As a trademark and patent practioner you might reconsider using the word Patentnews in Europe in for example a newsletter about, well, Patentnews. This word, Patentnews, has been claimed in a recently filed application in the European Union by the Polish firm Law and Patent Office Jarzynka & Partners, specialised in trademark and patent law.
Probably you will think, wait a minute, you cannot claim this, everybody must be free to use this word! Probably the exact emotion of many of your clients confronted with an infringement case.
MarkMatters.com can reassure you, athough the European Trademarks Office is sometimes quite liberate in accepting trademarks, MarkMatters.com assumes that this trademark will certainly not pass the test. The examination of this trademarks seems also to take longer than usual which might be a hint of a refusal. Of course, MarkMatters.com will keep an eye open for all the trademark news about Patentnews!
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