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The importance of recognition (acceptance speech President BMM 2021)

I would like to finish by the fact that, due to the increasing attention to IP rights, it is now clear to the business world, that IP protection is an essential factor for driving and stimulating innovation within companies and for the survival of companies. However, it is not clear to everybody that this is a highly specialized profession. There ought to be recognition and awareness that the people who work in this area, are specialists. In addition, we must realize that staff can only flourish if they can and may be 100% themselves. Especially towards the SME, there is a great opportunity, to put our profession clearly on the map. There, it must be realized that a BMM member stands for quality, that the BMM membership is a guarantee to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Know, that I would like to guide that process for the next two years as your new president. » other-general

Abcor listed in 2021 World Trademark Review WTR1000

Every year many rankings of trademark agencies are published. These are important of course for us as an office and for companies seeking representative. The WTR1000 (World Trademark Review 2021) is regarded worldwide as the most important overview of trademark offices and companies in the field of trademark law. We are therefore proud and honored to be included in this year’s list of leading representatives in the Benelux. And with praise from our customers! » other-general

Jos van der Linden new certified attorney Abcor

This January 17th our colleague Jos van der Linden passed the final exam of the 2 year professional training and certification program of the Benelux association of Trademark and Design Attorneys, for which he received the official certificate. Of the 22 candidates with whom the course started in 2018, 13 received the highly coveted certificate on this day. » other-general

New at Abcor

Starting last summer, Sezen Sümer joined Abcor’s team as a trademark assistant, after doing her thesis research within our office. She wrote about the problems that arise as a result of the introduction of the certification mark and its consequences for previously registered trademarks, since these now are vulnerable to (partial) cancelations. This thesis will be published in collaboration with Leiden University of applied sciences, and will also be available on our website.   » other-general

New trademark advisers at Abcor

This spring Ellen Streekstra and Tanja Oosterman joined Abcor. Ellen has been active as a trademark attorney for 20 years. She gained a lot of experience at various trademark agencies, including Bouma, Bakker & Verkuijl and Kneppelhout & Korthals. She also worked as an in-house attorney for several years at Berggruen Group, where she managed the trademark portfolio of German department store Karstadt. Tanja has worked as a paralegal for various trademark agencies over the past 10 years. Ellen and Tanja will focus on SME and our international practice. » other-general
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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?