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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.

German Constitutional Complaint Against The UPC Agreement

- A Look in the Crystal Ball of German History -

Possible effects of BREXIT on the scope of protection of your European Union trademarks


The EU Commission and the EUIPO have set out the consequences of a BREXIT as they turn out at present by means of the attached mutual notice of December 1, 2017 to the holders of European Union trademarks and Community designs:

Revision of the EPO Guidelines for Examination – Key Aspects for Applicants


According to an announcement of the European Patent Office (EPO) dated 4 August 2017 (OJ EPO 2017, A 75) the Guidelines for Examination (“the Guidelines”) have been amended.

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