The Trademark Clearinghouse

As we already reported in our website’s news on 6 February 2012, ICANN approved the introduction of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that may consist of '.yourtrademark', '.yourname' or ‘.name’, among others. We also informed that the introduction of these…

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Court fees increase in Spain

The Spanish Government has published Law 10/2012 of 20 November on fees applicable to judicial cases, which implies a general increase in court fees. The law stipulates a fee of 300 EUR for an ordinary civil trial, 800 EUR for…

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Introduction of new generic top level domains

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which plays a coordination role of the Internet's naming system, has approved the introduction of new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in unlimited numbers. These domains can consist of .yourtrademark or…

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10th Edition of the Nice Classification

The 10th Edition of the Nice Classification has become effective as from 1 January 2012. OHIM and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office have announced that they will apply this new edition for all Community and Spanish trademark applications. Pending…

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The accession of Croatia to the EU is closer

On 17 September 2011 the EU Accession Treaty text was handed over to Croatian Prime Minister in Zagreb, after having received the final endorsement of the EU Member States subsequent to almost two years of drafting. It is expected that…

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Important Warning to IPR Holders

rade Mark, Design and Patent applicants are receiving communications from companies who, trying to appear as official organizations, request payment of a registration fee. The latests companys spotted are the one operating through the communications reproduced below; however there are…

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