A More Poignant New Year than Usual for French Winemakers After CJEU Ruling on “Champagner Sorbet” Case

A More Poignant New Year than Usual for French Winemakers After CJEU Ruling on “Champagner Sorbet” Case
Whilst champagne corks were popping all over the world this past New Year's, winemakers in the Northeast of France had little cause for celebration in the wake of the CJEU's decision over Aldi Süd's "CHAMPAGNER SORBET" dessert.Champagne has become somewhat of a posterchild for so-called Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs) – one of three regimes available under EU law whereby food producers across Europe so jealously guard their various namesakes.PDOs are sui generis intellectual property rights available to specific agricultural products originating in particu...
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What is the Public’s Perception of Piracy and Counterfeiting in Europe?

What is the Public’s Perception of Piracy and Counterfeiting in Europe?
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) * has carried out a survey to gauge the perceptions and various sentiments held by EU citizens towards intellectual property rights, which encompass various aspects such as trademarks, designs, patents, copyright and the registration and protection of such.** The survey collected the views of over 26,500 people aged 15 and over across all 28 EU Member States, including Malta. THE EUIPO had also conducted a similar survey in 2013, the results of which have been complemented by this more recent survey. Com...
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“Who Owns my Wedding Photos?”

“Who Owns my Wedding Photos?”
Picture this. You and your betrothed spend several months micro-managing every aspect of your impending wedding. You will probably agonise over your choice of venue, ceremonial garbs, wedding cake, guests, wedding invitations, souvenirs, band (or DJ if you are so inclined), flower arrangements, caterers and several other issues. It is likely that at some point you will also seek to engage someone to be your official photographer. With so much on your mind, the last thing you will probably think about is what legal rights are attributed to the wedding photos. You p...
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Mamo TCV Participates in Malta EU Presidency Conference on IPR Enforcement

Mamo TCV Participates in Malta EU Presidency Conference on IPR Enforcement
On 2nd March 2017, an international conference on IPR enforcement was held at the Corinthia Hotel in St. George's Bay, St Julian's, Malta. The conference was organised by the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council, Malta Customs and the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EUIPO). A number of prominent representatives from various institutions and bodies participated in the event (including the European Commission, UNIFAB, the EUIPO, INTA as well as the US attache' to the EU). Mamo TCV Advocates was represented by Dr. Claude Micalle...
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Patent Law – An Update On Manufacturing / Research Opportunities In Malta For The International Generics Drugs Industry

Patent Law – An Update On Manufacturing / Research Opportunities In Malta For The International Generics Drugs Industry
Malta offers significant opportunities for the generics drugs industry and the evidence for this lies in the pharmaceutical patenting history of the country. The events discussed in this update reflect the history of patenting in Malta, focusing on the current favourable legislative framework for the generic drugs industry in Malta. ​Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Antoine Camilleri. Patent Law – An Updat...
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