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Noerr LLP | European Union, Global | 10 Apr 2019

Trademarks in the European Union

A structured guide to trademark laws in the European Union

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Noerr LLP | European Union, Global | 10 Apr 2019

Trademark enforcement in the European Union

A structured guide to trademark enforcement laws in the European Union

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CASALONGA | France, Global | 22 Jan 2019

Patent enforcement through the courts in France

A structured guide to enforcing patents through the courts in France

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Bird & Bird | European Union | 1 Oct 2018

Does it sound right? The importance of phonetic similarity in the assessment of likelihood of confusion

On April 20, 2018, the European General Court ruled in Dimitrios Mitrakos v. the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-1517)

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Mitscherlich PartmbB | European Union | 29 Aug 2018

Checklist: Enablement Requirements for Parameter Patents at the EPO

Parameters, i.e. New medical values or ranges, are typical limiting features of claims. In the following guidance shall be given as how to avoid

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Mitscherlich PartmbB | European Union | 23 Aug 2018

EPO’s BoAs Clarify Double Patenting Prohibition Doctrine and the Differences Between “The Matter for Which Protection is Sought” and “The Extent of the Protection Conferred by a European Patent”

In the decision T256311 the Boards of Appeal of the European patent had to deal with a divisional application

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP | USA, European Union | 25 Jul 2018

G118 - A New Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal

In one of his last acts as President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli has referred a question to the Enlarged Board of

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Marks & Clerk | European Union | 11 Jul 2018

Backlog battle

In our recent article we reviewed EPO Boards of Appeal’s 2017 Annual Report. The report discussed the Boards’ five-year objective to reduce the

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Mitscherlich PartmbB | European Union | 9 Jul 2018

Office Practice - Enablement Requirment For EP Patents - What if the Claim Covers Non-Working Examples?

It is certainly a not so rare scenario that especially in life science or chemistry a broadly worded claim

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Mitscherlich PartmbB | European Union | 2 Jul 2018

New Decisions of the Board of Appeal of the EPO with Regard to Inventive Step, Especially Selection of the Closest Prior Art

It is well known to the patent practitioner that the smart choice of the closest prior art has a big impact on the assessment of the presence of an

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