Posted by Laura Ercoli on Tuesday May 11th, 2021

SIBprima May 2021 – EPO decision in G1/19 – Unified Patent Court – Sound marks – WIPNE 2021 Italian event


EPO decision G1/19

SIB partners Giuseppe Romano and Elisabetta Papa comment on recent decision G1/19 the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, concerning the assessment of inventive step for computer-implemented simulation methods. (more)


Unified Patent Court kick-off in 2021 unlikely, as Italy bids for central division

Two pending constitutional appeals against Germany’s Unified Patent Court legislation are unlikely to be decided before the end of this year, and other issues – such as whether Italy should host the division of the Unified Patent Court originally assigned to the United Kingdom – are also as yet unsettled. (more)

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When is a sound mark distinctive under EU law? The B. Braun decision of EUIPO’s Board of Appeal

The EUIPO’s Board of Appeal  has confirmed that sound marks must be evaluated with the same criteria that apply to other kinds of mark: a sound mark is distinctive if it allows consumers to recognise products and services as originating from a particular enterprise. (more)


Join us for the Italian 2021 Women in IP Global Networking event

On 4 May we’ll be hosting the 2021 worldwide AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event: join us to share experiences and discuss balancing marriage, parenthood and work. (more)

WIPNE 2021 Italian event
MIP Italy Patent Prosecution firm of the year 2021 RECOGNITIONS

Thank you!

Managing IP has named us Italy Patent Prosecution firm of the year, as well as Tier 1 firm for Trademark Prosecution in Italy for 2021. We are most grateful to our clients and associates for these recognitions.

Check out how we rank in other IP surveys.



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