|EUROPEAN PATENTS – CASE LAW
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)
|UNITARY PATENT / UNIFIED PATENT COURT
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)
|EU TRADEMARKS – CASE LAW
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)
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.