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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 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

Brexit

Unitary patent still a possibility in 2017?

The introduction of the Unitary patent seemed something of the distant future because of the 'Brexit'. However, a recent statement of the British government revealed an intention to ratify the Unitary Patent Court Agreement. Surprising, because the Unitary... read more

Nederland

The Netherlands ratifies the UPC agreement

The Netherlands becomes the 11th country of the required 13 countries to have ratified the Agreement regarding the Unified Patent Court (UPCA). When the Unitary patent system is operational, the UPC will decide on the validity of and infringement... read more

VMI

VMI wins patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese copycat

A huge victory in VMI’s fight against patent infringement! The Chinese Intellectual Property Court supported VMI on all claims and awarded the full compensation requested by VMI to be paid by Shuangjun Plastic and Rubber Machinery Ltd. Already... read more

Brexit

'Brexit' and the Unitary patent

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, the so-called 'Brexit'. How does this 'Brexit' affect the European intellectual property landscape, and more importantly, the Unitary patent system that was expected to enter into force in 2017? The 'Brexit'... read more

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