1 LAW
1.1 Trade Marks

Trade mark legislative reform; Plain packaging case delayed; Vans to prove genuine use

1.2 Anti-Counterfeiting

AIFA director: Quality of medicines conference

1.3 Copyright

European Court of Justice: Video embedding is not a copyright infringement; Role of new European Commissioners in the digital domain

1.4 Domain Names

ICANN: resolution on internet governance.

2 OFFICE PRACTICE
2.1 WIPO

Diplomatic conference on appellations of origin and geographical indications; Lithuania withdraws from notification 20 bis (6)(b); Sint Maarten according to Article 8(7)(a) of Madrid Protocol

2.2 OHIM

Database for orphan works; Only paid community trade mark applications will be examined; ISO 9001, 27001 and the OHSAS 18001 certification awards; Examination international registrations: vague terms; Spanish online industrial design application; Greece: trade marks e-filing; OHIM Administrative Board and Budget Committee meetings

2.3 National Office

Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit granted with a 3 million pounds funding

3 CASE LAW

T-484/12 SMILECARD The trade mark is descriptive
T-266/13 Curve The trade mark is contrary to the accepted principles of morality
T-39/13 Cezar Przedsibiorstwo Produkeyjne Dariusz Bogdan Niewiski vs. Poli-Eco Tworzywa Sztuczne sp. z o.o. (Design) Visibility of component parts of complex products
T-122/13 and T-123/13 DODOT vs. Dodie (fig) There is no likelihood of confusion
T-342/12 Max Fuchs (fig) vs. Les Complices SA (fig) There is a likelihood of confusion
T-262/13 SKY vs. SKYSOFT There is a likelihood of confusion
T-515/12 El Corte Inglés vs. The English Cut The trade marks are different
T-444/12 LINES PERLA vs. LINEX There is no likelihood of confusion

4 ECTA NEWS

ECTA’s Autumn Council and Committee meetings; ECTA’s contribution: Protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products; ECTA’s Legal Communicator;* ECTA’s new office; How to become a member of an ECTA Committee

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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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