The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. INTA’s members are more than 7,200 organizations from 191 countries. The Association's member organizations represent some 31,000 trademark professionals and include brand owners from major corporations as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises, law firms, and nonprofits. There are also government agency members, as well as individual professor and student members. MarLaw representatives frequently visits the annual conferences held by INTA – a great opportunity to meet IP colleagues and trademark holders from all over the world! For questions regarding MarLaw’s involvement in INTA, please reach out to @Marcus Ateva, Lawyer, Partner and Head of IP at MarLaw.
New Swedish gambling legislation
Following the 1st of January 2019, a new gambling law will gain effect in Sweden. In brief, the new legislation will strengthen consumer protection and require most gambling providers to acquire a license. The consumer protection essentially introduces mandatory registration of all gamblers and gambling may only occur in registered gambling accounts. The gambling providers will also need to enforce measures to protect gamblers against excessive gambling and additionally ensure that there are functions in place that help gamblers to reduce their gambling if needed. This follows from the duty of care towards consumers that is stressed in the new legislation. Applications for gambling licenses may be lodged with the Swedish supervisory authority following the 1st of August 2018. In order to obtain a license, a heavy amount of documentation must be provided (in Swedish) to the supervisory authority covering, inter alia, information regarding corporate governance, compliance functions, financial disclosure and more. The supervisory authority will have access to an increased number of measures to enforce compliance and will furthermore be able to act against marketing measures of gambling providers that are deemed immoderate. Moreover, new rules on taxation and new criminal offences are introduced. MarLaw can provide legal advice covering the whole process of acquiring gambling licenses and regulatory compliance. Contact us today!
MarLaw + MARQUES
MARQUES is the European association representing the interests of brand owners. MARQUES mission is to educate in the selection, management and exploitation of IP rights, while offering a platform for the exchange of best practices to promote the professional development of their members, and to be a reliable partner in advancing these aims. Marcus Ateva from MarLaw is involved in MARQUES as an expert member in the International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team, aiming to ensure and improve the legal position of brand owners in particular by pushing for harmonization of laws and practices at international, regional and national level. MarLaw continuously visits the international congresses organized by MARQUES. For questions regarding upcoming MARQUES events, please reach out to @Marcus Ateva, Lawyer, Partner and Head of IP at MarLaw.
MarLaw´s involvement in AIPPI
AIPPI is an intellectual property association working both nationally and internationally with intellectual property issues. AIPPI Sverige is Sweden's national association within the international AIPPI, which is the world's leading organization for the development and improvement of regulations protecting IP rights. Several of MarLaw's employees are involved in AIPPI, and thereby contributing to the development and harmonization of intellectual property rights. In addition to the work in the national groups with seminars and committee reports, regular international congresses are held. If you have any questions regarding MarLaw’s involvement in AIPPI, please reach out to @Emelie Fyhrqvist, acting member of the board and member of AIPPI’s focus group for Design issues.
MarLaw new member of the MARQUES International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team
We are pleased to announce that Marcus Ateva, one of our partners and head of our IP department has been appointed member to the International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team of MARQUES. MARQUES is the European association representing the interests of brand owners. The International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team's mission is to voice the interest of brand owners on issues in relation to International trademark law and practices, to ensure and improve the legal position of brand owners in particular by pushing for harmonization of laws and practices that will be to their benefit.