Community Trade Marks after IP TRANSLATOR – Amendments by Article 28(8) Declarations

Background One of the most important cases of the last few years, IP TRANSLATOR, held that protection provided by a

New CTM Regulation published – enters into force on 23 March 2016

(This publication originally appeared as a blog post for MARQUES.org. The post was published on December 28, 2015 and can be viewed here.)

Failure to provide evidence of harm to mark’s renown likely to be fatal to Article 8 (5) opposition

(This article was written for the World Trademark Review. The original article was published on November 10, 2015 and can

A Diamond is Forever: but is your slogan?

Corporations invest vast amounts of money in developing and advertising their brands. Slogans are often used to increase brand awareness.

It’s Now Official: CTM Registration for Descriptive Logos is Uphill Struggle

Up until relatively recently, CTM applicants could avoid OHIM’s official practice of rejecting descriptive or non–distinctive word marks by combining