The National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina joins DesignClass
On 12 May 2023, The National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI-AR) announced their decision on joining DesignClass. With that decision, Argentina will then begin to adopt the Harmonised Database of Product Indications (HDBPI) list of terms in DesignClass.
EU-Chile: Modernised agreements on protection of Chilean and European wines and spirits
On 9 March, the modernised EU-Chile agreements on wines, spirits, and aromatised wines went into effect, strengthening bilateral trade of these items and playing an important role in agricultural trade for both sides.
Trade mark news from Emmentaler and Maison Margiela
This week, a look at a recent decision from the General Court on the Emmentaler case, and a decision from the EUIPO’s BoA regarding Maison Margiela’s figurative trade mark application.
Ambassador of the Month: Fanny Koleva
European IP Helpdesk team is glad to introduce you to the ambassador of this month, Fanny Koleva who works for ARC Consulting, the EEN coordinator of Bulgaria.
Unitary Patent System Enters Into Force Today: A Game Changer For Innovation in Europe
The entry into force of the Unitary Patent system today marks a historic step in the completion of the Internal Market and leads the way to a new era for the protection of innovations in Europe.
Enhancing China's Brand Landscape: Five Highlights of the Recently proposed Trademark Lawchanges to China's
On January 13, 2023, the China National Intellectual Property Administration ("CNIPA") published the Draft Revision of the China Trademark Law ("Draft Revision").
Paraguay deposits its accession to the Budapest Treaty
The Budapest Treaty will enter into force in Paraguay on August 5, 2023.
Bimbo vs BimboBike - Little Mermaid case
This week in the news, a famous bread company opposes a cycling trade mark application, and the Danish Supreme Court rules on the Little Mermaid case.
EPO Announces: 2023 Young Inventors Prize Finalists
The European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed three finalists for the 2023 Young Inventors Prize, shortly after the announcement of the European Inventor Award finalists.
All you need to know about Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in Brazil
NDAs are legally enforceable in Brazil and widely used for general business purposes whenever a party needs to disclose sensitive or confidential information to its counterpart before the performance of a business project, commercial transaction, collaboration, due diligence, or hiring employees.