A bunch of Italian entrepreneurs are still trying to register a trademark with the symbol of cannabis – do such marks really incite consumers to use illegal substances?

In my previous publications on IP Blog I have already discussed the problems encountered by applicants in connection with registration of trademarks having some reference to hemp and cannabis (The symbol of cannabis is contrary...

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Surname, first name, pseudonym, personal image – can they be regisrtered as a trademark in the Polish Patent Office or EUIPO?

On 24 March 2016 a Spanish company, Gaudí BCN Projects S.L., filed in EUIPO a trademark application no. 015270077 having the following representation: The above mark was applied for services in class 35 (among others for...

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What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? – Theory and practice in the light of EUIPO jurisprudence. Marks as the sound.

Our articles on various kinds of trademarks published systematically in a series under the title “What a trademark is like everyone can see… but is it so obvious indeed?” discussed among others sound marks as a...

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