Trademark registration of artwork – Refusal of registration of the works of Gustav Vigeland
The copyright protection term for the works of Gustav Vigeland expired on 1 January 2014. Oslo Municipality, the custodians of Vigeland’s rights, attempted to trademark several of his works in various iterations with the goal to secure the sole rights to commercial utilization of the aforementioned works.
Acapo contributes in the Norwegian Industrial Property Office's webinar «From idea to business» Thursday May 31, between 9 am and 12.
Free workshop regarding IPR-tools
The webinar is accessible via streaming. Participation is free of charge.
TWO NEW PARTNERS IN ACAPO!
Kjersti Staven-Garberg and Espen Clausen
Three new Attorneys!
We are happy to announce that 3 new Attorneys have joined Acapo!
New Partner in Acapo!
Bodil Sollie Hjelsvold will become a Partner in Acapo
New Attorney on board
Ikke glem SkatteFUNN
Ordningen foreslås styrket i siste statsbudsjett
Our workload is increasing
We are looking for new attorneys
We are always looking for the right people
Brexit – time to panic, or not?
Brexit has also led to a lot of uncertainty in the IP world.
10 years as Acapo!
This year we celebrate 10 years as Acapo!
Two new Partners in Acapo!
Katja Reitan og Stein Roar Gjøen
Descriptiveness and lack of distinctive character?
Get Your Kicks on Route 66 - or not?
Oslo District Court has considered and registered the trademark ROUTE 66 after the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) and the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights (KFIR) had refused registration.
April 15th 2015 - Photo: Norsk- design og arkitektursenter, Johnny Syversen
Award for Design Excellence!
Congratulations to Acapo and Anti!
Gold to Acapo!
Gullblyanten Awards 2014
We are moving!
We are delighted to inform you that we will be moving offices in Oslo and Trondheim.
Nearly one year with our new profile
We wish Anti the best of luck in the competition!
15. October 2014
Warning regarding renewal notices from Varemerke Byrå
Lately, Acapo has received a number of inquiries from clients that have received renewal notices for their trademark registrations from the company Varemerke Byrå, which can be translated into Trademark Bureau.
Welcome to our
Kristina Edén Johnsen and Phat Lam
19. august 2014
London Agreement accepted in Norway
The London Agreement has now been accepted in Norway, and The Norwegian Patent Act has been amended accordingly.
27. MAY 2014
New product design doubled the market share
Design development as a strategic part of the business pays. The dairy Q-Meieriene experienced increased sales of NOK 50 million after the company launched new packaging of its sour cream.
25. June 2014
Music played on radio in rental cars: no obligation to pay compensation
Artists, musicians and producers are entitled to compensation when their music is played on radio or otherwise is performed publicly. This follows from the Copyright Act § 45 b. Payment of compensation is made through the organization Gramo, which collects payments and allots to the various right holders. Gramo has agreements with a number of industries (hotels, shops, clubs, gyms, etc.) that regulates compensation for their use of music.
12. February 2014
Changes in goods / services descriptions accepted in Norwegian TM applications
From 1. February 2014 it has been made changes in which description of the goods and services that are accepted as sufficiently specified. The changes only occur for some of the 45 classes. The changes are made in the so called class headings.
31. January 2014
Website and profile
We are proud to announce the launch of our new website and visual profile January 2014.
29. April 2013
New Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights
Until 1.st April this year all decisions from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) could be appealed to the appeal institute “The Second Instance”. From this date the institute was replaced by the new appeal institute “The Norwegian Board of Appeal for Industrial Property Rights” (BoA). The changes are regulated by the amended Act of 22.nd June 2012, no. 58 regulating the organization of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
22. December 2012
Award to headphones
We congratulate our client Freebit with success and recognition and having won several prizes. Their licensee Monster has launched their new product iSport Immersion In-Ear Headphones which won the prize ”Best Overall Workout Headphones of 2011”. Freebit has contributed attachment technology protected by patents and a design which also is protected by registration and design patents.
21. December 2012
New EU patent and Court
The EU parliament has passed the establishment of a unitary EU patent, and a court for enforcement thereof. Thus, one will be able to apply for an EU patent and enforce it in the whole of Europe through a single, common judiciary system, without the need for acting through the national courts in each member state. As an EPC member but not EU member Norway is excluded, so EPC applications will still be validated in Norway, and enforced through national Norwegian patent court cases.
11. september 2012
We congratulate Katja Reitan!
Katja Reitan has just passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) and thus the right to the title European Patent Attorney. She is thereby qualified to represent clients before the European Patent Office (EPO) as a professional representative.