1.1 Trade Marks

Trade mark legislative reform: ECTA’s next steps;

1.2 Anti-Counterfeiting

Google and LVMH fight against counterfeit advertising; EU Observatory: working group meeting

1.3 Domain Names

New expiry date for .eu domain names

2 OFFICE PRACTICE
2.1 OHIM

TMclass: Canada, Norway and Finland; Change of the EU registrations examination; Double electronic signature for joint requests in oppositions

3 CASE LAW

T-5/12 Wash&Coffee The trade mark is devoid of any distinctive character
T-66/13 Franz Wilhelm Langguth GmbH & Co. KG vs. OHIM The trade mark is devoid of any distinctive character
T-520/12 gifflar The trade mark is descriptive
T-18/13 PROTECT vs. PROTEKT There is a likelihood of confusion
T-36/13 Erreà The trade marks are different
T-576/12 PROTECTA vs. PROTEKT There is a likelihood of confusion

4 ECTA NEWS

ECTA’s Round Table session: brand owners life before and after IP Translator; ECTA’s comments on OHIM Guidelines – WP1; ECTA’s Brussels meetings ; EU-Korea IP Dialogue ; ECTA’s financial report; GRUR’s Annual Meeting

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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).

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