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ERLBURG.Blog
11/05/2020

.shop, .vip, .online: New generic Top Level Domains (new gTLDs) on the rise

Back in 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) agreed on the stepwise introduction of new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLDs). Around 1.180 new domain names such as .blog, .music, .museum and .luxury have become available for registration of second level domains since then and their importance is growing. In April […]

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ERLBURG.Blog
30/03/2020

Trademarks & Designs: Corona-Update on proceedings before Trademark Offices

The corona crisis is also affecting proceedings before Trademark Offices. Below we summarize the relevant updates regarding pending deadlines for proceedings before the German Trademark and Patent Office (DPMA), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Which implications has COVID-19 with regards to deadlines set by the Office […]

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ERLBURG.Blog
10/03/2020

eBook piracy on the rise

For a long time online piracy has been associated with music, movies and software. But the popularity of e-readers has also led to a growing eBook and ePaper piracy trend. This is seen as a major hindrance to further growth of digital sales and there is not yet a consistent approach to fighting it. It […]

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ERLBURG.Blog
05/03/2020

The Power of Green Branding

Brand owners have been focusing on sustainability for some years and the topic has gained further importance in the last months. New trademarks are therefore developed, existing amended and companies also look for completely new ways of legal protection. One may think of the registration of ordinary trademarks, eco-labels or the use of certification marks. […]

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ERLBURG.Blog
01/03/2020

BREXIT: Implications on trademarks & designs

31 January 2020 marked the UK’s departure from the European Union. Based on the withdrawal agreement reached between the EU and the UK, there will be a transitional period until 31 December 2020 for which EU law remains applicable to and in the UK. Brexit-related changes regarding trademarks and designs will therefore only enter into […]

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