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Required documents of trademark renewal in EU

Required documents of trademark renewal in EU

The renewal should be done and the renewal fee must be paid within the six months preceding your mark’s expiry date. The form may be submitted right up until the expiry of the registration. Required documents Power of attorney Certificate of Trademark Registration (original certificate) Other documents (Proof of fee payment, declaration of request for trademark renewal, etc) Other Notes: For online renewal. There is a paper form that can be sent by post or courier. The fee for renewing on paper is €1000 as [...]

European Union Initiates Collaborative Effort to Strengthen Intellectual Property Sphere in Eastern Europe

European Union Initiates Collaborative Effort to Strengthen Intellectual Property Sphere in Eastern Europe

In a concerted effort to bolster the intellectual property (IP) landscape in Eastern Europe, the European Commission, in conjunction with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has launched the EU Regional Program to support Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, and Georgia. This initiative, backed by joint financing totaling €4 million, aims to foster alignment with European IP standards over four years, facilitating legislative harmonization and professional development within the region. The EU Regional Program underscores the European Union’s commitment [...]

european patent office implements amended fee schedule and introduces micro-entity fee system

European Patent Office Implements Amended Fee Schedule and Introduces Micro-Entity Fee System

As of April 1, 2024, significant amendments to the fee schedule at the European Patent Office (EPO) are poised to take effect. These changes encompass a range of fees associated with patent filings, searches, examinations, and renewals. While some fees will remain unchanged, others will see moderate to substantial increases, impacting applicants and patent holders alike. Key Changes in Fee Schedule European and Supplementary European Search Fees: The cost for a European or supplementary European search will increase by approximately 4%. [...]

The procedure of trademark renewal in the EU

The process of trademark renewal does not take place frequently. However, one of the most important activities a company can undertake to ensure that its intellectual property is protected. It is undeniably a time-consuming and at times taxing process that necessitates meticulous attention to detail and constant monitoring. Depending on the scale of a business, trademark renewals may also pose challenges, such as renewals within different territories. Trademark validity For the most part, trademark renewal rules are similar to the US and [...]

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Talks on IP matters in the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA) Working Group on Intellectual Property (WGIP)

During the 17th Round of Negotiations of the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA) Working Group on Intellectual Property (WGIP), Indonesia’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights addressed various issues related to the intellectual property (IP) system. Marchienda Werdany, head of foreign cooperation at the ministry’s Directorate General of Intellectual Property, highlighted the objective of ensuring the IP protection systems of both the EU and Indonesia. Werdany stressed the importance of providing legal certainty to economic players during the [...]

New EU Patent Rules Proposed by the European Commission

New EU Patent Rules Proposed by the European Commission

The adoption of a unified Supplementary Protection Certificates (“SPCs”), new rules for Standard Essential Patents (SEP), and a new mechanism for compulsory licensing of patents in crisis conditions in the EU are all suggested in a newly published draft by the European Commission (EU Commission). The EU Commission has suggested a unitary SPC for pharmaceuticals and plant protection goods as an addition to the unitary patent system. Until the Unified Patent Court takes effect on 1 June 2023 and the [...]

Applications are now accepted for the European unitary patent system

Applications are now accepted for the European unitary patent system

There is now a pan-European coverage option for inventors’ intellectual property. The new Unified Patent Court currently accepts applications from inventors for a single unitary patent that would be enforceable throughout the EU. The EU regulations (No. 1257/2012 and No. 1260/2012) establishing the unitary patent system came into effect on January 20, 2013, but they will only be effective as of the date the UPC Agreement enters into force, which is the first day of the fourth month after the deposit [...]

More than 93% of SMEs with intellectual property rights report a positive influence in the EU

More than 93% of SMEs with intellectual property rights report a positive influence in the EU

The third edition of the Intellectual Property SME Scoreboard shows outstanding statistics on how SMEs protect their inventiveness and innovation in 2022. Only 10% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU have registered intellectual property (IP) rights, such as national and European trademarks, designs, and patents, according to the 2022 edition of the Intellectual Property SME Scoreboard, one of the EUIPO’s flagship studies, which was published by the Observatory. Almost all (93%) SMEs with registered IP rights had a beneficial impact [...]

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Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe

At the beginning of May 2022, the International Trademark Association (INTA) has just released a Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. The Report aims to give out clear guidance on the tax implications with regards to trademark lifecycle in the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. The report was announced during INTA’s 2022 Annual Meeting Live+, taking place virtually and in-person in Washington, DC, April 30-May 4.  With this report, the brand owners, and trademark practitioners [...]

The Russian-Ukraine conflict brought a trademark infringement case to McDonald's Peppa Pig, a trademark infringement case to McDonald's Peppa Pig, trademark infringement case McDonald's Peppa Pig, McDonald's Peppa Pig,

The Russian-Ukraine conflict brought a trademark infringement case to McDonald’s Peppa Pig

The Russian-Ukraine conflict has created many heavy consequences worldwide. In the IP world, the damage might not be so clear as in other sectors of society like oil, gas, food, etc. However, there is actually one trademark infringement case deriving from the conflict, the McDonald’s Peppa Pig case. Peppa Pig Peppa Pig is a British cartoon launched in 2004. The show is incredibly successful to the point that its parent company was acquired by Hasbro for $4 billion in 2019. Peppa Pig [...]

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