Nominated as IP Star

The Managing Partner of our firm, Dr. Tamás M. Kocsis was nominated as an IP STAR in Hungary for 2016 by the journal Managing Intellectual Property: http://www.ipstars.com/articles/trade-mark-stars-and-firm-analyses-published/arryjcfy http://www.ipstars.com/lawyers/kocsis-and-szenassy/m-kocsis-tamas/391f120c Thank you for the nomination and for the recommendations by our clients and peers!

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World Trademark Review

First time in World Trademark Review: http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/wtr1000/rankings/Detail.aspx?g=1d29fa8b-31ba-480d-93ae-7e6a2fe3542f#Other_recommended_experts   Posted by Tamás M. Kocsis

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Az USA és Japán belépett a Hágai rendszerbe

Az USA és Japán 2015. február 23-án belépett az Ipari Minták (Design-ok) Nemzetközi Bejegyzését koordináló Hágai rendszerbe. Az új lehetőség jelentős költségmegtakarítással járhat olyan új formatervezési minták esetében, amelyeket az USA-ra és/ vagy Japánra is ki szeretnének terjeszteni. http://www.wipo.int/hague/en/news/2015/news_0003.html

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Dr. Kocsis M. Tamás ügyvéd is back in business

  Dr. Kocsis M. Tamás attorney at law rejoined Kocsis & Szénássy Ügyvédi Iroda / Law Firm on 1st July 2014. Tamás, the founder of the Law Firm was a trade mark examiner between 2007 and 2012 at the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market in Alicante, the European Agency responsible for the […]

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New OHIM building under construction

Here are some picks about the new Office building wing in Alicante, Spain, headquarter of OHIM. Hopefully it will be ready soon and the Office will be even more effective as before…. It was good to see old colleagues as well.

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New Communication of OHIM and the national offices of the European Union’s Member States about Black and White marks:

  “On 15 April 2014,   the IP offices implementing the Common Practice of the Scope of Protection of B&W Marks have published on their respective websites a Common Communication detailing the Common Practice, listing the implementing offices and the individual implementation dates for each office.” Source: http://oami.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&journalId=1091009&journalRelatedId=manual%2F    

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WIPO Conference – New WIPO Databases

Last month we participated in a WIPO Conference organised by the Austrian Patent Office (APO) in Wien. (http://www.patentamt.at/Beratung/Veranstaltungen/ ) The most interesting presentations were given by Dr. Marcus Höpperger, Director of the Law and Legislative Advice Division and by Mr. Yoshiyuki Takagi, Assistant Director General of WIPO. Mr. Höpperger had more presentations during the day. […]

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Law Firm branding

A great article about law firm branding. Our favourite parts are: “Our message is illustrated with photos of our city skyline, our building, our lobby and/or conference room, a group of diverse lawyers staring seriously at the camera with law books in the background, and area courthouses – especially their columns and their front steps. […]

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Trade Marks Trade Names and Unfair Competition

he 52nd release of Trade Marks Trade Names and Unfair Competition: World Law and Practice published by Sweet & Maxwell was released in November 2013. The contributor relating to Hungary is Dr. Mónika Szénássy attorney at law, Kocsis & Szénássy Law Firm. http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/catalogue/productdetails.aspx?recordid=263&productid=6306

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OHIM Manual Changes

The Work Package 1 of OHIM’s new CTM Guidelines entered into force on 1st February 2014. No more Manual, no more Guidelines, as separate documents containing different information… https://oami.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/news?p_p_id=csnews_WAR_csnewsportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_pos=1&p_p_col_count=3&categoryId=news_legal-news&journalId=566570&journalRelatedId=manual%2F

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Branding – Brand

Branding – Brand The legal forms of brands are the trade marks. In our practice as IP lawyers, we often see trade mark applications which seem to be lost cases from the beginning. Sometimes the signs for which registration is sought are descriptive or non-distinctive. Sometimes they are similar or identical to somebody else’s trade […]

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