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News

In spite of Brexit – green light for the Unified Patent Court

28. December 2016

Although the future of the European Unitary Patent remains undetermined was considered to be unresolved due to Brexit the British Government ...

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+++Important Notice from the European Patent Office on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions+++

15. December 2016

On 3 November 2016 the European Commission adopted a notice on certain articles of Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and ...

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Intermediaries in regards of repeated infringements at physical market places

14. December 2016

In its decision of July 7th, 2016 the ECJ dealt with the term of intermediaries according to Art. 11 of the Directive 2004/48/EG of the European Parliament...

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Pippi Longstocking as a trademark for temporary accommodation is not registerable

14. November 2016

Decision of 17 October 2016, file: 27 W (pat) 59/13
Personal names originally comprise an individualized character...

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Sparkassen-Red

05. October 2016

With the decision dated 21.07.2016 (file: l ZB 52/15) the German federal court repealed the decision of cancelling the color trade mark “Sparkassen-Rot”. Therewith...

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None-disclosed disclaimer (BPatG, „Kosmetische Zubereitung“)

30. September 2016

In its decision “Kosmetische Zubereitung” the BPatG dealt with the introduction of a none-disclosed disclaimer in the originally filed documents...

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