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Landmark agreement will protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China
Today the EU 🇪🇺 and China 🇨🇳 concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical indications (GIs) in China & 100 Chinese GIs in the EU against imitations & usurpation.
The owner of the Rubik’s Cube brand lost a bid to regain the European Union trademark rights to the iconic puzzle’s shape.
The case is: T-601/17 Rubik’s Brand v. EUIPO – Simba Toys (Shape of a cube).
On 14 November 2018, the UK government and the European Commission agreed in principle the terms of an Agreement between the UK and the EU setting out the terms of an orderly withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The full text of the Withdrawal Agreement can be viewed in this link, with matters relating to intellectual property being set out in particular in Articles 54 to 61.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has deleted the EU organic logo as a corporate brand. This may sound weird; after all it marks every item of organic food in the EU. It will stay that way because this decision is about something else: the protection of the logo within the right category and protection outside the EU.
EU organic logo : The main objective of the European logo is to make organic products easier to be identified by the consumers. Furthermore it gives a visual identity to the organic farming sector and thus contributes to ensure overall coherence and a proper functioning of the internal market in this field.
EU Organic Logo, 1:23
Wednesday’s ruling upheld the General Court’s judgment that “the acquisition of distinctive character by a mark that wa sinitially devoid of inherent distinctive character must be shown thoughout the EU, and not only in a substantial part of the territory of the EU.”
Android KITKAT 4.4 – The future of confectionery, 1:12
Top EU court rejects Nestle’s bid to trademark the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat、0:20
Brussels, Angers, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF UNION PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS
The UK government has outlined its intention to offer EU registered trademarks a UK equivalent post-Brexit.In its latest draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, the UK revealed that it would create an equivalent cloned right during the Brexit post-transition period, which is planned to last from 29 March 2019, to 31 December 2020.