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"Parody" under the EU law

“Parody” under the EU law

“Parody” under the EU law  – the opinion of the attorney general in the case  Johan Deckmyn, Vrijheidsfonds VZW vrs. Helena Vandersteen, Christiane Vandersteen, Liliana Vandersteen, Isabelle Vandersteen, Rita Dupont, Amoras II CVOH, WPG Uitgevers België. On the 22 of May 2014 was published the opinion of the Attorney general P. CRUZ VILLALÓ in connection […]

Black and white trademarks in the EU - scope of protection

Black and white trademarks in the EU – scope of protection

On the 15th of April 2014, OHIM released a Common Communication on  the scope of protection of black and white trade marks. OHIM will implement the new common practice on 2 June 2014.The Communication will be implemented in the other participating offices, namely –   AT, BG, BX, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, GR, HR, HU, […]

Common Communication on the Common Practice on the Acceptability of Classification Term

Common Communication on the Common Practice on the Acceptability of Classification Term

On 20th of February was issued a Common Communication on the Common Practice on the Acceptability of Classification Terms. The communication and the implemented change of practice is result of the issued on 19/06/2012 ruling of the Court  in Case C-307/10 “IP Translator”, giving the following answers to the referred questions: 1 – Directive 2008/95 must be interpreted as […]

HOW WILL THE BULGARIAN LEGISLATION CHANGE AFTER THE EXPECTED AMENDMENT OF FIRST DIRECTIVE OF THE COUNCIL

HOW WILL THE BULGARIAN LEGISLATION CHANGE AFTER THE EXPECTED AMENDMENT OF FIRST DIRECTIVE OF THE COUNCIL

How will the Bulgarian legislation change after the expected in 2014 amendment of First Directive of the Council to approximate the laws of Member States relating to trademarks (89/104/EEC) In the article „Changes in legislation regarding the protection of trademarks in the European Union“ we discussed the European Commission proposals to amend the FIRST DIRECTIVE […]