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Italy now also in favour of the unitary patent


Shortly after the European Court of Justice dismissed Spain’s actions against the creation of the Unified Patent Court at the beginning of May and, in so doing, finally cleared the way for the EU patent package, Italy’s Ministry...

ECJ dismisses Spain’s actions against the Unitary Patent package


The “unitary patent package” comprises the Regulations No. 1257/2012 on implementing enhanced co-operation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and No. 1260/2012 governing the applicable translation...

EPO publication: Morocco recognises European patents as national patents


A win-win agreement: Morocco is the first non-member country of the European Patent Organisation to validate the legal effects of a European patent on its territory

Fast-Track: Faster Trademark Protection in Europe


As of 24 November 2014, the Offi ce for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) has created the possibility to obtain trademark protection in an expedited manner.

Green light from the Advocate-General of the ECJ to the new Unitary Patent


The Agreement on a Unified Patent Court has already been ratified by 5 States, namely Austria, France, Sweden, Belgium and, after a vote in favour in a referendum, by Denmark. According to the current plan, Great Britain will...

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