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Important changes in the Trademark Law from 14 January 2019


As of 14 January 2019 several significant changes in the German Trademark Law will come into force. The most important changes relate in particular to new trademark forms, oppositions and the term of protection as well as...

Possible Coverage of European patents is still expanding


by Dr. Jörg Prechtel

1. Possible protection in 44 states with further states to follow The following drawing presented by...

Life sciences patentability issues


By Christian Heubeck and Wolfgang Weiss, Weickmann & Weickmann. This article first appeared in IAM Yearbook 2019: Buliding IP value in the 21st century

Federal Constitutional Court allows appointment of judges for limited time


On 18 March 2018 the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe permitted the appointment of judges for a limited time (Richter auf Zeit), but only under specific conditions (Docket 2BvR 780/16).

Patenting personalised medicines in Europe


By Wolfgang Weiss and Christian Heubeck, Weickmann & Weickmann. This article first appeared in IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2018, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group -...

UK ratifziert das Übereinkommen über das Einheitliche Patentgericht

Das zuständige Ministerium des Vereinigten Königreichs hat am 26. April 2018 die Ratifizierung des Übereinkommens über das Einheitliche Patentgericht bestätigt. Dieses Übereinkommen betrifft die Errichtung eines einheitlichen...

For Practitioners

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) defuses a stumbling block in their new decision X ZB 1/17 (catchword “Mehrschichtlager”) of September 19, 2017.

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