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Is there any interest in protecting Chinese character marks in the European Union?

Is there any interest in protecting Chinese character marks in the European Union?

According to the EUIPO’s 2018 Annual Report, China is ranked third among the top 10 filing countries (which represent 71.71% of total filings in the European Union). The European Union remains one of the biggest territories of interest for Chinese applicants after the United States and South-East Asia.

We recently noticed a growing demand from Chinese companies for … Read the rest

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Erotic products, happy life ends here [T‐457/17 HAPPY LIFE, Medisana AG / EUIPO, 25 september 2018]

Using a slogan as a trademark could be an original way to distinguish your products or services provided the slogan is finely formulated. Slogans such as « Just do it » (Nike) or “Because you’re worth it” (L’Oréal) obviously attract the consumers’ attention towards the goods or services concerned considering they make it easy to remember.

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Can you trademark a cultural property in France?

Can you trademark a cultural property in France?

Cultural property is defined as tangible or intangible assets of a society, which may include emblems, buildings, monuments, folklore or tradition[1]. Owned by the State or a private entity, cultural properties are generally inherited from past generations and are preserved, bestowed and passed onto the future generations.

Cultural properties have significant values, given that they could easily … Read the rest