Mondaq Europe: Intellectual Property
On 1 August 2017, Estonia became the 13th country to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) when it deposited its instrument of ratification with the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The patentability of plant and animal varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years.
Van Bael & Bellis
Applying these principles to the case at hand, the ECJ first found that users of TPB were given access to copyright-protected works at all times and in all places.
Van Bael & Bellis
In 2012, Van Haeren started selling high-heeled women's shoes with red soles.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 7 June 2017, Justice Birss of the English High Court of Justice issued a "FRAND" injunction against Huawei in its longstanding licensing dispute pitting it against Unwired Planet, a US based patent assertion entity.
K&L Gates
The European Union Court of Justice confirmed the intellectual property rights owned by the French company "Forge de Laguiole", but solely in areas in which it pursued an actual business activity.
K&L Gates
Early this year, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) rendered a judgment in relation to the distribution of automation software ("bot-programs") for the computer game "World of Warcraft".
As intellectual property plays such a vital role in the key activities of many businesses, it is important not only that it is properly protected and used but also that third party rights are not infringed.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
An Italian First Instance Court in Milan (Corporate and IP Section) was recently called to solve a dispute arisen between manufacturers of accessories for tiny dogs.
Signum Law Firm
The Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan recognizes the concept of "undisclosed information."
Gorodissky & Partners
Efes Breweries International NV, a famous beer company, filed a trade mark application 2014735627 for Золотая Бочка Шаболовское.
Noerr LLP
Starting on 12 July 2017 a new pretrial requirement entered into force in Russia.
Clarke, Modet & Co
​Ayer se presentaba, en el hotel The Westin Palace de Madrid, el informe de referencia en España en el ámbito de la bitecnología -el INFORME ASEBIO 2016- en cuya elaboración ha participado Clarke
Clarke, Modet & Co
Spain's new patent law came into force on April 1, and it contains a few measures which will affect pharmaceutical companies
Roca Junyent Abogados
Vuelve, por lo tanto, el llamado canon digital.
Moroğlu Arseven
The Turkish Supreme Court recently ruled that if trademark infringement also infringes personal rights, then the right holder can seek protection under Law Number 5651 Regulating Internet Broadcasting and Fighting Crimes Committed through Internet Broadcasting.
Inanici - Tekcan Law Office
While resale of computer programs is assessed in the light of the exhaustion of rights principle under Copyright Law, it is discussed with the concept of "parallel trade" under Commercial Law.
Marks & Clerk
When the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office revoked European patent number EP1169038 protecting the anti-cancer drug dasatinib (Sprycel®) back in February 2017...
Mason Hayes & Curran
In May 2017, the UK Court of Appeal ruled that Nestlé‘s 3D shape mark for the four-fingered Kit Kat product cannot be registered in the UK.
K&L Gates
The first decision on an appeal to the Appointed Person under a new regime for designs has been issued.
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The UK Supreme Court rarely hears patent cases, and will only hear cases that it considers to be fundamentally important. The court's July 12 judgment is most significant for changing the test for infringement in the United Kingdom, widening the scope for infringement by equivalence.
Abel & Imray
The question of whether something that falls outside the literal wording of a patent claim is nevertheless an infringement, is one that the courts have had to consider on numerous occasions.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The UK Supreme Court has overturned existing case law to, for the first time, formally recognise a "doctrine of equivalents", resulting in a broader scope of patent protection under UK law.
K&L Gates
The UK's new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the "Act") was recently granted royal assent and is set to come into force in October 2017.
Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law
Franchise agreements are vertical agreements.
Gowling WLG
In a landmark decision (Actavis v Eli Lilly), the UK Supreme Court has re-steered the law of patent infringement in the UK, stating that there is a doctrine of equivalents.
Dennemeyer Group
A company's market assessment relies to 87% on intangible assets such as Intellectual Property and industrial property rights.
Kalo & Associates
The Labour Code provides for the contractual regulation of the employment relationships between the employer and the employee by means of an individual or a collective labour agreement.
Dennemeyer Group
"Thinking outside the confines of the continental map". In the beginning of 2015, Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), unequivocally set the scene for the coming years.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Recently the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an important ruling for copyright holders, providers of online platforms and intermediaries dealing with copyright protection...
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