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Trademark: Terms of Renewal

Trademark´s Renewal Terms of protection: 3 Things To Know     1. After the Trademark Law Reform  In the case of a trademark registered as of 01/14/2019, the term of protection begins on the day following the filing of the application and ends at the end of the day corresponding to the day of filing […]

EUIPO´s Judgement on the world trademark “Think Different”

Dispute on the apple/swatch slogan “Think Different” and the importance of trademark protection Judgment of 08.06.2022; Ref. T-26/21; T-27/21 and T-28/21 In the following judgment of EUIPO in joined cases T-26/21, T-27/21 and T-28/21, the Luxembourg judges ruled in favour  of  Swatch. The watch manufacturer had applied to the European Trade Mark Office in 2016 […]

BGH Eastern Decision on the Lindt Gold Bunny

BGH Decision on trademark protection of the gold tone of the Lindt gold chocolate bunny Federal Supreme Court, Judgment of 29.07.2021 – I ZR 139/20 – Gold tone of the Lindt Gold Bunny enjoys trade mark protection – Let’s have a look at this interesting BGH, German Federal Supreme Court.  The Federal Supreme Court has […]

Registering the name of an independent state: Andorra’s case

Andorra – the independent state : Bureaucracy problems The Principality of Andorra is not allowed to register its own name as a Union trademark.  The government of the small principality is not allowed to protect the name “ANDORRA” as a Union trademark. The figurative sign should be used for marketing various goods and services. But that was recently […]

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