Domain Names and Online Usage
- Domain names represent a crucial extension of trade mark rights and we regularly assist our clients with registering their domain name, as well as enforcing their trade mark rights against illegitimate or potentially conflicting domain names when appropriate.
- Disputes over online usage of trade marks are nowadays frequent, especially on domain name entitlement as domain names are granted on a first come first served basis. At Harrison IP, our trade mark team is experienced in handling such disputes and in particular in filing complaints with the appropriate authorities (including with eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program).
- We also administer a watching service for an existing domain names held by clients. Such watches expose any potentially conflicting new domain registrations and allow them to be attempted to be transferred back to our clients as soon as possible.
- Our specialist attorneys for this area are Anne Lacaze and Natalie Brindle.
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Georgia will become the fifth validating state of the EPO, joining Morocco, Republic of Moldova, Tunisia and Cambodia. The validation agreement is expected to come into force on 1 January 2024. Accordingly, it is likely that applicants will be able to request protection in Georgia through European patent applications filed after 1 January 2024.
In recent Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) case T0258/21 the TBA reiterated settled case law that data is required in the application as filed to support a second medical use claim. Post filed evidence was submitted, purportedly to support the technical effect of the Application. The TBA found that the post filed data should not … Read More
The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) recently answered questions referred under consolidated cases G 1/22 and G 2/22, and has introduced a welcome relaxation in practice in the assessment of the validity of a priority claim. The EBA found the EPO to be competent to assess whether a party is entitled to claim priority, … Read More