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Legal protection of brands in EU Law

‘Brand’ is not a legal term. It refers to the set of functions and symbols associated with a specific mark, including its cultural, legal, political and social aspects, which contribute to its market value. From a legal point of view, a brand is an exclusive channel of communication connected with the brand exploitation rights, an … Continue reading

Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

Trade Secrets (also called “confidential business information” or “undisclosed information” do not benefit from the same protection as other intellectual property. Unlike patented inventions or novels protected by copyright, the holder of a trade secret is not the owner of an exclusive right over its creation and therefore competitors can freely use or develop the … Continue reading

Legal aspects of 3D printing

Additive layer manufacturing, better known as 3D printing is a computer-driven manufacturing technology which makes it possible to “print” three-dimensional objects. The fundamental difference between this technology and its predecessors used in industry is the fact that a 3D printer does not have to carve material from a block, but it builds it up instead … Continue reading

Trademark reform package

For more than 15 years there has been a dual system of trademark (TM) law in Europe: an EU-wide Community TM (CTM), and harmonised national TMs. The Commission proposal aims at more harmonisation and coordination, but does not address TM-related concerns over free expression. Background The current EU legal framework on TMs encompasses the TM … Continue reading

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