IP::JUR features news and recent case decisions on intellectual property in Germany and throughout the rest of Europe. This blog is authored by German patent attorney, Axel Horns of Munich.
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Under the date of May 26, 2011, the EU Council has published Document 10629/11 titled Proposal for a Regulation of the Council and the European Parliament implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection including a Proposal for a Council Regulation...
Galaxy of IP rights ... as seen by EU CommissionToday the EU Commission has published a provisional version of Document COM(2011) 287 titled Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on a...
OHIM, Alicante (soon to be augmented into an enforcement agency)Today, the EU Commission has published a Proposal for a Regulation of the European parliament and the Council on entrusting the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with certain tasks related to the...
Today, the EU Commission has adopted a strategy intended to to revamp the legal framework in which Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) operate.See also this Draft here. The IPR Strategy sets out a series of short- and long-term key policy actions in various areas which include: Patents: the...
Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Mr Michel Barnier is EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services. The Commission department under his political responsibility is the Internal Market and Services Directorate General (DG MARKT). The Office for Harmonisation in...
On November 10, 2010, Official announcement had been made to the effect that Professor Ian Hargreaves shall lead an independent review into how the intellectual property system in the United Kingdom can better drive growth and innovation. UK Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Wilcox had...
Recently, the European Commission has published Document COM(2011) 215/3 titled Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection. Council Decision 2011/167/EU (March 22, 2011 -...
The dice is cast: Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the EU issued a damning verdict to pending plans for creating a new trans-EU Patent Court on the basis of an international agreement. Today, the EU Council has nodded through a license for 25 of 27 EU Member States (i.e all Member States except...
In an earlier posting I had reported on the Opinion 01/09 - Statement by the Advocates General of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the European Patent and the Community Patent Court as planned by the EU Council; see my earlier postings here, there and there. The date on that...
Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) has made available a second edition of An overview of the national patent litigation systems in Europe available for download on-line. The text provides an overview of the national patent litigation systems across the European Patent Organisation's 38...