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When is it too late to file submissions with the Board of Appeal at the EPO?
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • December 6 2016

In T 41612, the Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO) considered the admissibility of amendments submitted by the patent proprietor


The UK intends to proceed with European Unitary Patent Court System
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 2 2016

The UK government has just announced it is still proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. This is slightly


Judgment of Distinctiveness of Trademarks Combining 3D Marks and Other Elements
  • CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
  • China, European Union, Global, USA
  • December 2 2016

Trademarks combining 3D marks and other elements are different from pure 3D trademarks with “3D appearances constituted by commodity packaging or by


“New EPO Requirements Regarding Patent Assignments”
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • European Union
  • December 2 2016

As of November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) guidelines require that the signatures of not only the assignor(s), but also the assignee(s


EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Finds the Cure For Poisonous Divisionals
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • December 2 2016

At the end of 2012, a European Patent Office (EPO) Board of Appeal decision sent shockwaves through Europe; it concluded that a European divisional


EPO Enlarged Board decides on Partial Priority
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • European Union
  • December 2 2016

We have written previously in January 2015 and in June 2016 about the case G 115 before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office


No to the EU - Yes to the EU patent: United Kingdom paves the way for the Unitary Patent
  • SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

On Monday in Brussels, the UK government surprisingly announced its intention to ratify the agreement on a Unified Patent Court despite the Brexit


Common sense prevails at EPO on poisonous divisionals
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • December 1 2016

Following a referral to the EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal relating to the issue of so-called "poisonous divisionals" (discussed in our previous


EPO provides the antidote to poisonous priority
  • Potter Clarkson LLP
  • European Union
  • December 1 2016

On 30 November 2016 the European Patent Office’s Enlarged Board of Appeal appears to have finally resolved the longstanding legal uncertainty


UK Government Announces Intention to Ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • William Fry
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

Baroness Neville Rolfe, the UK Minister responsible for intellectual property, has announced that over the coming months the UK will proceed with