Intellectual Property

The UK is working towards bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation as soon as possible

Article Date: 20-02-2017
Typology: Articles Tags: unified patent Unified Patent Court United Kingdom

The UK government confirmed on 28 November 2016 it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The aim is to enable British businesses to protect and enforce their patent rights across Europe in a more streamlined way – with a single patent and through a single patent court. The UK Government believes that the UPC will make it easier for British businesses to protect their ideas and inventions from being illegally copied by companies in other countries. H... [Read All]

ECHR's jurisdiction going towards extension to advisory opinions on legal questions

Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Article Date: 02-10-2013 - Advisory opinions - Convention - ECHR - Fundamental rights - Legal questions Protocol

Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Strasbourg, 2.X.2013 European Court of Human Rights Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) Exp...

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The Data Retention directive

Directive 2006/24/EC
Article Date: 15-03-2006 Intellectual Property

Directive 2006/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the retention of data generated or processed in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic ...

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The Public Policy Rules regulation

Regulation (EC) No 874/2004
Article Date: 28-04-2004 Intellectual Property

Commission Regulation (EC) No 874/2004 of 28 April 2004 laying down public policy rules concerning the implementation and functions of the.eu Top Level Domain and the principles governing registrati...

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Study on "The effect of 'Brexit' on the unitary patent regulation and the unified patent court agreement"

Article Date: 17-10-2016 - brexit Unitary patent

Richard Gordon QC and Tom Pascoe were instructed to advise the IP Federation, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association on “The effect of &lsq...

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26 countries agreed on distribution key for Unitary patent

Article Date: 14-03-2016 - patent Unitary patent

The EU Commission stated on 17 November 2015 that a major roadblock on the path to a European unitary patent was cleared when 26 EU countries reached an agreement on the distribution of revenues. It e...

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UE Council agreement on a Unified Patent Court

UE Council Agreement 2013/C 175/01
Article Date: 20-06-2013 - Agreement - European Counsil - Intellectual Property Unified Patent Court

With the Agreement of 20.06.2013, the European Union has established a new Unified Patent Court. The creation of “specialised courts”, whose competence is limited to disputes falling withi...

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Design Protection in Europe: Decisions of European and National Courts Volume 4

by Henning Hartwig
Article Date: 31-08-2012 Henning Hartwig

  New products are ever more often fascinating consumers with their design. Product design is thus playing an increasing role in the strategic branding and image building of companies. This p...

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EU Intellectual Property Law

by: Trevor Cook
Article Date: 12-07-2012 Intellectual Property

EU Intellectual Property Law, explores the European Union law affects on the law of intellectual property in two main ways. The first is under EC Treaty provisions on non-discriminat...

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The Court of Justice interprets Article 5(3) Brussels I against Amazon

Article Date: 04-07-2016 Intellectual Property

The Court of Justice delivered on 21st April 2016 its judgment in case Cā€‘572/14, Austro-Mechana v Amazon, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdi...

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Too well known for your own good. Free movement of goods and protection of trade marks

Artificial partitioning of the market. How the re-branding of a drug by a parallel importer was ruled lawful by the Court of Appeal of England & Wales (Civil Division)
Article Date: 11-05-2015 Trade Mark

The Court of Appeal found that the enforcement against a parallel importer of a trade mark used for a pharmaceutical product created an artificial partition in the market in the UK and was a disguised...

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"Accessibility" as one of the jurisdiction criteria for online copyright infringements

Article Date: 23-03-2015 - accessibility - Copyright jurisdiction criteria

Once again the CJEU was asked to determine which court has the jurisdiction to hear cases of online copyright infringement. Even though one of the core principles of copyright is territoriality, the i...

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Annual Conference on Trademarks and Designs in Europe 2012

Alicante, 15 November 2012 - 16 November 2012
Article Date: 15-11-2012 Intellectual Property

Objective   Experts from OHIM, legal practitioners and academic specialists will analyse significant developments in EU law on trademarks and designs since the last ERA conference at OHIM...

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