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European Patents for the Republic of Moldova

From November 1, 2015, Applicants can now also validate their European patent application and the later European patent in the Republic of Moldova. Accordingly,...

Important amendments in the Community Trademark Regulation

On March 23, 2016, the EU Trademark Regulation (EUTMR) enters into force. This regulation stipulates that the so far known community trademark is renamed to "European Union Trademark" or "EU Trademark". ...

Legal Disputes Concerning Abstract Color Trademarks

Abstract color trademarks–i.e. a single color without any figurative limitation–have been coveted by companies as identifying characteristics for years, since it cannot be denied that the chosen colors have some distinctive character. This estimation ...

News Regarding the Unified Patent

With its decision of May 5, 2015, the European Court of Justice has dismissed the case of Spain against the planned “EU Patent” and “Unified Patent Court”. Thus, there is nothing standing in the way of the EU patent anymore. ...