A meeting jointly organised by the EUIPO and Europol will gather Directors-General and Heads of Agencies such as: CEPOL, Eurojust, OLAF, DG Taxation and Customs Union and DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs today at the Europol premises in The Hague
On 17 January the Office officially launched the new IP Key China in Beijing, during an event attended by Christian Archambeau, EUIPO Deputy Executive Director, Mr Chen Fuli, Director General of China’s Ministry of Commerce, and representatives of the European Commission and the EU Delegation to China.
WIPO has just released its World Intellectual Property Report 2017 on ‘Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains’.
It presents original estimates of the returns accruing to intangible capital in the global production of manufactured goods produced.
In 2015, the EUIPO, through the Observatory, commissioned a research study on online business models used to infringe intellectual property rights. It was envisaged that the study would be divided into two phases: The Phase 1 report was published in July 2016 and is available on the EUIPO website. The Phase 2 highlights the abuse of the domain names system by those who infringe intellectual property rights and stresses the need to involve as wide a range of authorities as possible to cooperate in the fight against those abuses. The four studied Member States are Spain, Sweden, Germany and the UK. The report is based on in-depth research of the country code top level domains (ccTLD) of the four chosen Member States to detect how often e-shops suspected of marketing trade mark infringing products are utilizing previously-used domain names.
“An EU-wide study carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, is one of the first studies focusing on usage of the pre-existing creative content for new derivative projects. The objective of the research is to document the way previous creative content, both still under the copyright protection and already in the public domain, is being used by film producers for new creative projects in this sector.”
The event is aimed at professionals in the field of trade mark and design law. The event will focus on a variety of select, essential and relevant legal topics such as non-traditional trade marks, functional trade marks and designs, national law rights in the context of Article 8(4) EUTMR and challenges involving disclosure of designs.