PATENTS • TRADEMARKS • DESIGN • IP-LAW
Vanessa Bélec, Patent Attorney at Fenix Legal, with a Master of Laws from the Southampton Solent University in UK, guides you through the necessary steps.
After the Transition Period that ends 31 December this year (2020), all Registered Community Designs (RCD) that are registered and published before this date will be automatically re-registered under the UK registered design right (UK RDR) at no cost. However, pending RCD-applications will have to be re-filed within nine months in order to maintain e.g. filing date of the previous application.
If your design is not registered but enjoys an unregistered Community Design right protection, then you need to check if you really need UK-design protection and even consider registering if possible. Depending on where the design was first disclosed or first marketed, the type of design, who you are or if you need a long lasting protection period, there are different types of unregistered design rights available to suit everyone.
KOMMER DIN EU-DESIGN FORTFARANDE GÄLLA I STORBRITANNIEN NÄSTA ÅR?
Vanessa Bélec, Patent Attorney på Fenix Legal, med en Master of Laws från brittiska Southampton Solent University, guidar dig genom de olika stegen.
Efter övergångsperioden som slutar den 31 december i år, alla registrerade EU-design (RCD) som är registrerade och publicerade före detta datum kommer utan avgifter att vara automatiskt återregistrerade under den brittiska designrätten, ”UK registered design right (UK RDR). Dock, pågående RCD-ansökningar måste återregisteras inom nio månader för att bibehålla tex. det ursprunliga ansökningsdatumet.
Om din design inte är registrerad men skyddas av en oregistrerad EU-rätt, då behöver du titta lite närmare om du verkligen behöver brittiskt designskydd och även fundera om eventuell registrering av din design.
Beroende på var din design visades första gången eller var den var först marknadsförd, typen av design, vem du är eller om du behöver ett längre skydd så finns det olika typer av oregistrerad designrätt tillgängliga för att anpassa alla.
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"SWEDEN" - A TRADEMARK SUFFERING FROM THE CORONA-EFFECT
Sweden is a well-known trademark with good reputation both for Swedish companies and the country as such, but also for foreign companies all over the world that like to give their goods and services a “Swedish touch”. But what is the corona-effect on this kind of marks, and how to deal with it?
Petter Rindforth explains further in the latest edition of The Trademark Lawyer
SWEDEN - THE BEST PLACE FOR LIFE SCIENCE INNOVATION
The life science industry in Sweden is very active and innovative. Maria Zamkova of Fenix Legal presents the mechanisms for this success in an article published in the March/April 2019 Patent Lawyer magazine.
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Both ABBA and SAAB are well-known Swedish trademarks around the world. However, not everybody knows that in Sweden there are in fact two ABBA / Abba, as well as two SAAB / SAAB trademarks - somewhat connected with each other but still separate marks for different goods/services. Petter Rindforth of Fenix Legal explains the difference and tells the history in the WIPR September/October 2019 jurisdiction report.
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Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia®
Names of cities around the world are working well as trademarks for the cities and related regions/countries.
Helsinki, Finland, is using a number of different colourful symbols, instead of a traditional trademark as “an image of Helsinki is created wherever people experience the city”.
Oslo, Norway, has created the “Oslo Brand Toolbox”, with general guidelines on how to market Oslo, with the position identified as “Oslo – the young, pioneering city”.
However, the city trademark that indeed is the most well-known and discussed in international media is “Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia”
Read the full article, published in the Trademark Lawyer, Issue 3, 2018, written by Petter Rindforth, Head of Trademark & Legal Department of Fenix Legal:
THE INNOVATION QUARTET CHANGING THE WORLD
The Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS), is a new EU project in the union’s Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerak (ÖKS) inter-regional cooperation programme, which started February 1, 2019.
HALOS is a centre for integrated, world-leading life science innovation and research, led by the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, Sweden.
Maria Zamkova tells more about HALOS, and why the result of life science innovation and research is necessary and long-awaited for all final consumers and patients worldwide, together with patent and similar IP protection as a guarantee that the product is reliable, in her article in the World IP Review of May/june 2019.
IKEA – A trademark you love or hate
(with a smile)
IKEA, the Swedish trademark for ready-to-assemble furniture, founded in 1943 by the then 17 year old Mr Feodor Ingvar Kamprad, from Elmtaryd, Agunneryd, in Sweden, is ranked as No 1 in several trademark searches.
The fans of IKEA around the world points to the Scandinavian design at affordable prices, the bold modernist patterns, and blond wood aesthetics. The fact that you can eat “Swedish meatballs” in the restaurants, and buy Swedish hard cheese, crisp bread (“knäckebröd”), and pickled herring for Christmas is of course also marked as a positive detail for customers around the world – not only Scandinavians living abroad.
IKEA may have a marketing budget, as all companies, however the best marketing is in fact made by the physical consumers. Many Swedish movies and humour programs includes a scene with a person – normally a “handy” man – having difficulties to unpack a furniture from IKEA from the flat package and screw the parts together into a functional furniture. In social media around the world, the labyrinthine lay-out at the IKEA shops, the “flat-pack misery” to deal with once home, Allen keys, metal bolts, and baffling instructions are discussed, however in the majority of samples with a humoristic touch.
As the founder Ingvar Kamprad once summarized: ”Maintaining a strong IKEA culture is one of the most crucial factors behind the continued success of the IKEA Concept”.
Petter Rindforth tells the story of IKEA trademark, including trademark disputes and marketing policy in the Trademark Lawyer Annual 2019.
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