Merkenopposities in de Benelux (Trade Mark Oppositions in the Benelux)

Tekst & Commentaar IE, Kluwer publishers 2013 (4th edition), p. 270-283

14 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2013 Last revised: 12 Dec 2013

Date Written: October 6, 2013

Abstract

In dit deel uit de bekende Tekst & Commentaar serie gaat de auteur in detail in op de merkenoppositie in de Benelux. Hoe instellen, waar indienen en op welke juridische basis, zijn bijvoorbeeld een aantal vragen die in dit deel aan de orde komen. Het commentaar volgt de wettelijke structuur van het Benelux Verdrag inzake de Intellectuele Eigendom. Naast de Benelux oppositie vergelijkt de auteur ook andere deelterreinen: nietigheidsprocedure bij de overheidsrechter op (dezelfde) relatieve gronden, opposities tegen Internationale Merkaanvragen en de OHIM oppositie procedure.

In this chapter in one of the leading textbooks in the Netherlands on IP law, the author provides detailed comments on how trade mark oppositions in the Benelux work. How to file, where to file and on what basis, are a few of the questions answered in this chapter. The commentary follows the statutory structure of the relevant section in the Benelux Convention for Intellectual Property. The author also compares and contrasts the Benelux Opposition with other key areas: cancellation proceedings on (the same) relative grounds before the courts, oppositions against International Registrations and the OHIM opposition procedure.

Note: Downloadable document is in Dutch.

Keywords: opposition, oppositie, trademark, trade mark, merk, merken, brand, brands, brand protection, Benelux, likelihood of confusion, verwarringsgevaar, similarity, overeenstemming, BBIE, BCIP, OHIM, CTMR, Tsoutsanis

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K20, K29, K30, K33, K39, K40, K41, K42, K49, A12, D63, D74, E61, L50, L51, L59

Suggested Citation

Tsoutsanis, Alexander, Merkenopposities in de Benelux (Trade Mark Oppositions in the Benelux) (October 6, 2013). Tekst & Commentaar IE, Kluwer publishers 2013 (4th edition), p. 270-283, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336671

Alexander Tsoutsanis (Contact Author)

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