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Another year gone: No Unitary Patent yet

The end of the year is fast approaching. And with it, the official Brexit is getting closer as well. And while the UK has already ratified the Agreement regarding the Unified Patent Court, the launch of the Unitary patent is now delayed by constitutional... read more

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Christmas Patent: The Santa Claus Detector

Just before the holidays, we went looking for a patent that fits in the theme of the festive season. We found US patent US 5,523,741 A of 1994, which describes a Santa Claus Detector for detecting a visit from the good old man. According to the applicant... read more

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Benelux trademark becomes easier to oppose or invalidate

As of June 1, 2018, a number of changes to the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (BCIP) will come into effect. The changes will make it easier for holders of earlier trademarks and other interested parties to oppose the... read more

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Germany only remaining obstacle for Unitary Patent as UK ratifies

The UK Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, has confirmed on April 26, 2018, that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). Now, the constitutional complaint which is currently pending... read more

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