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Enforcing Community rights in Europe

Featured in Brands in the Boardroom 2007

Beyond doubt, Article 1 (2) of the Community Trademark Regulation (CTMR) and Article 1 (3) of the Community Design Regulation (CDR) are at the heart of European trademark and design rights, respectively

10 May 2007

Building a Strategy for shape mark protection

Featured in Brands in the Boardroom 2007

The Lego Group has become the leading producer of construction toys worldwide thanks to its famous rectangular plastic brick. But protecting the shape of the toy is proving tricky

10 May 2007

Evaluating brand-rich transactions: IP issues for corporate board members*

Featured in Brands in the Boardroom 2007

A significant portion of large-scale merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the US and Europe relates to brand-driven or brand-rich transactions

10 May 2007

The advantages of the Community trademark system

Featured in Brands in the Boardroom 2007

On 25th March 2007 the European Union celebrated its 50th anniversary. Numerous facts can be mentioned in this regard, both positive and negative

10 May 2007

A new approach to generic marks in Portugal

Featured in Brands in the Boardroom 2007

In Portugal, trademarks are governed by the Industrial Property Code (approved by Decree-Law 36/2003), which entered in force on 1st July 2003

10 May 2007

Determination of royalty: the expectation gap

Featured in Brands in the Boardroom 2007

As companies within the apparel, high-tech, infocomm, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, entertainment and media, and various other industries seek new revenue streams, licensing is becoming a significant component of their strategy

10 May 2007

IP leaders positive about China's future

IAM reporter Liz Rutherford-Johnson attended an afternoon seminar at the London offices of law firm Linklaters, entitled: “Chinese Opportunity: Successful Business Development in China”. Speakers were Ian Harvey of the Intellectual Property…

13 October 2006

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