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Weickmann is one of the oldest firms in Germany to specialize in the field of
intellectual property law. Since 1882, we have been assisting our clients in all
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Supplementary Protection Certificates

This means that a patent proprietor cannot fully exploit the patent. In such cases, the legislator provides compensation in the form of Supplementary Protection Certificates. In the countries of the European Union (EU), a Supplementary Protection Certificate extends the term of patent protection by a maximum of 5 years. […]
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Patents

The patent grants its proprietor a right of prohibition. If a third party uses the protected invention without authorization, the patent proprietor can take action against the infringer. Typical claims asserted in court are injunctive relief and damages (see patent infringement). In several countries, including Germany, it is possible to apply for a utility model alongside or in addition to a patent. This is also a technical property right, but it is registered without substantive examination. The protectability of a utility model is only assessed in infringement proceedings before a court or cancellation proceedings before the Patent Office. […]
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Utility Models

The term of a utility model is a maximum of ten years. Utility models can be used to protect products, but not processes. It is also possible to protect certain medical uses known as a pharmaceutical utility model. The utility model can be obtained quickly and inexpensively. After a formal examination, the patent office registers it without substantive examination for protectability. […]
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Your career at Weickmann

We are always looking for motivated and qualified patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law to join our specialist teams.

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06.12.2022

Start of the Unified Patent Court postponed again

Only weeks before the intended start of the Sunrise Period on 1 January 2023 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has announced that the start of the Sunrise Period for the new UPC is postponed by two months to 1 March 2023, i.e. the Court itself will start its work on 1 June 2023. As indicated […]

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31.10.2022

Weickmann partners contribute to new edition of “Winning with IP”

A brand-new book from Newsdesk Global Communications with Novaro Publishing titled “Winning with IP: Managing intellectual property today” has been published today, 31 October 2022. Inspired by the High-growth Technology Business Initiative of the European Patent Office and Licensing Executives Society International, it is highlighting 15 routes to growth that IP may be creating. Among […]

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04.07.2022

From ST.25 to ST.26: Small increment – big change for sequence listings 

On 1 July 2022, the new WIPO Standard ST.26 on the filing of sequence listings for patent applications has entered into force. The new regulations replace the current standard ST.25 and will implement XML as the standard format for sequence listings instead of the current TXT format.  It is important to note for all applicants […]

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