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
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.
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
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
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?