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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 […]

The post Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Norway appeared first on European Union.

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 […]

The post Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Norway appeared first on European Union.

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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Inventors behind 15 ground-breaking innovations selected

Inventors behind 15 ground-breaking innovations selected

The 2015 finalists of European Inventor Award in the five categories are: Industry Jean-Christophe Giron (France): Reduction of energy costs for building, heating and cooling systems of up to 20 percent thanks to “intelligent” window glass. Electrochrome glazing takes advantage of the power of the sun in winter in order to warm interiors and becomes […]

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The 2015 finalists of European Inventor Award in the five categories are: Industry Jean-Christophe Giron (France): Reduction of energy costs for building, heating and cooling systems of up to 20 percent thanks to “intelligent” window glass. Electrochrome glazing takes advantage of the power of the sun in winter in order to warm interiors and becomes […]

The post Inventors behind 15 ground-breaking innovations selected appeared first on European Union.

Cooperation agreement between Latvian Patent Office and Riga Technical University

Cooperation agreement between Latvian Patent Office and Riga Technical University

On March 24, the Latvian Patent Office (PV) and Riga Technical University (RTU) signed a cooperation agreement. It aimed at raising awareness among students and researchers on the protection of industrial property and its importance in successfully commercialising inventions. The Director of the Latvian Patent Office Director Sandris Laganovskis expressed the Office’s pleasure in having […]

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On March 24, the Latvian Patent Office (PV) and Riga Technical University (RTU) signed a cooperation agreement. It aimed at raising awareness among students and researchers on the protection of industrial property and its importance in successfully commercialising inventions. The Director of the Latvian Patent Office Director Sandris Laganovskis expressed the Office’s pleasure in having […]

The post Cooperation agreement between Latvian Patent Office and Riga Technical University appeared first on European Union.

'Tomorrow will be unlike today' - the industrial revolution

‘Tomorrow will be unlike today’ – the industrial revolution

The Industrial Revolution We have had a number of major industrial revolutions take place during the past few hundred years. We had the first industrial revolution which took place between 1760 and 1840 with the transition from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the […]

Three national IP Offices from the Balkan region join TMclass

Three national IP Offices from the Balkan region join TMclass

As of 20 April 2015, the IP Offices of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS), the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP BIH) and the State Office of Industrial Property (SOIP) of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), have joined TMclass. These latest additions bring a total […]

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As of 20 April 2015, the IP Offices of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS), the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP BIH) and the State Office of Industrial Property (SOIP) of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), have joined TMclass. These latest additions bring a total […]

The post Three national IP Offices from the Balkan region join TMclass appeared first on European Union.

Philippines joined TMview

Philippines joined TMview

As of 23 March 2015, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) has made its trademark data available to the TMview search tool. IPOPHIL first joined ASEAN TMview which was developed by the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States with the support of the EU-ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property […]

Get up, stand up. For music!

Get up, stand up. For music!

Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

The post Get up, stand up. For music! appeared first on IP Bulgaria.

Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

The post Get up, stand up. For music! appeared first on IP Bulgaria.

Get up, stand up. For music!

Get up, stand up. For music!

Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

The post Get up, stand up. For music! appeared first on IP Bulgaria.

Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

The post Get up, stand up. For music! appeared first on IP Bulgaria.

IP Bulgaria and World IP Day 2015

IP Bulgaria and World IP Day 2015

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, which this year is dedicated to the theme of music “Get up, stand up. For music”, the national portal for intellectual property IP Bulgaria held a series of interviews on topics related to intellectual property and copyright. Musician, photographer, author of novels, choreographer and author of innovation […]

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    The amending Regulation also revises the fees payable to the Office, including an overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal fees. On 23.3. 2016, the Office’s online application forms and fee calculator will be automatically updated to reflect the new system.
    From its base in Alicante, Spain, OHIM has processed more than 1.3 million Community trade mark applications in 23 EU languages, from nearly every country and region in the world, since 1996.

    The Amending Regulation was published on 24 December 2015 and is part of the EU trade mark reform legislative package that also includes the replacement of the existing EU Trade Mark Directive (Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council).

    OHIM is the EU’s largest decentralised agency. It is entirely self-financed, receiving no funding from the EU Budget. As well as managing the Community trade mark and the registered Community design (RCD), it works in collaboration with the EU national and regional IP offices to build a stronger IP system across the EU for the benefit of users.

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