1.1 Trade Marks

Trade mark legislative package: agreement on Council common position; Standardized packaging: ECTA comments on the Irish legislative proposal

1.2 Anti-Counterfeiting

Second EU Customs – right holders and stakeholders meeting to combat IPR infringements

1.3 Geographical Indications

Protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products

2 OFFICE PRACTICE
2.1 WIPO

Hague Agreement: international registration of industrial designs

2.2 OHIM

Forecasting tool; TMclass now available in Arabic

3 CASE LAW

T-404/13 SUBSCRIBE The trade mark is devoid of any distinctive character
T-184/12 HEATSTRIP vs. HEATSTRIP The trade mark has been filed in bad faith
T-324/13 femibion (fig) vs. FEMIVIA There is a likelihood of confusion
C-126/13P ecoDoor Trade mark descriptive of a component incorporated in a product
C-420/13 Netto Marken-Discount AG & Co. KG vs Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt Identification of goods or services for which the protection of a trade mark is sought - Requirements of clarity and precision
C-421/13 Apple Inc. vs Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt Representation, by design, of the layout of a flagship store

4 ECTA NEWS

Transatlantic working group on intellectual property rights; ECTA Round Table session: brand owners life before and after IP Translator

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ECTA, the European Communities Trade Mark Association, was formed in 1980.

ECTA numbers approximately 1.400 members, coming from all the Member States of the European Union with associate members from all over the world. It brings together persons practising professionally in the Member States of the European Community in the field of trade marks, designs and related IP matters. These professionals are lawyers, trade mark advisors, trade mark attorneys, in-house counsel and others who can be considered specialist practitioners in these areas.

ECTA’s secretariat is located at Rue des Colonies 18/24, 1000 Brussels (tel: +32 2 513 5285).

OTHER EVENTS

  • Other ECTA events

    ECTA ROUND TABLE SESSION
    BRAND OWNERS LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER IP TRANSLATOR
    15 September 2014, DENMARK

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  • Job vacancy

    ECTA LEGAL COMMUNICATOR

    ECTA has decided to strengthen its resources within the Brussels Office in order to serve its members and the IP Community more efficiently. The hired person would be reporting to our Legal Coordinator.


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