Archive: May, 2015

The Tunisian IP Office  (INNORPI) joins TMclass

The Tunisian IP Office (INNORPI) joins TMclass

As of 15 May 2015, The Tunisian IP Office Institut National de la Normalisation et de la Propriété Industrielle (INNORPI) joins TMclass search tool. These latest additions bring a total of 45 national and regional IP Offices, including OHIM, WIPO and OAPI, into the tool. TMclass now offers users the opportunity to search and translate […]

OLAF helps Dutch and Italian customs authorities seize 223.000 bottles of counterfeit shampoo

OLAF helps Dutch and Italian customs authorities seize 223.000 bottles of counterfeit shampoo

In a successful operation initiated thanks to information provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the Dutch and Italian customs seized 223.440 bottles of counterfeit shampoo in Rotterdam and Gioia Tauro. During joint controls, OLAF and the Dutch and Italian customs authorities discovered three containers loaded with counterfeit shampoo coming from Asia. Through coordinated action, […]

The Icelandic Patent Office joins Designview

The Icelandic Patent Office joins Designview

As of 18 May 2015, the Icelandic Patent Office (ELS – IPO) has made their design data available to the Designview search tool. The integration of ELS – IPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners. With ELS – IPO on-board, there are now […]

Grace Period Restoration Act seeks to Amend AIA

Grace Period Restoration Act seeks to Amend AIA

A new bill before the House and Senate seeks to amend the AIA to provide for a more forgiving one-year grace period in which an inventor may disclose their invention before filing a patent application. While the AIA has such a grace period, it is limited to disclosures of the claimed invention, and it is […]

The principality of Monaco cannot claim any protection within the European Union for the international trademark MONACO for certain goods and services

The principality of Monaco cannot claim any protection within the European Union for the international trademark MONACO for certain goods and services

The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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Federal Circuit: Limited Power to Hear Appeals on Motions to Stay

Federal Circuit: Limited Power to Hear Appeals on Motions to Stay

In Intellectual Ventures v. JPMorgan, the Federal Circuit held that the mere filing of a petition for covered business method (CBM) patent review or post-grant review (PGR) under the AIA did not give it the jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a decision on a motion to stay trial court proceedings. In this case, Intellectual […]

Background arts indicated in the description of a patent application can be cited as evidence to invalidate the same patent

Background arts indicated in the description of a patent application can be cited as evidence to invalidate the same patent

When filing a patent application for invention, the applicant is required to contain the background arts which he/she is aware of in the description of the patent application. In addition, the application has to disclose the problem(s) existing in the background arts that the invention aims to solve and its technical solution adopted to solve […]

Opt‐out for classic European patents  (exclusion of Unified Patent Court’s responsibility) 

Opt‐out for classic European patents  (exclusion of Unified Patent Court’s responsibility) 

The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Two Important Patent Cases

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Two Important Patent Cases

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in two major patent cases. The first, Kimble v. Marvel, is a case about post-expiration patent royalties, the first such case to make it before the Supreme Court in fifty years. The US has had a longstanding ban on such royalties, as a result of the holding in […]

EPO welcomes CJEU decisions which clear the way for the unitary patent

EPO welcomes CJEU decisions which clear the way for the unitary patent

The EPO welcomed the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to dismiss the legal challenges against the unitary patent package. It confirms that the European patent with unitary effect will be based on the procedure for granting European patents laid down in the European Patent Convention and that all implementing […]

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The EPO welcomed the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to dismiss the legal challenges against the unitary patent package. It confirms that the European patent with unitary effect will be based on the procedure for granting European patents laid down in the European Patent Convention and that all implementing […]

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TIPO Beginning to Accept a Request for the Postponement of Substantive Examination from April 01, 2015

TIPO Beginning to Accept a Request for the Postponement of Substantive Examination from April 01, 2015

An applicant of invention patent application may request for the postponement of substantive examination within three years from the filing date of the invention patent application as long as such request doesn’t meet any of the following conditions: (1)   the invention patent application has received an official action or decision; (2)   the invention patent application […]

The Court dismisses both of Spain’s actions against the regulations implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection

The Court dismisses both of Spain’s actions against the regulations implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection

Pressrelease of Court of Justice of the European Union

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Pressrelease of Court of Justice of the European Union

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‘Tomorrow will be unlike today’ – the industrial revolution - Part II

‘Tomorrow will be unlike today’ – the industrial revolution – Part II

Broad Definition of IP: IP means different things to different people. It is important to have a very broad definition of IP when considering this new business control point. Imagine for a moment the Royal Air Force’s roundel, that red, white and blue circular identification mark painted on aircraft to identify them. That roundel has […]

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Norway

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Norway

In accordance with Rule 35(2)(d) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established that from June 6, 2015, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Norway will change. Those amounts will be 278 Swiss francs for the first three classes […]

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In accordance with Rule 35(2)(d) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established that from June 6, 2015, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Norway will change. Those amounts will be 278 Swiss francs for the first three classes […]

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Mere exhibition of an imitated product at a trade fair in Germany – no injunctive relief against the infringer

Mere exhibition of an imitated product at a trade fair in Germany – no injunctive relief against the infringer

The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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