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Position Paper on the concept of 'reputation' in geographical indications
26/10/2020 
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ECTA Position Paper on Whois Availability and Data Access Post-GDPR
03/03/2020 
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ECTA Position Paper on EU Food Quality Schemes
30/01/2020 
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ECTA Comments on CP12 Draft Common Practice
20/01/2020 
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ECTA Submission for the Public Consultation on the Priority Countries list
21/06/2019 
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ECTA Position Paper on Art. 2 of the proposal for a Directive on copyright in the DSM (COM(2016) 593)
11/01/2019 
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ECTA Position paper On the revision (modernisation) of .EU Regulation (REFIT)
06/07/2018 
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ECTA Statement Regarding the Negotiations Concerning Brexit
12/06/2018 
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ECTA Position Paper on WHOIS
23/05/2018 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER on the central attack of international TM
16/05/2018 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER on the dependency of international trade marks
16/05/2018 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER on the introduction of a COMMON ELECTRONIC FILING PORTAL (CEFP)
16/05/2018 
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ECTA Further Contribution of infromation ON Free Trade Zones
25/04/2018 
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Joint Statement Regarding the negotiations concerning the exit of the UK
23/03/2018 
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ECTA Position Paper on the Proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the DSM
28/02/2018 
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ECTA Position Paper Roadmap Exchange of Customs Information with Third Countries
07/08/2017 
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ECTA Position Paper on the revision of .eu Regulations
13/06/2017 
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ECTA Position Paper on the Portability Regulation Proposal
19/01/2017 
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ECTA Position Paper on the review of Satellite and Cable Directive
19/01/2017 
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ECTA COMMENTS ON SCT/35/4:
‘PROTECTION OF COUNTRY NAMES'
13/01/2017 
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ECTA Submission to the EU Member States Concerning Brexit and Implications on IP Rights
05/01/2017 
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ECTA Position Paper on Rim Designs and the Repair Clause
28/10/2016 
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Joint Statement on Guidelines on Counterfeit Goods in Transit
26/04/2016 
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Joint Statement on the List of Goods and Services 512 Characters Restriction
10/02/2016 
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ECTA Position Paper on Spare Parts
26/01/2016 
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ECTA Comments on ICANN’s Preliminary Issue Report on a Policy Development Process
27/11/2015 
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ECTA Paper on IP Issues Arising from Proposals by EU Member States for Plain Packaging
21/05/2015 
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ECTA Press Release on the occasion of the Adoption of a new Act of the Lisbon Agreement
15/05/2015 
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ECTA COMMENTS on ARTICLE 28(5) RETROACTIVITY of CTMR Proposal of 18/07/2014
13/04/2015 
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ECTA Comments regarding the Utilization of the OHIM surplus
17/03/2015 
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ECTA submission to the EC on the proposed UK ‘Standardized packaging’ legislation
05/12/2014 
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ECTA Comments regarding Community Trade Mark Regulation Proposal of 18/07/2014
05/12/2014 
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ECTA Comments to the EC Communication 'Towards a renewed consensus on the enforcement of IPRs'
03/10/2014 
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ECTA Comments on the Green Paper on the extension of GI protection to non-agri GIs
01/10/2014 
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ECTA input to IP Key regarding the Plan for 2015
12/09/2014 
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ECTA COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSALS for CTM Directive and Regulation of 18 July 2014
12/09/2014 
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ECTA Submission on the Proposed Ireland “Standardized Packaging” Legislation (Bill 2014)
23/07/2014 
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JOINT STATEMENT 'REFLEXION ON TO THE ADOPTION OF “PLAIN PACKAGING” LEGISLATIONS'
28/03/2014 
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ECTA Submission regarding NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT BILL ON PLAIN PACKAGING
24/03/2014 
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Joint Paper on the European Trade Mark Package
14/02/2014 
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ECTA Comments to Joint Oirecachtas Committee on Health and Children (Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of plain packaging law)
15/01/2014 
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ECTA Position paper on the notion of “comparable goods” in the practice of the OHIM
10/01/2014 
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ECTA SURVEY ON NATIONAL DOMAIN NAME ADRs and on UDRP
25/11/2013 
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ECTA Comments on the Draft Report by the Committee on Legal Affairs on the CTM Regulation and Directive proposals
22/10/2013 
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ECTA comments on the European Parliament Plenary Vote on the proposed TPD (Tobacco Products Directive)
10/10/2013 
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Joint Statement regarding the EP PLENARY VOTE OF 08/10/2013 ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS DIRECTIVE (plain packaging)
04/10/2013 
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ECTA comments on the reform of the European Trade Mark System (GI aspects)
10/09/2013 
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ECTA Comments on the revision of OHIM Guidelines (edition 2014)
09/09/2013 
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ECTA Study on the recognition of the client-attorney privilege
19/08/2013 
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Joint Statement 'OBJECTIONS TO THE ADOPTION OF “PLAIN PACKAGING”
