Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
Kalo & Associates
Since October 2016 when the Copyright Law ("New Copyright Law") entered into, three important pieces of secondary legislation were enacted in early 2017: Council of Ministers' Decision No.33, . . .
Gowling WLG
Gowling WLG's intellectual property experts discuss initiating proceedings as part of their 'The basics of patent law' series.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The patentability of plant varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years. Despite some pro-patentability decisions by the European Patent Office...
Mayer Brown
The future of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to look a bit clearer following recent ratification activities. On 16 January 2017, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC announced on its website that it is working under the assumption that the UPC can become operational in December 2017.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The trend of IP enforcement continues with almost all sectors experiencing some activity. Combined with this, we explore some other interesting developments.
Taylor Wessing
IPPZ is a company that develops software for health care professionals.
Clarke, Modet & Co
El Director General de COTEC Portugal, el Ingeniero Jorge Portugal, y el Director General de Clarke, Modet & Cº Portugal, el Dr. Eduardo Correia Andrade, firmaron ayer por la mañana...
Clarke, Modet & Co
O Director-Geral da COTEC Portugal, Engº. Jorge Portugal, e o Director-Geral da Clarke, Modet & Cº Portugal, Dr. Eduardo Correia Andrade, assinaram esta manhã, nos nossos escritórios em Lisboa...
Clarke, Modet & Co
Trademarks and Patents consolidate a company´s intellectual capital, assuming a competitive and differentiating role in the current knowledge economy.
Gorodissky & Partners
Trade mark registrations sometimes take turns which would not be expected in the normal run of things.
Gorodissky & Partners
Russian examiners did not favour confectionery. This does not mean that they are diabetics; they simply felt uneasy when an application came seeking protection for a confectionery patent for a utility model.
Taylor Wessing
Each trade mark has its own life cycle. Initially, a logo or a name to be registered as a trade mark needs to be created; then a trade mark application is filed; the trade mark is registered;
Moroğlu Arseven
Turkey has amended the support scheme for R&D and design activities to now include third party services.
Inanici - Tekcan Law Office
As of 2008, we met a new business model with the startup concept which has arisen from Silicon Valley.
Gill Jennings & Every
"If this business were to split up, I would be glad to take the brands, trade marks and goodwill and you could have all the bricks and mortar – and I would fare better than you."
Elkington and Fife LLP
The UK government yesterday announced that its preparations for ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement are to proceed.
HGF Limited
The Enlarged Board of Appeal answered the question in the negative, holding that partial priority may not be refused in such situations.
HGF Limited
The focus on the product being obvious or anticipated as at a certain date provides powerful protection and commercial certainty without conflicting with a patentee's ability to obtain patent protection.
HGF Limited
This timing would enable the Court to make necessary preparations before the planned entry into force in December 2017.
Field Fisher
One of the most comprehensive reforms of European patent law is expected take effect this year with the introduction of a unitary patent for 25 countries in the EU.
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Without doubt Malta offers significant opportunities for the generics drugs Industry and the evidence for this lies in the pharmaceutical patenting history of the country and in its legislative framework.
McDermott Will & Emery
These changes have led to some of the companies mentioned above re-domiciling back to the United Kingdom.
Mayer Brown
The question of whether a sequence of exercises, such as yoga poses or dance moves, can be copyrighted has occupied the attention of international courts, scholars and copyright offices for some time.
Elkington and Fife LLP
Following a Notice of the European Commission related to certain parts of the EU Biotech Directive (98/44/EC), the EPO has decided to stay all examination and opposition proceedings...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Artificial intelligence (intelligence exhibited by machines; AI) is experiencing rapid growth, evident from last year's record levels of investment in this industry.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The patentability of plant varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years. Despite some pro-patentability decisions by the European Patent Office...
Marks & Clerk
In decision T 2561/11, the EPO Board of Appeal found an Appeal to be admissible despite certain omissions in the Notice of Appeal.
Clarke, Modet & Co
One of the main changes set out in the new Law 24/2015 on Patents, which will enter into force on 1 April 2016, is the definition of the application, processing and maintenance procedures for SPC in Spain
The Draft Law suggests fundamental amendments in the sphere of intellectual property of the RK as a whole.
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