30
Jul 2014
Global IP

Registration as a trade mark for ‘services’ of a representation, by design, of the layout of a flagship store

On 10 November 2010, Apple obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office the registration of a three-dimensional trade mark...
22
Jul 2014
Latin America

New rules for the payment of patent maintenance fees in Costa Rica

Following implementation of the Decree 38308-JP published on April 24, 2014, payment of yearly maintenance fees for all patent applications...
21
Jul 2014
Global IP

The EPO prioritizes some cases (over others) and also supports the Latin American patent system.

The EPO has recently announced that for increased legal certainty it will prioritize certain cases. More specifically, under something...
19
Jul 2014
Global IP

FIFA and Formula 1

German Formula 1 racer Nico Rosberg had told the world about the helmet he intended to wear on Sunday at Hockenheimring, to celebrate the...
10
Jul 2014
Europe

Operation ERMIS: 70,000 seized counterfeits.

70,000 fake products have been seized as a result of Operation ERMIS, a joint EU operation, the purpose of which was the detection of...
01
Jul 2014
Global IP

Reputed top performing European Patent Attorney joins our chemical team

Today is a great day: one of Spain’s most reputed European Patent Attorneys, Miguel LORCA MELTON, has now joined the chemical team of...
19
May 2014
Global IP

Google and the right to oblivion

So much has been written and commented on the Judgement of the European Court of Justice regarding the possibility to request a search...
06
May 2014
Europe

Black and white Trademarks

On 15 April 2014  the IP offices implementing the “Common Practice of the Scope of Protection of Black &White Marks” have...
22
Apr 2014
Latin America

New formal requirements for patent and trademark applications in Venezuela

Following publication of an Official Notice issued by the Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office dated March 31, 2014, all documents...
22
Apr 2014
Latin America

Increase on the official surcharges for late payment of patent maintenance fees in Ecuador

In accordance with a Government Resolution dated July 11, 2013 and published in the Official Bulletin of Ecuador of April 11, 2014, payment...