Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
Dennemeyer Group
According to a recent study, the number of patent litigation cases in Europe initiated by so called non practicing entities (NPEs) has significantly risen over the past years.
Gowling WLG
A summary of the legal position and practical mitigation steps for EU trade mark and Community design right holders.
Mayer Brown
Back in 2015 Constantin Film AG, the production company of the German movie „Fack ju Göhte", filed an European Union trademark application for its movie title „Fack ju Göhte" with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Weinmann Zimmerli
The handling of Swiss patents is governed by the Federal Act of 25 June 1954 on Patents for Inventions (PatG), which was updated in 2012.
Bardehle Pagenberg
Der Bundesgerichtshof knüpft an seine Rechtsprechung in den Entscheidungen „Flügelradzähler" und „Palettenbehälter II" an und stellt dabei klar, dass für die Abgrenzung zwischen ...
Bardehle Pagenberg
The German Federal Court of Justice follows up on its "Flügelradzähler" case law and clarifies that the relevant point of reference for distinguishing between permissible repair and impermissible reconstruction is always the protected device.
JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys
SMEs often manufacture their products abroad in countries where the workforce is cheaper. Foreign contractors offer products specially designed for SMEs or from catalogues.
Gorodissky & Partners
On February 13, 2018 the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation announced its decision with respect to parallel import cases.
In den letzten Jahren waren Parallelimporte (d.h. der Import von Markenartikeln ohne Zustimmung des Markeninhabers) in Russland effektiv verboten.
In the last few years, parallel imports (i.e. imports of genuine branded goods without the trademark owner's consent) had been effectively prohibited in Russia.
Gorodissky & Partners
It seems that Britney Spears, when she recorded a phonogram of the song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" never thought that one day she would be protected by Russian court.
Clarke, Modet & Co
We take this opportunity to inform you that the Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office (SAPI) has informed by official notice published ...
Gun + Partners
The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office published the Regulation on the Code of Conduct and Discipline of Patent and Trademark Attorneys on May 18, 2017, following the entry into force...
Egeli Law Office
Genel olarak Islahçı haklarının sınırları yasada ve uluslararası sözleşmede belirtilmiştir. Bunlardan en başta olanı koruma süresidir.
Guzeloglu Attorneys-at-law
IPC stated that employee is obliged to notify the employer if a service invention is created.
Haseltine Lake LLP
This February, we celebrate the 23rd Olympic Winter Games, hosted in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. After that date, in the absence of any formal arrangements to the contrary, EU trade marks will cease to have legal effect in the UK.
Mishcon de Reya
Welcome to our review of the significant developments in protection and enforcement of brands, designs and copyright in 2017.
No, I did not copy the headline from my colleague Dr. Alex Robinson (@Robinson_IP), who used it for his brilliant tweet.
Gowling WLG
'Brexit' poses considerable challenges for intellectual property law and presents uncertainty as to the involvement of the UK, following its exit from the EU, in existing and proposed international regimes involving EU law.
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Dennemeyer Group
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The updating of the Lufthansa logo and corporate identity has sparked some controversy in design circles. I don't want to contribute to that, because I have no expertise in the matter and personal taste is not relevant.
Marks & Clerk
A common view of patents is that they are only useful if someone tries to copy your research and product.
Marks & Clerk
The growth of the World Wide Web has transformed the process of copying digital files from an onerous task requiring the swapping of data carriers (tape-to-tape copying anyone?) ...
Brodies LLP
A recent judgement of the English High Court decided an important new point on what amounts to an exclusive patent licence.
As recently as last December, in India, the Delhi High Court declared Christian Louboutin's ‘red sole' a well-known trade mark.
Mason Hayes & Curran
While several of the Irish decisions did not amount to unprecedented changes to Ireland's IP landscape, they did confirm the approach to be taken on many issues.
Van Bael & Bellis
Unlike the President, the Court of Appeal found no trade mark violation on any of the grounds relied on by InBev.
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