1st EU Customs – right holders and stakeholders meeting in the framework of the EU Customs Action Plan to combat IPR infringements for the years 2013 - 2017, Public Hearing "Impact of organised crime, corruption and money laundering on the EU’s internal market" Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (CRIM), European Parliament, 27 May 2013, Brussels, EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership-Publication of the Initial appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment by the EU Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA)
Reform of the CTM system: Shadow Rapporteurs appointed, United Kingdom: Reform of Intellectual Property legislation, Plain packaging: Latest developments
KIPO joins TMclass, Common Communication on the Implementation of IP Translator, EU Observatory - Publication of the call of interest - Selection of IP experts, Administrative Board, Joint and Budget Committee meetings, 21-23 May 2013 9th Liaison Meeting on Trade Marks, 23-24 April 2013 -Report
Accession by the Republic of Kiribati to the WIPO Convention, Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, 31 May 2013
T-80/10 of 25 April 2013, Bell & Ross BV vs. OHIM – KIN AB Models produce the same overall impression, T-640/11of 30 April 2013, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH vs. OHIM The trade mark is devoid of any distinctive character, T-61/12of 30 April 2013, ABC-One Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH vs. OHIM The trade mark is descriptive, T-55/12 of 25 April 2013, Su-Shan Chen vs. OHIM – AM Denmark A/S There is a likelihood of confusion between the earlier mark and the contested model, T-579/10of 7 May 2013, macros consult GmbH – unternehmensberatung für Wirtschafts- und Finanztechnologie vs. OHIM – MIP Metro Group Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG No existence of an earlier right
15th NGO Coordination Meeting, 7 May 2013, Dallas- Report, 10 years of the Community Design, 8-9 April 2013, Alicante - ECTA’s Presentations
PRESS RELEASE - European Sister Organisations Joint Statement 23 April 2012 -
Objection to the adoption of restrictive legislation or policy options frequently referred to as “generic” or “plain packaging”
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).