Latest blog articles with tag Miscellaneous

  • Blog Venezuela Laura Visser

    Who is the president of Venezuela?

    4 April 2019
    Unrest still reigns in Venezuela and a major question remains unanswered: who is the President at the moment, Maduro or Guaidó? Despite the political aspirations of Guaidó and recognitions to that effect by several States, this blogpost will determine that, legally speaking, Maduro is still the President of Venezuela.
  • MC Donalds big mac blog trade mark

    From Big Mac to Supermac

    1 April 2019
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    IGIR in Law
    The recent cancellation decision of the word mark “BigMac” by the EUIPO Cancellation Division has raised several questions: is use of a trade mark on a website sufficient to fulfil the requirement of making genuine use of the mark? Or is evidence of sales required?
  • Chile or Peru - blog Pisco ownership

    Who owns the geographical indication Pisco, Peru or Chile?

    29 March 2019
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    IGIR in Law
    With the development of international trade, local products have started to spread all around the world and become popular worldwide. Geographical indications (GIs) are meant to protect the use of the name that indicates certain characteristics and the origin of products typical for a particular region.
  • Blog When States Elect the Experts: The Case of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

    When states elect the experts: the case of the UN Human Rights treaty bodies

    25 March 2019
    UN treaty bodies are committees of independent experts in charge of monitoring state compliance with the major UN human rights treaties. Yet, how far are these committee members truly expert and independent from their home governments, considering that they are nominated and elected by states?
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