On this webpage you will find all webinars organised by BOIP for IP Professionals. In the past years we have given webinars to update you on the latest developments in the field of trademarks in the Benelux from BOIP's perspective. The aim of the webinars is to provide you with useful tips for your practice. Below you will find the presentations and recordings of the webinars from 2020 - 2023.
In this short coffee break webinar you will know how BOIP deals with applications for portrait trademarks and what is required for them. You will also learn how BOIP’s policy differs with respect to that of EUIPO.
This webinar focuses on the day-to-day practice of BOIP. Both refusals and cancellation procedures concerning absolute grounds are discussed.
BOIP shares insights and tips & tricks on proceedings between parties. Furthermore, interesting case law and developments on, inter alia, likelihood of confusion, reputation and the 'new' relative grounds in relation to Agent and Agri trade marks are discussed.
The principle of ‘bad faith’ has now been dealt with in a number of different cancellation decisions at BOIP. When is there question of ‘bad faith’ and how does it have to be demonstrated?
What is the current situation regarding the new types of trademark? How do these types of trademark compare with the more traditional trademarks, and what do you have to look out for when registering them?
Different decisions from the past year will be discussed in which practical issues concerning proof of use, the principle of hearing both sides of the argument and the need for an extra round were relevant.
Eline Schiebroek (Legal officer at BOIP) and Pieter Veeze (Principal Legal officer at BOIP)
Update on the BOIP cancellation procedure and Benelux Court of Justice
Update on the implementation of the Trademark Package
Guidelines on absolute grounds