1 LAW
1.1 Trade Marks

Trade mark legislative package - Civil society groups against goods in transit provision

1.2 Anti-Counterfeiting

Officials seized 292 domain names of sites selling counterfeit goods

1.3 Geographical Indications

EU Commissioner on geographical indications

1.4 Copyright

UK music industry action against new copyright legislation; New case sent to CJEU on third-party copyright infringements

2 OFFICE PRACTICE
2.1 WIPO

Design Law Treaty

2.2 OHIM

Misleading invoices; 21.5% of Community trade mark applications submitted through Fast Track; Norway and Denmark join Designview; Austria joined Designview

2.3 WTO

Informal meeting on geographical indications register

2.4 EU

MEPs boost investment in projects of intellectual property

2.5 National Office

Hungary: Marketing Authorization no threat to trade mark infringement

3 CASE LAW

T-450/09 Simba Toys GmbH & Co. (fig) The shape of the mark is not necessary to obtain a technical result. It has a distinctive character
T-712/13 REHABILITATE The trade mark is descriptive
T-75/13 LONARID vs. Momarid Likelihood of confusion
T-272/13 MAX&Co. vs. M&Co. The trade marks are different
T-605/11 BIOCEF vs. BIOCERT There is a likelihood of confusion
T-618/13 JAVA vs. AAVA CORE The trade marks are different

4 ECTA NEWS

Management Committee Meeting; ECTA delegation meets the European Institutions; ECTA submission to the European Commission on proposed ‘standardized packaging’ legislation

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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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    ECTA AWARD 2015

    ECTA takes pleasure in inviting students and professionals to take part in the ECTA AWARD 2015. The deadline for receipt of papers is 15 March 2015.

    Information about the ECTA AWARD, goal, criteria, category of participants, rules for judging the paper and winner prizes can be found HERE.


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