highlights from the Annual Conference 2015

With three packed days of presentations and workshops, some remarkable venues and lots of busy networking, it was a memorable 29th MARQUES Annual Conference. HouseMARQUES selects a few highlights.

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Discussing dispute resolution in Singapore

Nearly 40 people attended the recent MARQUES event on protecting trade marks with arbitration and domain name UDRP in Singapore, with some coming from as far away as India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and California.

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A letter to MARQUES members from WIPO

MARQUES is pleased to share with members a letter received from the WIPO team following this year’s Annual Conference.

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Two more judges meetings announced

 

MARQUES Media Roundup

MARQUES has published details of judges meetings to be held in The Hague and Munich.

 

Water toys, golden bears and Jack Daniel’s were just a few of the topics being discussed on the MARQUES blogs Class 46 and Class 99 over the past month.

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CP3 – Distinctiveness of figurative marks available

OHIM is continuing to work along with IP offices across Europe to increase convergence of IP practices. The latest fruit of this labour is the most recently endorsed Common Practice document, CP3: ‘Distinctiveness – Figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words'.

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Turkey’s national strategy and action plan for GIs

In a follow up to last month’s article, Özlem Fütman of the MARQUES GI Team discusses Turkey’s GI roadmap for 2015 to 2018.

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Seminar on the Hague System on 19th November

 

TMview and Designview expand

WIPO is hosting a seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs in Geneva on 19th November.

  Data from Canada has been added to TMview, while Designview now includes data from Canada, China and the US.
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Trade mark data from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) was made available on TMview on 14th September.

Design data from CIPO, as well as the State Intellectual Property office of the People’s Republic of China and the US Patent and Trademark Office, are available on Designview from the same date.

More details from the Trade Mark and Design Network on Tmview and Designview.

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