Legal actions against expired patents

Actions against expired patents: is this possible? Have a look at this case of the Federal Supreme Court, Judgment of 21.07.2022 – X ZR 110/21 – No need for legal protection for action against expired patent The Federal Supreme Court dealt with the question under which conditions a patent that is no longer in force […]

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Utility Model or Patent: Things To Know Before Applying

Are you thinking about a legal protection for you invention but you are not sure, which option is it going to serve you better? Patent or Utility Model? What shall you choose? General Infos: Patents and utility models protect technical inventions that are new, based on an inventive step and commercially applicable. Such technical property […]

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Double Invention: And Now?

What happens if you think you have invented something and in fact, there is someone else claiming to have invented the same at the same time? First of all, how would you recognize if you have discovered or invented something? Let’s start from the definition. A discovery… concerns something that already existed at the time […]

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Financing the protection of IP-Right

We have the plan you are thinking about If you are a young entrepreneur or if you are just about to start your business you may be wondering how is it possible to financially sustain the expenses of protection of your brand, idea or invention. We would recommend you to book a first consultation at […]

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Intellectual Property: News from China

News from the Eastern Countries  China accesses to the Hague Agreement for International Registrations of Intellectual  Designs: let’s get to know more about it.  As you already know, dear readers, we are patent experts, we are located in Germany but we act internationally. Chinese Products are very often protected also under European or German Law. The […]

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UPC – Einheitliches Patentgericht: What is it?

What is the Unified Patent Court (UPC)? The Unified Patent Court, or UPC for short, is a new court with its own rules of procedure, which have elements of both continental European and Anglo-Saxon legal traditions. It has jurisdiction over disputes concerning unitary patents and existing and newly granted European patents. The owner of a […]

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German patent, european patent, international patent

Patents are only valid in the country for which they have been granted (principle of territoriality). Patents granted by the DPMA have effect in the Federal Republic of Germany. You have a choice of several routes for obtaining patent protection of your invention in other countries. If you wish to obtain protection for your invention […]

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Patent or utility model? What’s the difference?

Let us make it clear for you. Patent and utility models are not the same thing, even if you have probably heard sometimes that utility models are just “small patents”.  Patents and utility models protect technical inventions that are new, based on an inventive step and commercially applicable. They confer on their owner the privilege, […]

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Online Meeting with our legals: NOW IT´S POSSIBLE!

Communication is changing and our IT-structure il also changing with the world. In order to help you reaching our legal offices more directly and without further travel costs, we are now offering you the possibility, in addition to the usual communication channels, to book an online face-to-face consultation sessions through video conferencing. Get in touch […]

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Apply for a European patent in greater Europe

The European Patent Office carries out a specific European patent grant procedure. The basis is provided by the European Patent Convention (EPC). You can apply for a European patent in 38 contracting states of the EPC. However, the patent is not uniformly valid in all contracting states of the EPC. Following patent grant, the European […]

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