Increase in ‘green’ trade mark applications reported & more… Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Increase in ‘green’ trade mark applications reported

Désirée Fields of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law, highlighted the opportunity after the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) reported an increase in the volume of applications for EU trade marks it has received in the 25 years it has been operating that concern goods and services related to environmental protection and sustainability.

Public-private trademark program to help MSMEs go global launched

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) launched on Thursday the Juan for the World (JFTW) Program, a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and private-sector backed initiative that will enable 100 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to protect their trademarks and be competitive in global markets.

Apple faces iPhone and iPad patent injunction

Apple iPhones and iPads could be removed from sale in the UK, at least temporarily, following a new patent ruling by the High Court in London. The court has given Apple time to consider its judgment but has indicated that the company is likely to have to commit to accepting patent licensing terms that it will set at a trial next year to avoid an injunction being imposed on it in the UK in the interim period.

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