June 2009 Blog Posts (7)

When one marks has a distinctive character?

The Court of First Instance of the European Communities has recently come up with a decision in the case Imagination Technologies Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.

The history is as follows.

In 2001 Imagination Technologies applied for European mark "PURE DIGITAL" in classes 9 and 38 ( "Electrical and electronic equipment for use at the multimedia entertainment system," Provision of information via telecommunications, computer programs, computer and video games… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on June 29, 2009 at 3:44am — No Comments

The Hungarian Patent Office reduces fees for trademarks

Class 46 reported the news that the Hungarian Patent Office reduced the fees for obtaining a trademark in the country.

Reduction in the amount of 40% when applied 3 classes of goods and services. If you request only 2 classes of goods and services the reduction in the amount is 30%.

This reduction in fees to obtain marks in Hungary with effect from June 11, 2009.

More information can be found here.

Hungary is another country reduce its fees, time and the UK do so in response… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on June 23, 2009 at 2:44am — No Comments

Copyright in Malaysia

An interesting case in Malaysia about the case for copyright.

In the lawsuit Megnaway Enterprise Sdn Bhd v Soon Lian Hock, plaintiff manufactures and markets security systems for cars with brand THEF-PRO, it has developed and has drawings of all elements in the system.

Soon Lian Hock started selling metal elements of the systems which are identical to those of the plaintiff's drawings. This is the reason why Megnaway Enterprise Sdn Bhd accused Soon Lian Hock in violation of… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on June 18, 2009 at 8:08am — No Comments

Crisis or not, applying for Bulgarian marks

Intellectual Property Planet continues to analyze the situation on the trademark applications over the years and the impact of the global financial crisis on this activity.

In the present analysis were compared by year for the month of January marks applied.

This month has been analyzed because the current economic crisis in 2009 began to reflect in Bulgaria with greater force.

Statistical data of BPO online indicates the following results:

Claim trademarks in Bulgaria… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on June 15, 2009 at 3:24am — No Comments

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Added by Mikk Putk on June 11, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Court of First Instance issued Fiorucci/OHMI - Edwin (ELIO FIORUCCI)

The Court of First Instance issued a decision in the case Fiorucci / OHMI - Edwin (ELIO FIORUCCI).

The history is as follows.

The complainant, designer Elio Fiorucci acquired fame in Italy in the 80-year declaring bankruptcy and sold all their brands and intellectual property rights to Japanese company Edwin Co. Ltd.

In 1997 Edwin Co. Ltd. submitted an application for a Community trade mark "ELIO FIORUCCI", then get a registration.

In 2003 Designer Elio Fiorucci submit an… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on June 5, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

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Added by Mikk Putk on June 1, 2009 at 8:20am — No Comments

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