The EPC vegetable stall – from broccoli and tomato to green blocky peppers (T 1063/18)


On February 5, 2019, the written decision in case T 1063/18 on the patentability of plants has been issued by the EPO Boards of Appeal. With the written decision, the responsible Board’s reasoning for the remarkable conclusion...

Geographical indications as a trademark


DEVIN prevails over the EUIPO in the trademark dispute about sparkling water

German Constitutional Complaint Against the UPC Agreement


– A Look in the Crystal Ball of German History

Branched-off German Utility Models


Frequently the protective rights of a client don’t allow the patent attorney to immediately provide the legal assistance the client needs in a specific competitive situation. For example, as long as a patent application is...

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

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