UPC-News

 

On 13 March 2014 the new Training centre for european judges opened in Budapest.

On 4 March 2014, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden agreed on the creation of a regional Nord-Baltic Division of the UPC.

On 19 March 2014 the fifth Meeting of the Preparatory Committee took place in Brussels. While a variety of Topics were discussed it was also agreed that the UPC will not be operational until the end of 2015 at the earliest. The next Meeting of the Preparatory Committee will take place at the end of June or in the beginning of July 2014.

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IP-News

 

On the question of equivalent patent infringement in the field of chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

On the question under what circumstances priority may be claimed if the teaching of the later application may be derived from the earlier application (decision available in German, only).

On the question of claims that are directed at a certain use of a medicament, and on the question how the specific use of a substance for therapeutic treatment is determined (decision availabe in German, only).

On the reimbursement of travel expenses in case a foreign claimant lodges a complaint neither with the court of the seat of the defendant nor with the court of the seat of the legal counsel (decision availabl ein German, only).

On the question of a concrete competitive relationship in case of advertisement for third companies (decision available in German, only).

On the risk that the public might be misled through the use of the term "diplomiert" (decision available in German, only).

On the amendment of a Distribution plan according to sec. 7 sent. 1 UrhWG by a collecting Society (decision available in German, only).

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