CASABLANCA ("WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS") AND OTHER EXAMPLES OF FAILED GEOGRAPHICAL TRADEMARKS
Apart from and geographical indications, indications of geographical origin are excluded from registration as trademarks, that is, those that identify a product as originating in a territory, when a certain quality, reputation or other...
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS. APPERIENCES ARE NOT DECEPTIVE
Design is understood to be the appearance of the whole or part of a product, derived from the special characteristics of lines, configuration, color,...
BREXIT: UK ALSO EXITS EUROPEAN TRADEMARKS AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS: “SEE EU LATER”
The Brexit transition period will end on December 31, 2020. As of January 1,...
TO OPPOSE OR NOT TO OPPOSE, THAT’S NOT THE QUESTION WHEN DEALING WITH PACKAGING IMITATIONS!
“One out of every two consumers makes a mistake when buying and takes an imitation thinking that it is the original”, they denounce in Promarca, the Association of Manufacturers of Consumer...
"YOUR BRAND IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR BUSINESS" STEVE FORBES. CAN WE PROVE IT?
Trademarks must be put to effective use in the market after five years since their registration (art. 39 LM). The burden...
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ONLINE COMMERCE GROWING HEALTHIER AFTER COVID-19
It is time to act for a future winner beyond the coronavirus. To quote Einstein, "in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."...
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- Fee quotations: fixed price (most matters) or on a time basis (exceptionally)
- Advice with respect to the different types of protection available (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, etc.)
- Periodic audit reports (status and evaluation) of trademark portfolios and/or other
- Intellectual Property (I.P.) assets Advice with respect to overall strategies to protect, exploit and defend I.P. assets at national and international levels
- Proposals to resolve conflicts (including through litigation), with risk analysis and evaluation of possibilities of success
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- Alternative dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
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- Preparation and filing of national, Community and International trademark applications
- Prosecution and administrative defense of applications including answers to official objections and third party oppositions
- Trademark "vigilance" and maintenance including opposition to third party applications
- Negotiation of coexistence agreements and other conflict resolution proposals
- Infringement and use (or non-use) investigations
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- Valuation and sale of trademarks
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- Filing and prosecution of national, European and International patents
- Maintenance fees
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- Technical translations
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- CASABLANCA ("WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS") AND OTHER EXAMPLES OF FAILED GEOGRAPHICAL TRADEMARKS
- INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS. APPERIENCES ARE NOT DECEPTIVE
- BREXIT: UK ALSO EXITS EUROPEAN TRADEMARKS AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS: “SEE EU LATER”
- TO OPPOSE OR NOT TO OPPOSE, THAT’S NOT THE QUESTION WHEN DEALING WITH PACKAGING IMITATIONS!
- "YOUR BRAND IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR BUSINESS" STEVE FORBES. CAN WE PROVE IT?