Monthly archives for July, 2014

Intellectual Property Law: Community Trade Marks – Registration – Grounds for Refusal

Intellectual Property LawIn the event of CeWe Color AG and Co v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (T-178/03 and T-179/03), the Court of First Instance rejected CeWe’s logo applications on the grounds that the symbols were simply illustrative and lacked distinctiveness.

In 2001, CeWe applied for enrollment of the Community Trade Marks for DIGIFILMMAKER and the names DIGIFILM in Categories 9, 16 and 42 in respect of equipment and automatic machines for recording data carriers, particularly equipment for the transport of digital data onto data carriers.

The prosecutor rejected the applications in respect of Categories 9 and 42 in accordance with Art 7(1)(b) and (c) of Council Regulation (EC) 40/94. The prosecutor reasoned that :-
– the logos sought were merely illustrative of the related goods and services
– the terms ‘Digi’, ‘Picture’ and ‘Manufacturer’ didn’t possess the adequate degree of distinctiveness for enrollment.

CeWe appealed as well as the examiner’s conclusion was upheld by the Board of Appeal. CeWe argued that and additionally appealed to the Court of First Instance :-
Even though the terms ‘Digi’, ‘movie’ and ‘maker’ are known to refer in the English language to respectively ‘digital’, ‘movie’ and ‘producer’, the symbols weren’t illustrative but were fairly technical terms which the general people realized;
the combination of the terms ‘Digi’, ‘movie’ and ‘machine’ was exceptional; and
They aren’t recorded in the dictionary and are thus with the capacity of enrollment, even though the symbols for which registration was sought may appear on the web.

How to Pick the Best Family Law Attorney for Your Divorce

Family DivorceIt’s an extremely critical choice to pick the most effective family law lawyer to represent you in your divorce case. Before choosing the final decision, you’ve also got determine the kind of family law lawyer you want and to take into account some significant features for example gathering information regarding the divorce laws in your own state.

Gathering information regarding the divorce laws in the area will let you choose the perfect kind of lawyer as you desired. It’s possible for you to request recommendations from relatives as well as your close friends regarding the very best family law lawyer in your place. Keep an eye out for at least three or two law lawyer before finalizing the law lawyer for your divorce.

It’s also essential to take into account the attorney’s encounter before hiring two or three. Hiring a lawyer that is experienced in family law will certainly be valuable for you. That is an overall belief among people who’ve filed divorce documents in court that divorce case isn’t a crucial one and your case can be represented by any attorney in court.

This view isn’t right. You’ve got to employ a lawyer who has considerable knowledge of family law and is experienced in this field. Some essential advice that’s to be enquired about while hiring a family law lawyer is as follows:

Fix an appointment with three lawyer or two before making a final decision and interview them. Closely analyze his or her reactions about your specific case and find as well as request reference of any customer that is previous to talk about about their encounter
Discuss with your lawyer about the period of time needed for the expenses necessary for the case as well as the case
Communicate effectively with your lawyer about your expectations and ask lots of questions associated with the case. Never judge and also make a choice about the lawyer on the basis of the look.