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Defence against counterfeiting remains simple

Defence against counterfeiting a community model must remain simple

This is the judgement of a General Attorney of the European Court of Justice. The advice of this jurisdiction (in 80% in line with the one of the General Attorney) was asked by a Spanish court that was faced by the following situation: a first company had deposited a model (which, as already mentioned before, does not need a verification by OHIM). This company observed that its model was being copied by a second company and urged the latter to stop the counterfeiting. However, instead of stopping, the second company deposited a community model (which was necessarily accepted).

Futurotextiles mobile exhibition

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A "Youtube" impression of the show in Prato

PRATO / 30 September - 13 November 2011
Museo del Tessuto, Prato (Italy)

RONSE / RENAIX / 2 December 2011 - 15 January 2012
Campus (Oscar delguststraat 60), Ronse/Renaix (Belgium)

Press release Oeko-Tex

issued by OEKO-TEX® Association - Zürich

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 expands to include testing for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEOs), nonylphenol (NP), and related chemicals

Best Patented Innovation

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SME Standardisation guide

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MoTIV heeft nieuwe website

MoTIV, het Modetechnologisch Innovatieplatform Vlaanderen, is een samenwerkings-verband dat de netwerking bevordert tussen alle actoren binnen de textiel- en kledingfilière. Het platform bundelt activiteiten rond hoger onderwijs, onderzoek en dienstverlening mede met de expertise van alle partners ten gunste van de textiel- en kledingindustrie, hun toeleveranciers, distributeurs en onderaannemers. Ook Fedustria, vanuit de groep Kledingtextiel, is actief betrokken bij dit platform.

Mediation service on the way at OHIM

OHIM is planning to introduce a mediation service as an alternative to proceeding with an appeal to the Boards of Appeal in trade mark and design cases. The service will be available from the end of next month through a team of specially-trained mediators drawn from the Office’s staff.

European ban on non-self-extinguishing cigarettes

From mid-November onwards, all countries of the European Union may only sell "self-extinguishing" cigarettes.

Lead in childrens products US

Centexbel is recognized by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as an accredited laboratory to test for:
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  • Lead in Children's Metal Jewelry
    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1
  • Lead in Children's Metal Products
    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1
  • Lead in Non-Metal Children's Products
    CPSC-CH-E1002-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1

Accreditation US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Centexbel is recognized by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as an accredited laboratory to test for:
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  • Lead in Children's Metal Jewelry
    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1
  • Lead in Children's Metal Products
    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1
  • Lead in Non-Metal Children's Products
    CPSC-CH-E1002-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1