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This page features news articles about the field of Intellectual Property, for example about the Unitary patent or other law changes, and news articles about Vriesendorp & Gaade.

Nieuws schaakmat

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

Nieuws EU 01

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

Brexit

EU trademarks and registered Community designs after the Brexit

The Brexit means that as from March 30, 2019, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union. What are the consequences for your IP rights in the European Union, such as EU trademarks and registered Community designs, after... read more

Nieuws geuren en smaken

New opportunities with the modernized EU trademark law

As of this month, some important provisions of the modernized European trademark law entered into force that provide new possibilities, such as the possibility to register sounds, smells, taste and movements. The purpose of the reform package, originally... read more

Nieuws grijsmaking

Protective letters to prevent seizure of evidence

Hopefully it has not happened to you yet: seizure of evidence because of alleged patent infringement. In a seizure of evidence, bailiffs may seize stock, machines, company computers and other important assets by surprise. In practice a... read more

VMI

Major patents of VMI upheld in China

Major invention patents related to tire building technology of VMI are upheld in China. These patents were challenged by Safe-Run as their defense in the ongoing legal dispute, in which VMI is suing Safe-Run for infringement of VMI’s protected... read more

Nieuws Duitsland

Germany forms new obstacle for Unitary patent

In addition to the Brexit in the United Kingdom, a new obstacle has emerged for the Unitary patent. A yet unknown private person has filed a complaint with the German Constitutional Court, which led the Court to request the German president to temporarily... read more

Nieuws EU 01

Unified Patent Court (UPC) will not start in 2017

The UPC Preparatory Committee has confirmed in a press release that the previously announced target date for the entry into operation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), envisaged for December 2017, cannot be maintained. A new timeline has not yet... read more

European Union

Brexit delays Unitary patent

The early general elections in the UK ahead of the Brexit negotiations are bound to delay the start of the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent. The launch of the Unitary patent system in December 2017 seems no longer possible. A new timeline... read more

Brexit

Brexit formally started: no ratification of UPC yet

On March 29, 2017, the Brexit was formally started. It was expected that the British government would move to ratify the UPC agreement before Article 50 was triggered. Now that this has not happened, the British participation in the Unitary patent again... read more

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