Are Your Trade Marks Still Protected in the EU? - The IP Translator Case
A recent decision of the European Union's highest court - in the "IP Translator" case - has stated that many terms commonly used in trade mark specifications are not sufficiently clear and precise for registration. This raises worrying questions about the protection given by registrations containing those terms. The decision also addressed the issue of whether use of "class heading" wording in a specification means that all goods or services in that class are deemed covered by the registration.
In this webinar we will look at the IP Translator decision and the Community trade mark office's reaction to it, bearing in mind the weight to be placed on each of these. We will focus particularly on existing trade mark registrations and what proprietors should be doing now in order to ensure that their trade marks remain protected in the EU.
Kate is the lead partner in Venner Shipley’s trade mark department. She started her professional life as a solicitor with a leading London firm where she specialised in the intellectual property side of corporate transactions. She now focuses on protecting brands using trade mark and design law and her expertise lies in the management of trade mark portfolios, strategic advice, pre-litigation correspondence and settlement negotiations, as well as the registration of trade marks and designs. Kate also handles domain name disputes.
Timings - Wednesday, 1 August 2012
In order to accommodate our global audience we will be running this event twice. Both sessions will cover the same subject matter, so please register for which ever session time is most convenient for you.
Each session should last no longer than 45 minutes, including an opportunity to pose your questions.
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