Tag: Europe

Spain’s actions against unitary patent protection dismissed

On May 5, a potential legal obstacle against the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court was removed when the

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The UPCA Opt-in/Pin-out scenario

The Unified Patent court agreement (UPCA) has been ratified in 2014 by both Denmark and Sweden, so even if

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European patent validation in Morocco and Tunisia

Recently, the EPO has initiated work on a new interesting possibility for European patent applicants. Namely, the EPO has

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Wider scope of protection for Swedish patents?

Last week the Swedish government referred an amendment of the Swedish patent law to the Council on Legislation for

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Cooperative Patent Classification – a new patent classification system

Everybody who ever conducted patent litterature searches knows the problems arising from the very different criteria for classifying patents

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Software inventions: The BGH confirms examination approach

Software inventions: The BGH confirms examination approach   By its judgment in X ZR 121/09 (Webseitenanzeige), the German Federal

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A Favourite in Trademark Law: Repackaging – now gassy

Danish courts are traditionally reluctant to ask preliminary questions on the interpretation of EU-legislation. Recently, the Supreme Court has done so,

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EU survey now open for participation

EU survey now open for participation Every two years the European Commission conducts a survey in order to identify

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BRCA patents in Europe

An ongoing lawsuit in the US has attracted a lot of attention worldwide. The American Civil Liberties Union has,

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IPR2 to strengthen the Europe-China IPR relationship

Last month, the EU-China IPR2 Project, focused on enhancing the enforcement of IP rights in China, was introduced to

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