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Trade Mark Scams - Beware of Unofficial Notices

Global - April 13 2017 It is important that applicants, proprietors and agents authenticate all requests for payment that are received in relation to their intellectual...


Surnames as Trade Marks under the EUTM Regulation

European Union, USA - April 21 2016 At FRKelly, we often receive inquiries from US clients as to whether surnames can be registered as EUTMs (formerly CTMs). Under US trade mark law, a...


EU General Court Provides Insight on Protection Afforded to Descriptive Marks

European Union - January 19 2016 The General Court of the EU (EGC) has dismissed an appeal relating to opposition proceedings where the signs at issue both incorporated the identical...

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Irish Patents Office & OHIM Christmas and New Year Holidays

Ireland - December 14 2015 The Patents Office will reopen on Tuesday 29th December 2015. Any official deadline or priority claim that falls on or between 24th December and...


OHIM Christmas and New Year Holidays

European Union - December 14 2015 In keeping with tradition, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) will be shutting its doors for business for a number of days...