Bulgaria last week became the tenth signatory state to pave the way for the Unified Patent Court to begin its work and hence for the Unitary Patent to take effect in Europe.
In the tense relationship between European patents on the one hand and national German patents on the other, the German patent has so far been the underdog.
In the latest draft by the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court for the court fees, the fee so far contemplated for the opt-out has been dropped, and the same applies to the opt-in fee which had likewise been...
Introduction of the new rules
Amendments enter into force on March 23, 2016
Art. 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 469/2009 is to be interpreted as meaning that the “date of the first authorisation to place the product on the market in the [Community]” within the meaning of that provision is the date on which...
The Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Trademarks compose a established system for the protection of a trademark in a large number of countries by filing a single international...