1 LAW
1.1 Trade Marks

Plain packaging for cigarettes: Ireland and UK

1.2 Domain Names

EU Commission’s reaction to ICANN’s decision on wine domain names, EURid confirmed as the .eu registry manager

2 OFFICE PRACTICE
2.1 OHIM

Common communication on the common practice of the scope of protection of black & white marks, 11th Liaison meeting on trade marks, OHIM webinar – decisions of trimester, EU Observatory - private sector meeting in Brussels, OHIM events, OHIM website

2.2 WIPO

The Republic of Korea joins the Hague System, Madrid protocol: change in the amounts of the individual fee of Japan, WIPO events

2.3 National Offices

Italy joins DesignView

3 CASE LAW

T-536/12 SO…?, SO…?ONE, SO…?CHIC vs. SÔ:UNIC No likelihood of confusion with a family of marks
T-568/12 FOCUS vs. FOCUS (fig) There is a likelihood of confusion
T-288/12 ZYTEL vs. ZYTEL (fig) The goods and services are different. No link between the marks at issue
T-249/13 (fig) vs. (fig) The trade marks are different
T-501/12 PENTASA vs. OCTASA There is a likelihood of confusion

4 ECTA NEWS

ECTA’s contribution to EU – CHINA IP discussions, ECTA’s proposals regarding the use of the OHIM surplus

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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

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