|UNIFIED PATENT COURT / 1
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)
|UNIFIED PATENT COURT / 2
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)
|EUROPEAN PATENT – CASE LAW
Is the European Patent Office entitled to introduce new rules that change the interpretation of EPC provisions?
|IP AND COVID-19 IN ITALY
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)
| IP AND COVID-19 IN THE EU
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)
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