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The Unitary Patent on the final straight: Bulgaria ratifies the UPC Agreement

03.05.2016

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.

Patents in Europe and Germany: The prohibition on double protection is to go!

08.03.2016

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.

End of the road for the opt-out fee

04.03.2016

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...

New Rules concerning the reduced renewal fees of Community Trademarks (European Union Trademarks as from March 23, 2016)

25.01.2016

Introduction of the new rules

Community Trademark Regulation Reform

25.01.2016

Amendments enter into force on March 23, 2016

Change in practice for calculation of term of supplementary protection certificates

28.10.2015

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

10.09.2015

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...

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