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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.


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


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 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' 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

News Statistics

The Netherlands leading in Intellectual Property

The Netherlands is a leading country in Intellectual Property according to the Global Intellectual Property Index 2015 (GIPI) in which 43 important jurisdictions worldwide have been compared regarding the quality of the prosecution of Patents, Trademarks,... read more

Rechtspraak Hulppost Tunnel Doebros Rijkswaterstaat

Jurisprudence: Memo of government to market players prior art

Doebros BV is the proprietor of the now revoked European patent EP 1 224 954 for an emergency cabinet for a tunnel. Vriesendorp & Gaade assisted Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Dutch government) with the nullification of this patent. Special note: both... read more

European Union

Increase in official fees at EPO and EUIPO (previously OHIM)

Although our service charges of 2015 in general continue apply to our services in 2016, the official bureaus regularly review and change their official fees. Read more about the changes to official fees at the European Patent... read more

Nieuws Nederland

Dutch Master Class IP - April 26-29, 2016, The Hague

The Netherlands Institute of Patent Attorneys is pleased to announce the first Masterclass on European Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and Enforcement in The Hague, The Netherlands. This one-week training course provides (young) IP professionals... read more

News Statistics

Statistics: European patents in 2015

Earlier today, the European Patent Office (EPO) published statistics on European patents and European patent applications in the year 2015. Interested? Vriesendorp & Gaade made a careful selection of the most important numbers. European... read more

European Union

Modernization of European trademark law

On December 15, 2015, the European parlement has agreed to an amended trademark regulation and a 'new' trademark directive that entail important reform of the European trademark law. The key changes are: the 'Community trademark' becomes a... read more

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