The annual CTA China Trademark Festival is one of the biggest IP conferences in China with over a 1500 attendees. MARQUES hosted the forum ’Chinese brands go to Europe’ in order to provide guidance on protecting and managing Chinese brands in Europe which was focused on administrative and enforcement procedures. Mirjam de Werd, trademark attorney at Abcor and vice chair of the Marques China Team, was one of the speakers and presented ‘enforcement of Chinese IP right in the EU’. »other-general
In January 2019 Abcor has been recommended as Dutch experts in the field of Intellectual Property Law. Last week we were informed to be nominated for best Trademark Law firm 2019 of the Netherlands, after we were the winning company for best Trademark Law firm of the year 2018 in the Netherlands. We thank all our clients and foreign associates who nominated our firm. »other-general
After part 1 (tradenames and trademarks), part 2 (protection of ideas), part 3 (designs and design protection) and part 4 (advertising), this spring part 5 (online) of the eBook series “IE in Bedrijf” was launched. »other-general
In our profession, fraudulent or misleading invoices remain an ineradicable evil, which is spreading all over Europe. It is important that companies file a report (in the Netherlands there is a specialised helpdesk, Nationale Fraude Helpdesk firstname.lastname@example.org) in case they are victimised. Only then, it will be clear to everybody, how high the damages actually are. »other-general
Per April 1, Mirjam de Werd and Frank Schouten joined the Abcor team in Leiden. Mirjam de Werd started her career at a trademark agency and made a transfer to Danone, where she handled the IP portfolio Asia-Pacific as an in-house attorney.Afterwards, she worked as an in-house legal counsel at TV Entertainment Reality Network (new TV-Channel). For the past 15 years, Frank has worked at several trademark agencies, like VO Patents & Trademarks/ Houthoff Buruma Amsterdam/ Merkenbureau Keesom & Hendriks. »other-general
MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE.
Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark.
Infringement or not?