Intellectual Poperty is a key component of our society. Its story is rich and complex, made of stepbacks and progress. You can read this tale on EUIPO's website.
The European Commission recently published a list which presents some known website and marketplaces that engange in counterfeit and piracy outside of Europe. This list works as a warning for companies and businesses in the EU.
The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) recently joined the Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement, which aims at a better protection and recognizion of appellations of origin and geographical indications.
The Metavers is a new digital world in which the brands have a place and need protection. This is the thesis developed by Katja Loeffelholz in an article on Lex Vini.
The protection of Bourbon just increased in Japan with the acknowledgement that this is a US product. This type of bilateral agreement was signed last year between the US and Bolivia.
This is a new step forward for the protection of intellectual property on an international level : Jamaica joins the International design and trademark systems. This allows - among other things - to increase the number of market available for companies.
The EUIPO recently put online an article dealing with the history of IP starting in Ancient Greece. This is a serie of article that appears to be captivating.
A new method of identifying the origin of wine was developped by the University of Adelaide and its results looks promising. Counterfeit in the wine industry has always been an issue from a commercial and a legal perspective.
After the registration of a trademark, there are still a few obligations left for the owner to protect its trademark. One of these is the obligation of use the trademark.
The European Trademark System is quite complex from an outsider's point of view. Novagraaf offers a short presentation of the system.
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