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Community Trademark Regulation Reform


Amendments enter into force on March 23, 2016

Change in practice for calculation of term of supplementary protection certificates


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...

Standardization in the International Registration of Trademarks


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...

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.

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