A Spanish rail company has failed in its appeal against a decision of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) related to its logo because it failed to lodge its initial application in English. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Around 190 tonnes of illegal pesticides have been discovered at airports and harbours in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, Europol on Friday (18 December). EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
EU ministers agreed to scrap "unnecessary" EU laws on wood- and product-packaging and to lower application costs for EU-wide trademarks, saying that this would help bolster the Union's competitiveness.
The European Parliament asked the Commission to prepare a study on the implications of a change in the exhaustion of the trademark rights regime. A change from the current regime of EU-wide exhaustion of trademark rights to a system of international exhaustion of such rights would open the possibility of "parallel imports" from third countries.