Adtech is the technology of advertising and refers to all
technologies, software and services used for delivering,
controlling and targeting online ads. This market sits at the
convergence of the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Rapid
growth is driving activity at startup level and larger...
Often, where time-limited intellectual property rights expire,
companies keen to retain the monopoly on that aspect of their
products or services will seek trade mark protection to extend that
protection. A notable example is in the case of shape marks,
which are often more suitably protected by registered designs but
these can only confer a maximum of 25 years protection. The
perpetual protection offered by a trade mark is an attractive
option, which, if obtained, affords the trade mark proprietor a
monopoly and the ultimate advantage over their competitors.
Olswang has teamed up with some of the leading telecoms law
firms in all 28 jurisdictions of the EU to provide a starting point
for any telcos looking at the opportunities network sharing
presents across Europe.
Olswang is pleased to present the second edition of the Olswang
European Venture Capital Report. In this issue, we provide the
global entrepreneurial and venture capital (VC) communities
with an overview of trends in European venture capital investment
in the first quarter of 2015 and fundraising in 2014.
Last week the Commission published the amendments agreed with
the Council and EU Parliament for changes to the Trade Marks
Directive (89/104) and the Community Trade Mark Regulation (40/94).
While the majority of the changes will take effect in 90 days
others require implementing legislation from member states and so
will not bite for between 3-7 years. There are multiple changes
which will impact brand owners worldwide...