By Wolfgang Weiss and Christian Heubeck, Weickmann & Weickmann. This article first appeared in IAM Yearbook 2020, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division.
Losing priority may cause the loss of a protective right. In the following, we provide guidelines to prevent priority being lost for mere formal reasons.
A request for Preliminary Injunction based on a utility is the fastest way to take action against a potential infringer. Many courts in Germany dismiss such request on the basis of an unexamined protective right. In any case, the...
The Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, i.e. the judicial panel of the second instance of the EPO, examine appeals from the decisions of the Receiving Section, the Examining and Opposition Divisions of the European...
According to current German Patent Regulation (§14 PatV), when filing a German translation of a patent application that has been filed in a foreign language, a certificate has to be filed together with the translation which...
On July 16, 2019, oral proceedings before the Enlarged Boards of Appeal regarding referral G 2/19 took place in the main building of the European Patent Office in Munich. Therein, the Enlarged Boards of Appeal dealt with the...
A Short Introduction to German Utility Models versus Patents – Part 4