Using the logo of another company on one’s own website – what steps should be taken not to commit infringement
“TO BE OR NOT TO BE” when it comes to trademarks, or what should be remembered to guarantee genuine use of a trademark
What is worth remembering after trademark registration?
What cannot be a trademark?
What are the functions of a trademark?
What names can be registered as trademarks? A handful of the most essential tips
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?
Surname, first name, pseudonym, personal image – can they be regisrtered as a trademark in the Polish Patent Office or EUIPO?
Using a trademark in different form than registered and proofs of genuine use – part 2
Using a trademark in different form than registered and proofs of genuine use – part 1
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.
A trademark cannot contain the symbol of cannabis. But is it always so sure?
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? – theory and practice in EUIPO’s judicial decisions
Can XOXO be a trademark? The Court of the European Union says NO!
„Black forest” not for clothes – a geographical indication blocks the way to trademark registration
May the logos of famous fashion brands represented in the form of a pastiche referring to the idea of “social distancing” infringe copyrights?
The symbol of cannabis is contrary to public policy and a trademark containing it cannot be registered in the European Union.
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? – Part 9
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? Part 8 – a hologram
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? Part 7 – a motion trademark
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? Part 6 – a multimedia trademark
Facebook sued for trademark infringement
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? Part 5 – a sound
Now, let us have a closer look at yet another kind of unconventional trademarks (apart from the most popular ones, such as word, word-figurative or figurative marks) – a sound trademark. A sound trademark is a mark which consists exclusively of a sound, or a combination of sounds.
Trademarks and coronavirus
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? Part 4 – a color
“R in a circle” or what the symbols next to trademarks mean
Today we are answering a number of questions that are continuously puzzling you: When the symbol (R) can be used? What does (TM) stand for? What other symbols can also be used to denote one’s rights?
What a trademark is like everyone can see… but, is it so obvious indeed? Part III
Everyone can see what a trademark is like… but, is it always so obvious indeed? Part II
Everyone can see what a trademark is like… but, is it always so obvious indeed? Part I
Troubles of a Polish leading deli meat producer – a dispute over exclusive rights
BREXIT – what will happen with European Union Trademarks and Community Designs?
As the exit day is approaching, it is a good moment to take a look at the consequences that are looming on the horizon for the owners of the European Union Trademarks and the Community Designs.
Fewer trademark registrations in Poland, the growing number of Polish entrepreneurs choosing the EUTM registration
After the years 2016 and 2017, which were abundant in national trademark applications filed in the Polish Patent Office, a significant decrease in the number of applications occurred in the year 2018. However the number of the European Union Trademarks filed in 2018 reflects the upward trend which has been observed in the recent years in the growing number of EUTM applications filed by the Polish companies.
Devil’s tricks still being played…
… or how to determine the date of the beginning of the 5-year period for declaring lapse of protection in Poland of international trademarks after the implementation of Directive no. 2015/2436?
Is registration of a trademark becoming more and more tricky?
The Polish Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the EU Court are tightening the requirements for trademark registration.
Automatic alerts of .eu domain name registrations equivalent to the European Union Trademarks – a new tool available from now to EUTM applicants and holders
The devil is in the details, or from when one should count the 5-year period, during which it is possible not to use one’s trade mark without consequences?
Our clients frequently ask the question when exactly the obligation to start to use a trade mark arises, or in other words, from when the absence of genuine use may render the mark vulnerable to declaring lapse due to non-use. The continuous period, after which the holder of registration is at the latest obliged to put his mark to genuine use, in order to avoid negative consequences for its exclusive right, lasts 5 years.
When applying for trademark registration, do not forget about the author
Upon seeing a word or word-figurative trademark, do we wonder who really has the exclusive right to use it? The applicants are hardly ever the creators of a trademark. More frequently, a logo is purchased form a graphic designing studio or a repository of files (e.g. Shutterstock). However, such purchase does not mean the acquisition of material copyrights to the form of expression of the mark.
Apple vs. Animoji. Does it really seem to be the end of a famous dispute?
Recently, a worldwide premiere of a new iPhone has taken place. The product named “iPhone X” has raised controversies mainly because of its price and the function of unblocking the phone by means of recognizing the user’s face. As far as the price of this new device is the issue of secondary importance for the true lovers of Apple’s products, the function of recognizing the user’s face is not.