AMENDED EU TRADE MARK REGULATION What will change on October 1, 2017 ? After the entry into force of a first part of the Amending Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 on 23 March 2016, a second set of changes to the EU trade mark Regulation (EC) No. 207/2009  will be applicable as from October 1, 2017….

OFFICE KIRKPATRICK –ANNOUNCEMENT I am delighted to announce that Lidy-Anne Jeswiet van Westenbrugge became co-Chief Executive Officer of the Firm, effective July 3, 2017, pursuant to Board Approval. Lidy-Anne joined the Firm from the Gevers Group, where she served as chair of the Trademark Division up to last year. Known for a broad perspective on…

KIRKPATRICK attended the INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and organized a social gathering in the Picasso Museum on Monday May 22nd, 2017. A beautiful venue, excellent catering, a wonderful guided tour throughout a part of the museum and of course… our guests, made this an event to remember.

Office Kirkpatrick is, from now on, registered as a service provider for Chèques-entreprises, Chèque Propriété Intellectuelle of the Walloon region, in collaboration with the European Regional Development Fund, for industrial property related services. This plan is available to Walloon SMEs. The Region co-finances up to 75% services of: prior art searches, for patentability analysis, for…

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AMENDED COMMUNITY TRADE MARK REGULATION Key Provisions Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council, amending the Community trade mark Regulation (EC) No. 207/2009 (“Amending Regulation”) of December 16, 2015, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Amended Regulation will enter into force on 23 March 2016, however…