Brief IP news

briefs_1131. Fact Sheet. Domain names and cybersquatting. For more information here.

2. EUIPO announces the second edition of the DesignEuropa Awards. For more information here.

3. A Decision Guide for Filing International Patent Applications for Multiple Inventions. For more information here.

 

Information from Intellectual Property Center at the UNWE. More information can be found here

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An EPO proposal for patent registration fee reductions

onzo-patentThe European Patent Office has put forward a proposal to reduce the fees for registration of European patents.  The new proposals will reduce both the PCT search fee and the examination fee by EUR 100 each. For applicants using the EPO as ISA for search and examination and entering the European phase, the PCT fee proposals would result in a considerable fee reduction: a decrease of EUR 656.

In addition, there are proposals for fees reduction for SME’s and universities.

More information here.

António Campinos will be the next EPO President

Campinos-pic-230x291The European Patent Office announced its decision to elect António Campinos as President of EPO. His five-year term will start on 1 July 2018.

Mr. Campinos is currently Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He is also a former President of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).

The new President will have to deal with complex issues such as the ongoing conflict between the EPO staff and the Office leaders and the uncertainty regarding the future of the Unified EU Patent Court in the light of Brexit.

More information here.

Brief IP news

briefs_1131. Interbrand: Best Global Brands 2017. For more information here.  

2. Microsoft v Motorola. For more information here.

3. Leibniz: Biscuits vs. the University of Hannover. For more information here.

Information from Intellectual Property Center at the UNWE. More information can be found here

Estonia ratifies the UPC Agreement

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Estonia ratifies the UPC Agreement on 1st August 2017. In that way, Estonia becomes the 13th country ratified the agreement along with Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.

To be entered into force, the UPC Agreement have to be ratified by Germany and the UK too.

In the case of Germany, the ratification was suspended by the German constitutional court whereas in the UK the procedure was delayed by the Brexit and all uncertainties that followed.

More information can be found here.

Source: Lexology.

Brief IP News

briefs_1131.  Strengthening Innovation in Europe’s Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth. For more information here.

2. Legal protection of a database. For more information here.

3. How Donald Trump Is Affecting the CNN Brand. For more information here.

Information from Intellectual Property Center at the UNWE. More information can be found here