Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
Bardehle Pagenberg
Recent decisions passed by three different instances of the EPO have significant effects on the patentability of inventions under European patent law.
Mishcon de Reya
The latest stage in this long-running dispute concerning the validity of the iconic clog design has found that Crocs' prior disclosure of its clog product (through its own sales and marketing activities) ...
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The UK and European Union have reached an agreement that owners of EU trade marks, Community designs and Community plant variety rights will have their rights protected in the UK ...
Stevens & Bolton LLP
Following a period of negotiations between the UK and the EU Commission, a draft Withdrawal Agreement on the UK's exit from the European Union was published on 19 March 2018.
August & Debouzy
Due to the relocation of the IP specialized Chamber of the Paris Court of first instance, scheduled for April 18, 2018, a very light service will be held from April 1 until May 14.
August & Debouzy
At the present time, the average duration of the examination procedure before the European Patent Office (EPO) is 23.2 months.
August & Debouzy
The new French standard NF X50-276-2 is the first proposal of format for electronic communications of PI data between the different actors including the offices.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Die Anmelder sollten sich der Folgen dieser Entscheidungen bewusst sein.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Ausgangspunkt der vorliegenden Entscheidung war ein Vorabentscheidungsersuchen des OLG Düsseldorf.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Furthermore, the CJEU also answers the question of how to assess whether the features of the design were dictated only by its technical function.
In seiner Entscheidung vom 7. Juli 2017 hat das Russische IP-Gericht die Rechtsauffassung der G. H. MUMM ("MUMM") bekräftigt und die unterscheidungskräftige Form einer Flasche für die Eintragung als dreidimensionale...
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners
According to the decision No. 8-P ruled by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on February 13, 2018, taken by results of consideration of the complaint of the interested party...
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners
Rospatent has stated its intention to introduce amendments into the Civil Code of the Russian Federation as to the registration of applications on the IP objects.
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners
As of February 28, 2018 the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs comes into force in the Russian Federation.
Clarke, Modet & Co
Ante el desarrollo creciente de una tecnología surge la necesidad de conocer si ésta encaja dentro del actual marco legal o si, por el contrario, no encontramos una regulación adecuada de la materia
Inanici - Tekcan Law Office
Copyright Law primarily protects the "Author" of the work and regulates some important principles, some provisions which cannot be agreed otherwise and the rights that cannot be waived before they are born.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
The UK Supreme Court recently heard the latest instalment of an ongoing battle over the blockbuster drug pregabalin (Warner-Lambert v Actavis).
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
Employee infidelity occurs when an employee contravenes their duty of fidelity to their employer. One example of this is disclosing confidential information, such as the details of a new invention, to a competitor.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
In March 2016 we reported that The Court of The Hague referred the Christian Louboutin ‘red-sole' case to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
What restaurant sells peri peri chicken, has red, yellow and black branding, and sounds a lot like Nando's…? Let's go to Fernando's!
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JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys
In April 2016 there occurred a major change in the Polish trademark law, namely a shift from the examination system into the opposition system
Venner Shipley LLP
In these cases, issues of German contract law construction, and that of Maryland law, were considered.
Dennemeyer Group
Following Luxembourg's 2018 budget law approval, IP owners are eagerly expecting the draft law on the new IP regime to be voted during the first trimester of 2018.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
The restaurant chain for the aficionado of peri-peri chicken and enthusiasts of a spontaneous "cheeky" chicken meal is currently the subject of an IP dispute.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On March 28, 2018, the U.K. Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Regeneron v Kymab & Novo Nordisk, reversing a lower court decision that found two critical patents covering Regeneron's...
Haseltine Lake LLP
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Mishcon de Reya
The CJEU also adopted a broad and flexible interpretation of ‘communication to the public' in Stichting Brein v Ziggo, a case concerning the infamous file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP
An article in the Financial Times published on 31 October 2017 discusses why lab-grown diamonds pose a threat to big miners such as De Beers in the diamond jewellery sector.
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