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Getting a 3D mark in Vietnam – Overcoming refusals and an industrial design comparative.

The National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam (“NOIP”) has granted a significant number of trade mark registrations for 3D marks. Recently there are around 1-3 3D marks granted each month, but unfortunately there is no specific information on the number of 3D marks in Vietnam to date. In comparison with other non-traditional signs such

Germany: 3D-Printing – How are trademarks affected?

From a legal perspective, the new technology of 3D-printing particularly affects industrial property rights. Printed products may infringe patents, designs or utility models as well as trademark rights. The question of the liability of print shops creating products with this technology from originals provided by third parties also has to be raised. This article focuses

EU: Chocolate Packaging – European General Court confirms that basic two-coloured packaging for chocolate is not inherently distinctive

Judgment of 10 May 2016 in Case T‑806/14 August Storck KG v EUIPO In 2013, August Storck KG filed an International Registration designating the European Union to protect the following packaging design as a trade mark: The application covered “confectionery, chocolate, chocolate products, pastries, ice-cream, preparations for making the aforementioned products” in class 30. The

Hot off the press – Global Design and Trade Dress newsletter

Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.”  –  Edward Tufte Like design aiming at visualizing clear thinking, this newsletter gives you a fascinating overview of the current legal landscape of design law and related areas – providing you an overview of recent case law and new legal developments from around the world. With