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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.

Post-Brexit IP: what to prepare for?

Post-Brexit IP: what to prepare for?

It has been almost a year since our last update on the politics surrounding the Unitary Patent. The situation remains unchanged. However, the Brexit seems to be nearing a critical stage. A potential 2020 Brexit may trigger a series of events in the near... 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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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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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


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

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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

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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


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

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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

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