Issue 80
  August 2017
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Download the Annual Conference app now

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MARQUES to host three USPTO events

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Responses requested on trade secrets questionnaire

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German Judges Meeting in October

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders: innuendo goes too far

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AG gives Opinion in Champagner Sorbet case

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Latest news from EUIPO

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Thailand joins the Madrid System

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MARQUES Media Roundup

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Download the Annual Conference app now

 

 

If you have a smartphone, make sure you download the Annual Conference app before travelling to Prague

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MARQUES to host three USPTO events

 

 

Three seminars on IRs and designating the US will be held in Paris (26th September), Milan (27th September) and Madrid (29th September)

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Responses requested on trade secrets questionnaire

 

MARQUES members are invited to respond to a questionnaire on trade secrets, which is being conducted by KPMG for the European Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

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German Judges Meeting in October


The next Meet the Judges event will take place in Munich on Friday 27th October, and will feature judges representing the Federal Supreme Court, Federal Patent Court, Munich Court of Appeal and district courts

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Field Notes from the Outer Borders: innuendo goes too far

In the latest in its series of Field Notes concerning unusual trade marks, David Fyfield of the IP Emerging Issues Team looks at a mark that the EUIPO thought stepped over the border from merely tasteless to offensive. Warning: this Field Note may offend!

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AG gives Opinion in Champagner Sorbet case

 

Karin Lochner of the GI Team discusses the recent Opinion of the Advocate General on the legitimate use of the name “Champagner” for a sorbet containing Champagne

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Latest news from EUIPO

MARQUES is pleased to share with members news on: an audit of opposition decisions; a recent case addressing the importance of disclaimers in designs; and EUIPO’s key user programme

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Thailand joins the Madrid System

 

MARQUES Media Roundup

The government of Thailand has deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol. Here’s all the information you need to know

 

Check out the recent posts on General Court design decisions on the Class 99 blog, as well as other news on MARQUES social media channels

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