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
A well-known phenomenon in our business are the so called ghost invoices. Unfortunately they are all too common, even these days. Invoices are sent to trademark owners after they filed their application. In return for a large sum of money the trademark is filed in a database by the ghost invoice sender, a database that is completely useless. All the while the owner believes that he received an invoice from an official organization. »other-general
In the fall of last year part 2 of the eBook series IE- in bedrijf, which Theo-Willem coauthors was launched. The series follows the life cycle of a company (from start to sale). The protection of ideas is the central theme of part 2. How do ideas come to existence and what can and cannot be protected. The working guide was made for mid-sized companies that are active in the field of product development. »other-general
This past month the first part of the eBook series IE-in bedrijf (IP-in company), for which we are the co-author, was launched. The series follows the life cycle of a company (from start to take over). The first part is about name creation and focuses on tradename and trademark rights. What to think of with a new name, and what the consequences are of registering or not registering the trademark, as well as which pitfalls and dangers to expect. »other-general
Since January 1st Corina Wolfert has joined our team. Corina has over 14 years of experience working as a trademark attorney in the pharmaceutical industry (Abbott Healthcare- previously Solvay Pharmaceuticals). Corina offers very specific knowledge regarding pharmaceutical products and will be a true asset to our bioscience and pharmaceutical clients. »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?