Brushed circle mark for wine: Likelihood of confusion? & more… Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest IP news round-up…

Brushed circle mark for wine: Likelihood of confusion?

In the trade mark dispute concerning a brushed circle as an EU trade mark for wine, the proprietor of the national earlier trade mark won. Despite the word element ORIGIUM 1944 of the earlier mark and different colouring, the likelihood of confusion was found by the CFI.


Unified Patent Court set to open within 12 months

The European patent landscape is set to change and become more streamlined for users of the system.


Could the first European Unitary Patent issue in 2023?

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement to establish a Unified European Patent Court and the associated Regulations to allow the creation of a Unitary Patent were issued at the end of 2012.


Scientists want Britain to back COVID patent waivers

Scientists on Friday called on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support the waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments in the wake of the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

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