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Benelux trademark becomes easier to oppose or invalidate

As of June 1, 2018, a number of changes to the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) will come into effect. The changes will make it easier for holders of earlier trademarks and other interested parties to oppose the... read more

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Germany only remaining obstacle for Unitary Patent as UK ratifies

The UK Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, has confirmed on April 26, 2018, that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). Now, the constitutional complaint which is currently pending... read more


EU trademarks and registered Community designs after the Brexit

The Brexit means that as from March 30, 2019, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union. What are the consequences for your IP rights in the European Union, such as EU trademarks and registered Community designs, after... read more

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New opportunities with the modernized EU trademark law

As of this month, some important provisions of the modernized European trademark law entered into force that provide new possibilities, such as the possibility to register sounds, smells, taste and movements. The purpose of the reform package, originally... read more

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