What to do in case of receiving a provisional refusal notice from OSIM?

Obtaining a trademark can be a crucial step to the success of a business. However, sometimes  the applicant may receive a notice of provisional refusal from OSIM (State Office for Inventions and Trademarks), signaling that your application does not meet certain legal conditions. In such situations, it is essential to address this issue appropriately, taking […]

Trademark renewal as a key element of success

According to Law no. 84/1998 on trademarks and geographical indications, republished, the registration of a trademark takes effect from the date of the regulatory filing of the trademark and has a validity of 10 years. After the expiry of this period, renewal of the trademark becomes an essential step in the management and protection of […]

Can a person’s face become a trademark?

Over time, people have registered as a trademark all sorts of signs: from the simplest to the most unimaginable words, shapes, drawings, even sounds.  To date, more than two million trade marks have been registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), so anyone who wants to register a new trade mark that is […]

Elvis Presley versus BrewDog: How far would you go to protect your brand?

As consumers, we meet a multitude of well-known brands in the food and beverage sector on a daily basis. Whether it’s choosing cereal or morning coffee, or choosing specific ingredients and garnishes for the evening meal. It therefore goes without saying that intellectual property protection for your food and drink business is vital, as it […]

Moka coffee maker: How a registered design revolutionized coffee ritual.

Today, in September 5th, the world of design and innovation gathers in a remarkable event in the vibrant city of Berlin. The fourth edition  of the DesignEuropa Awards (DEA), organised by EUIPO, takes place here. This prestigious event celebrates excellence in design for holders of registered Community Designs (RCDs) across the European Union. DesignEuropa’s jury […]

Hermes vs Rothschild – Intellectual Property Rights in the Metaverse

The concept of “Metaverse”, in a simple and accessible language, refers to a virtual space where users interact in different ways. Metaverse offers a wide range of experiences and interactions, being a virtual space in continuous development, and with remarkable potential both for the user and for the companies that choose to transpose their products […]

Advantages of EU Trademarks over National Trademarks

Trademark rights have a territorial character, meaning that protection will be in force only in the country where the trademark is registered. If you want your mark to be protected in several EU countries, a good option is to apply for a European Union trade mark (EUTM), which is registered by the European Union Intellectual […]

European Trademarks

European trademarks are registered rights which have unitary effect throughout all of the 27 countries of the European Union. EU registered trademarks cannot be subdivided, assigned or otherwise divided on a state by state basis, but only as a European Union wide right. However, they can be licensed on an individual national basis. Since their […]