1 LAW
1.1 Trade Marks

Trade mark legislative package: on-going discussions at the European Council; Plain packaging of tobacco products: France

1.2 Domain Names

New ICANN policy implementation

1.3 Anti-Counterfeiting

The European Commission reinforces the protection of intellectual property rights; 70 000 counterfeit goods seized in EU customs operation; EU customs action plan to combat intellectual property infringements: Second EU customs - right holders and stakeholders meeting

2 OFFICE PRACTICE
2.1 WIPO

New e-subsequent designation tool

2.2 OHIM

António Campinos’s term as President of OHIM extended; Chinese delegation: visit to OHIM; IP executive week

3 CASE LAW

T-372/11 BASIC (fig) vs. basic (fig) There is a likelihood of confusion
T-541/11 Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian vs GULBENKIAN No evidence of the existence of a well-known trade mark or a company name
T-480/13 You View (fig) vs. YouView+ Facts and evidence submitted or produced late
T-239/12 CERCON vs. ZIECON (fig) There is a likelihood of confusion
T-1/13 TUDOR GLAMOUR vs. GLAMOUR There is a likelihood of confusion
T-345/13 Cpi (fig) vs. CPI (fig) No genuine use – No use in the course of trade

4 ECTA NEWS

ECTA Press Publication: “Stopping fakes in their tracks: past, present and future of IP infringements and goods in transit”, Intellectual Property Magazine; 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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