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New Bulgarian Law on the Trademark and Geographical Indications

New Bulgarian Law on the Trademark and Geographical Indications

What changed for trademark holders? A new Trademark and geographical indications Act was published in issue 98 of Bulgarian official gazette, which overrules the previous act. The changes are made due to implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Membe...

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Brexit – what will happen afterwards with trademarks owners?

Brexit – what will happen afterwards with trademarks owners?

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) announced its intention to leave the European Union (EU). At a special summit on April 10 EU leaders agreed on an extension of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty (which gives right to the member states to exit the Union) until the end of October 2019. The UK system for trademarks protection would remain u...

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EC drafts a Watch-list for the markets of counterfeits outside EU

EC drafts a Watch-list for the markets of counterfeits outside EU

New countermeasures against counterfeit of goods – is the status quo going to change? The number of infringement of intellectual property rights is growing every day to reach threatening levels equivalent to $ 461 billion a year. China remains the country with the largest number of counterfeiting goods, but the names of countries like Belgiu...

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Facebook facilitate IP infringement notices and takedowns with monitoring tool

Facebook facilitate IP infringement notices and takedowns with monitoring tool

In the last Transparency Report, Facebook Inc. announces 3 millions takedowns of posts in reply to notices of copyrights and trademarks infringement, including counterfeits, audio, video and other content. The brand new step of the platform policy is a monitoring tool for intellectual property infringements that alerts for uploaded content, prot...

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