In a recent ruling, the EU General Court upheld the EUIPO’s decision regarding the invalidation of the Puma Creeper model (pictured above/below). Rihanna had made the model public via Instagram much earlier. There are two requirements for a design registration; the design must be novel and have individual character. The novelty requirement means that the […]

Peter van der Wees has received this year’s Lexology’s Client Choice Award

We are proud to announce that our founding partner Peter van der Wees has received this year’s Lexology’s Client Choice Award for Trademark Agents and Attorneys. The award was presented to Peter in London, during the annual Client Choice dinner. The award is solely based on client interviews, and we simply cannot thank our clients […]

Markedly ranked high in World Trademark Review

We are very proud to be ranked high again in this year’s ranking of World Trademark Review (WTR) and to receive these great accolades from our clients and foreign associates: “A great example of a boutique firm”, the team at Markedly delivers unshakable advice to clients through its close cooperation. “The attorneys are very experienced […]

Clearing space for shape marks?

Would you recognize this car by its shape? It’s a rhetorical question. The Volkswagen bus from 1950, also known as the T1 or “Samba”, is an iconic model. The bus is so popular that it is now even for sale again as a fully electric car. Volkswagen knows that too, of course. In 2017, VW […]

Promise makes debt

Fatboy The Original: who doesn’t know the brand? The iconic beanbags (and nowadays also chairs, lamps, tables and parasols) can be found in many homes and gardens. But this item is about the Fatboy beanbags. Since its introduction, this concept has been closely watched by Fatboy’s competitors, and people are also quite inspired by it. […]