Priority Claim for European Design Rights based on Patent Application

Can an application for a community design registration claim priority of an international patent application – and if so for how long? That was the question that the Court of Justice of the European Union had to decide in matter T-579/19. Their decision dated 14 April 2021 was very interesting...

Trade and Cooperation Agreement with UK Approved by the European Parliament

The European Parliament finally put its approval to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union on 28 April 2021 and the Agreement came into full effect from Saturday 1 May. The Agreement includes a number of measures on protection of intellectual property which we...

IP-Rechte und BREXIT

Der Austritt des Vereinigten Königreiches aus der Europäischen Union wirft einige Fragen hinsichtlich der Auswirkungen auf bestehende und zukünftige IP-Schutzrechte auf. Das Ende der im Austrittsabkommen über den Austritt des Vereinigten Königreichs Großbritannien und Nordirland aus der Europäischen Union geregelten Brexit-Übergangsphase zum 31. Dezember 2020 naht. Fraglich ist, ob bis...