Archive: December, 2012

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EU patent: extracts from the 3 votes

Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg - Vote and results of the vote on the first resolution: 683 voting 484 in favour 164 against 35 abstentions - Cutaways of Bernard RAPKAY (S&D, DE), rapporteur - Vote and results of the vote on the second resolution: 682 voting, 481 in favour, 152 against, 49 abstentions - Cutaways of Raffaele BALDASSARE (EPP, IT), Rapporteur - Vote and results of the vote on the second resolution: 682 voting, 483 in favour, 161 against, 38 abstentions - Cutaways of Klaus-Heiner LEHNE (EPP, DE) - Statement by Michel Barnier, Commissioner in charge of internal market and services - Applauses

Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg - Vote and results of the vote on the first resolution: 683 voting 484 in favour 164 against 35 abstentions - Cutaways of Bernard RAPKAY (S&D, DE), rapporteur - Vote and results of the vote on the second resolution: 682 voting, 481 in favour, 152 against, 49 abstentions - Cutaways of Raffaele BALDASSARE (EPP, IT), Rapporteur - Vote and results of the vote on the second resolution: 682 voting, 483 in favour, 161 against, 38 abstentions - Cutaways of Klaus-Heiner LEHNE (EPP, DE) - Statement by Michel Barnier, Commissioner in charge of internal market and services - Applauses
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European patent: extracts from the joint debate

Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Strasbourg - Statement by Loucas LOUCA, Council - Statement by Michel Barnier, Commissioner responsible for internal market and services - Statement by Alajos MESZAROS (EPP, SK) - Statement by Tadeusz ZWIEFKA (EPP, PL) - Statement by Sajjad KARIM (ECR, UK) - Statement by Antonio LOPEZ-ISTURIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) - Statement by Christian ENGSTROM (Greens/EFA, SE) - Statement by Jacky HENIN (GUE/NGL, FR) - Cutaways

Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Strasbourg - Statement by Loucas LOUCA, Council - Statement by Michel Barnier, Commissioner responsible for internal market and services - Statement by Alajos MESZAROS (EPP, SK) - Statement by Tadeusz ZWIEFKA (EPP, PL) - Statement by Sajjad KARIM (ECR, UK) - Statement by Antonio LOPEZ-ISTURIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) - Statement by Christian ENGSTROM (Greens/EFA, SE) - Statement by Jacky HENIN (GUE/NGL, FR) - Cutaways
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European patent: extracts from the statements by the rapporteurs

Exterior view of the European Parliament, Strasbourg - Statements by Bernhard RAPKAY (S&D, DE) - Statements by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT) - Statement by Klaus-Heiner LEHNE (EPP, DE), Rapporteur - Cutaways

Exterior view of the European Parliament, Strasbourg - Statements by Bernhard RAPKAY (S&D, DE) - Statements by Raffaele BALDASSARRE (EPP, IT) - Statement by Klaus-Heiner LEHNE (EPP, DE), Rapporteur - Cutaways
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Unitary Patent Protection in the presence of representatives of the Council, the Commission and the Legal Service: extracts from discussion

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Enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection: Extracts from the report and statement by Raffaele BALDASSARE (EPP, IT), Rapporteur at the EP Committee on Legal Affairs

Tobacco Products Directive Risks Undermining IP Rights in EU Market

Tobacco Products Directive Risks Undermining IP Rights in EU Market

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is concerned that measures included within the newly introduced EU Tobacco Products Directive will result in a backwash of unintended negative consequences, undermining intellectual property (IP) rights and increasing the problem of counterfeiting throughout the EU. The ability […]

EU patents to cost up to 80% less

EU patents to cost up to 80% less

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a new unitary European Union (EU) patent regime, which will cut the costs of EU patents by up to 80%. After more than 30 years of talks, a series of three separate votes in the Parliament on December 11 approved the EU patent „package,“ which covers […]

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for a new unitary European Union (EU) patent regime, which will cut the costs of EU patents by up to 80%. After more than 30 years of talks, a series of three separate votes in the Parliament on December 11 approved the EU patent „package,“ which covers […]
WIPO Reports Growing IP Filings Worldwide

WIPO Reports Growing IP Filings Worldwide

Geneva, December 11, 2012 The World Intellectual Property Organization reports the continuing growth in numbers of applications for Plant Breeders’ Rights worldwide. In 2011 the increase in filings amounted for 7.8% – the fastest growth rate since 2007. The European Union, China, United States of America, Japan and Ukraine are in the lead by the number […]

Internet Sources for Intellectual Property Case Law

Internet Sources for Intellectual Property Case Law

Regional Organizations International Organizations Europe North America Latin America Asia/Pacific Africa Europe Code Country Internet Sources for Intellectual Property Case Law AT Austria Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria> BE Belgium Belgiquelex databases Juridat HR Croatia Supreme Court CZ Czech Republic Industrial Property Office DK Denmark Faculty of Law (University of Copenhagen) databases […]

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EUROPARLTV The News: EU Patent Pending

Bad-Faith Trade Mark Registrations in China

Bad-Faith Trade Mark Registrations in China

Prior trade mark registrations, also called ‘bad-faith registrations’, are a significant problem that many European companies encounter in China. This process commonly involves a Chinese company first registering the trade mark of a foreign company in China with the express intention of selling it back to the foreign company at an inflated price. Finding out […]

Doubts about Lack of Transparency and Expected Results in the Upcoming Exams for Industrial Property Representatives

Doubts about Lack of Transparency and Expected Results in the Upcoming Exams for Industrial Property Representatives

According to the national Intellectual property portal IP Bugaria, the organization of the industrial property representatives exam runs in gross violation of its Instructions for implementation and the generally accepted social and EU principles for transparency. For example until this moment the list of the composition from which members for the examining committee will be […]

According to the national Intellectual property portal IP Bugaria, the organization of the industrial property representatives exam runs in gross violation of its Instructions for implementation and the generally accepted social and EU principles for transparency. For example until this moment the list of the composition from which members for the examining committee will be […]
Prada Blocks "MIU MIU" Wedding Dress

Prada Blocks “MIU MIU” Wedding Dress

Well-known Italian luxury brand Prada Limited Company (Prada) recently won a trademark lawsuit at the first instance by citing the relevant rights of its sub-brand “MIU MIU” in China. The court held that the trademark “Miu Miu” the natural person Chen filed on wedding dress constitutes similarity with the three trademarks referenced by Prada. The […]

Shanghai Court Legally Protects French Hennessy' Name and Trademarks

Shanghai Court Legally Protects French Hennessy’ Name and Trademarks

French Hennessy, a well-known brandy manufacturer, recently prevails in a trademark dispute. Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People’s Court rules that the co-defendants, Hebei Changli Jinhai Wine Company, Shanghai Guangli Trade Company, Li Guofei, Guo Ziruo, commit infringement and unfair competition. In 1995, French Hennessy set up an office in Beijing and started business in China with […]

Serbia Accedes to the UPOV Convention

Serbia Accedes to the UPOV Convention

On 5th December, Serbia deposited its instrument of accession to the UPOV Convention and will become the seventy-first member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) on January 5, 2013. The purpose of the UPOV Convention is to encourage the development of new varieties of plants by granting breeders […]