Posted by Laura Ercoli on Wednesday July 8th, 2020

SIBprima July 2020 – Unified Patent Court update – EPO “Pepper” decision – Covid-19 and intellectual property

Germany ratification UPCA

Germany plans second try at UPCA ratification

Germany’s second attempt at getting a Unified Patent Court Agreement ratification bill quickly through parliament suggests that the German government is ignoring crucial issues raised by Britain’s exit from the European Union and by its disengagement from the UPCA itself. (more)


Reassignment of London’s central division must follow UPCA rules, says AIPPI Italy

A position paper of the Italian group of AIPPI explains why Germany’s suggestion, that the duties of London’s central division of the Unified Patent Court Agreement should be shared among Paris and Munich if the United Kingdom leaves the UPCA, is incompatible with the UPCA as it stands. (more)

Unified Patent Court Milan

The byzantine opinion of the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal in case G-3/19 “Pepper”

Is the European Patent Office entitled to introduce new rules that change the interpretation of EPC provisions?
The answer of the EPO’s own Enlarged Board of Appeal in case G-3/19 “Pepper” is a masterpiece of byzantine wording. (more)


Italy applying extension of annuity and renewal terms, courts of law back to normal

Italy is still applying an extension of the validity of intellectual property rights in answer to the Covid-19 emergency, while the suspension of terms in proceedings before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office has not been further extended and the activity of courts of law is back to normal. (more)

Italy COVID19 Intellectual Property
IP and Covid-19 in EU IP AND COVID-19 IN THE EU

CPVO still applying extension of time limits for fee payment

Community Plant Variety Office users unable to pay annual or examination fees have 3 months to pay from the date of the reminder, instead of 1 month. (more)


Firm of the year awards and more

In 2020 so far we have won Managing IP’s Italy Firm of the Year Award for Trademark Prosecution, as well as the Global IP Award for Italy Patent Attorney Firm of the Year.
We are also ranked at the top of several other intellectual property surveys. Find out which ones!  (more)

  Managing IP Firm of the year award 2020


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