Can a slogan such as “White Lives Matter” really be trademarked ?
If you have been following the news only even a little bit these past few weeks you will have noticed the downward spiral of Ye (also known as Kanye West).
The creation of “The Super League”
The creation of “The Super League” took many by surprise on Sunday evening, but as always the proof that the project was ready to launch before that date can be
Votre portefeuille PI est-il prêt pour l’après-Brexit ?
Calysta est là pour vous guider ! La période de transition du Brexit prendra fin au 1er janvier 2021. A compter de cette date, les marques et modèles de l’UE n’auront d’effet que dans les 27 Etats Membres restants. La protection en Grande-Bretagne sera dès lors soumise à la loi britannique et les dépôts seront supervisés par l’Office britannique de la Propriété Intellectuelle (UKIPO). Afin d’être prêt/e pour l’après-Brexit, il est important de faire la distinction entre les marques
Do you like scary movies ?
Do you like scary movies (with protected IP)? The so-called Ghostface mask was created almost 3 decades ago and became iconic because of its use in the 1996 film “Scream”.
The Black (not White) Stripes
This case is another instalment in the battle of adidas to protect its three-stripe logo as broadly as possible under trademark law. In 2014 adidas succeeded in registering a trademark
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Chocolates are purple ?
It’s Valentine’s day! Perhaps you bought your better half some chocolates in a heart shaped box. If the box is red it would be impossible to guess the brand. But
McDonald’s lost its “BIG MAC” trademark in the Europe !
Americans in a Parisian McDonald’s who want a “Quarter Pounder” with cheese must order the “Royale” with cheese. If they want a “BIG MAC”, they simply ask for “Le BIG
The EU Copyright Reform: A great sign for the creative industries in Europe and/or a catastrophic day for the internet ?
The vote in the EU parliament on the reform of copyright in the digital single market on September 12th was controversial and depending on who you ask will either be
There is value in the “look and feel” of your company. Make sure to protect it!
Interview with Clara De Schryver, IP Attorney at Calysta In today’s knowledge-based economy clients need to be aware that there is value in the “look and feel” of their company,
Not fake news, but trade in fakes news !
Recently the EUIPO Academy organized a webinar concerning the OECD and EUIPO’s study on Free Trade Zones (hereafter FTZs), the latest in a series of studies on counterfeit trade. FTZs