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EUTM Enhancements - 1 October 2017

European Union, Ireland - October 12 2017 A number of changes affecting European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs) came into force on 1 October 2017. Overall, these changes are a positive development...

Adam Flynn.

EU General Court finds these trademarks confusingly similar

European Union - June 8 2017 In a recent decision, the EU General Court upheld a decision that the trade marks NIMORAL and NEORAL are confusingly similar. The decision is...

David Flynn.

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

USA, European Union - 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...

David Flynn.