03/07/2013 
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ECTA Preliminary Comments on the reform of the European Trade Mark System (Legislative Package)
24/06/2013 
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ECTA Submission on Civil enforcement of IPRs (Public consultation on the efficiency of proceedings and accessibility of measures)
22/03/2013 
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ECTA Submission for the Public Consultation on trade secrets
06/03/2013 
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ECTA Comments on the Public Consultation (Ireland) on a proposal for an EU TPD (Tobacco Products Directive)
09/01/2013 
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ECTA Position Paper on the protection of non-registered trade marks (OHIM Manual revision)
01/12/2012 
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ECTA Submission regarding the Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework
01/10/2012 
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ECTA Position Paper - ICANN New gTLDs
20/09/2012 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER ON ARTICLE 7(1)(I) CTMR PROTECTION OF EMBLEMS (OHIM MANUAL REVISION)
19/09/2012 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER Registered Community Designs v. International Designs
designating OHIM
24/07/2012 
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ECTA Comments for the PUBLIC CONSULTATION OF STAKEHOLDERS of the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights
04/07/2012 
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ECTA Position paper on Decision No. 2011-1 of the BoA Presidium (“Decision on Mediation”)
29/06/2012 
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ECTA Position Paper on fake goods in transit: TM Infringement and Border Measures
28/06/2012 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER ON THE PROPOSAL FOR A NEW REGULATION ON THE CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OF IPRs
28/06/2012 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER on FRENCH LAW RESTRICTING IPRs ON THE APPEARANCE OF ORAL PHARMACEUTICALS
20/06/2012 
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ECTA COMMENTS ON WIPO USER SURVEY ON INDUSTRIAL DESIGN REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
13/06/2012 
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ECTA COMMENTS ON PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ON GENUINE USE & COMPOSITE MARK (C-12/12)
11/06/2012 
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Joint submission - Proposed Regulation on Customs Enforcement of IPRs (Goods in Transit)
29/05/2012 
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European joint letter in support of ACTA (The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)
27/04/2012 
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Joint Statement - OBJECTION TO THE ADOPTION OF PLAIN PACKAGING LEGISLATION
23/04/2012 
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Joint paper from the business community lauding countries' signing of the ACTA
01/10/2011 
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ECTA Preliminary Comments on the Study on the Overall Functioning of the European Trade Mark System
06/05/2011 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER - THE COMMISSION REPORT ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF IPRS
13/04/2011 
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POSITION PAPER ON THE UK CONSULTATION PAPER ON AMENDMENTS TO the DESIGN LEGISLATION
25/03/2011 
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ECTA RESPONSE TO DG SANCO ON THE USE OF ADR for Commercial transactions disputes Consultation
14/03/2011 
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ECTA Position paper on the USE AND SCOPE OF CLASS HEADINGS OF THE
NICE CLASSIFICATION
28/01/2011 
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ECTA Survey on the practice of NPTOS regarding class headings
28/01/2011 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER ON the revisions of THE TOBACCO PRODUCTS DIRECTIVE 2001/37/EC (PLAIN PACKAGING)
15/12/2010 
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ECTA comments on OHIM’s Note of February 2010 on the database for G&S comparison
21/10/2010 
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ECTA PROPOSAL FOR Legislative CHANGES ON TRAVELLERS’ PERSONAL ALLOWANCE
21/10/2010 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER - REFLECTION ON GOODS IN TRANSIT INFRINGING
A TRADE MARK
21/10/2010 
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ECTA Comments for the WIPO WG on the Legal Development of the Madrid System (8th session)
02/07/2010 
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ECTA Comments on the judicial architecture of the EU Courts for trade mark cases
24/06/2010 
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ECTA comments on suspensions and extensions of time in opposition proceedings (OHIM’s note of February 2010)
22/06/2010 
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ECTA response regarding the Review of EU Legislation on Customs Enforcement of IPRs
25/05/2010 
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ECTA comments on the OHIM proposal regarding the Office surplus
16/04/2010 
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ECTA Comments on EC Communication on agricultural product quality policy and Annex B (GIs)
23/02/2010 
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ECTA reply to the Questionnaire on TM functioning in the EU for the Max Planck Institute
16/02/2010 
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ECTA responses to WIPO survey on the Lisbon System
08/01/2010 
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Joint Feedback on the Initiation Note for the Cooperation Fund (OHIM Written Consultation N°1/09)
10/07/2009 
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ECTA Comments for the WIPO WG on the Legal Development of the
Madrid System (6th Session)
20/11/2008 
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ECTA Comments to the UK DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF TOBACCO CONTROL
08/09/2008 
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ECTA Council Resolution on CTM revision - Better Regulation
01/07/2008 
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ECTA Comments on the Proposal for a Directive on criminal measures aimed at ensuring IPR enforcement
17/11/2006 
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EC Reply regarding ECTA Comments on the proposal for a Council regulation on GIs
22/03/2006 
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ECTA POSITION PAPER ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF IPR IN EUROPE (TRADE MARKS AND DESIGNS)
01/01/2006 
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