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IP & the UK’s exit from the EU

With the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020, existing EU-level IP rights such as trademarks and registered design rights will no longer be protected in the UK.

A summary of what you need to know.

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The plausibility battleground at the EPO

Dr. Markus Grammel

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The CJEU installs another hurdle for SPCs on functionally defined products and ends second medical use SPCs

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Benjamin Quest

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Remdesivir und Corona: Zwangslizenz als Mittel zum Zweck?

Dr. Rainer Plaggenborg

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Media and Entertainment Law Review - Germany

Overview of basic regulations

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UPC – Ratification Process not affected by Brexit

Procedural Steps and Timing after a Dismissal of Germany’s Constitutional Complaint
Still more Constitutional Law than IP

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BREXIT

Impact on intellectual property rights – an update on the current situation Anja Franke, LL.M. (10.2017)

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Can diagnostic data be protected as “direct product” of a process?

Franz-Joseph Zimmer, Olivia Nemethova, Andreas Kayser

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Pay-for-delay: Play by the rules

Dr. Franz Zimmer und Dr. Bernd Allekotte

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Brexit Consequences for Patent Litigation

Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Succession in title and priority entitlement in the European Patent Office

Steven M. Zeman, Ph.D

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Devising an international patent litigation strategy

Dr. Bernd Allekotte, LL.M.

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Pressemeldung Auto-Patentindex 2015

FRAND-RULES CLEARER AFTER CJEU RULED ON HUAWEI V. ZTE

Dr. Bernd Allekotte, LL.M. and Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder, LL.M.

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PLANT PATENTS IN EUROPE

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Markus Grammel

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IAM Yearbook 2015

Dr. Bernd Allekotte, Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Advocate General of the CJEU: Stem cells from parthenotes are patentable

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer, Dr. Markus Grammel

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Recent Decisions of the European Court of Justice of the European Union on SPCs: A few Answers – Many Questions

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer, Dr. Benjamin Quest, Dr. Markus Grammel

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It has been a year since the referral to the CJEU re. FRAND terms by the District Court Düsseldorf - what has happened in the meantime?

Sebastian Ochs

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Informationen für Markeninhaber zum Schutz ihrer Marken im Zuge der Einführung der neuen Top Level Domainnamen (gTLD)

FRAND-based litigation and competition issues in Europe

Bernd Allekotte

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Red Soles Aren’t Made for Walking: A Comparative Study of European Fashion Laws

Holger Gauss, Boriana Guimberteau, Simon Bennett, Lorenzo Litta

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Update concerning the FRAND objection – The Landgericht (District Court) of Düsseldorf presents questions concerning the basic prerequisites of the FRAND objection to the European Court of Justice

Sebastian Ochs

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EU Commission makes a statement on the FRAND objection

Sebastian Ochs

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After 30 years: Finally true unitary European patent

Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Patents and Standards: Recent Developments in Germany

Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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When is a process for the production of plants “essentially biological”? Decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (G1/08 and G2/07)

Dr. Benjamin Quest und Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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The EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal decides on dosage regimens (G2/08) and treatment by surgery (G1/07)

Dr. Benjamin Quest und Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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Will the European Patent Court ever become reality? 

Dr. Bernd Allekotte und Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Enhanced Patent System in Europe 

Dr. Karsten Brandt

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Enforcing Patents in Germany

Dr. Bernd Allekotte und Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Die große Beschwerdekammer des EPA entscheidet über chirurgische Verfahren G 1/07, Treatment by surgery / MEDI-PHYSICS

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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When Patents Become Standard: Litigation for ‘Essential’ Patents

Dr. Bernd Allekotte und Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Enforcing IP Rights in the EU

Dr. Bernd Allekotte

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Patentees beware German antitrust rules

The EPO’s Decision G 2/06 on the Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Sounding the Bell for the Next Round?

Dr. Rainer Plaggenborg und Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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Cross-border: Europe - Implementation of the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive

Dr. Bernd Allekotte und Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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The Olanzapine Patent Dispute: German court grants a preliminary injunction on a patent invalidated by the first instance Federal Patent Court

Gerhard Barth und Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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Chemical Selection Inventions in the EPO and in Germany: Continued Divergence in Legal Interpretation

Dr. Steven Zeman und Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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The London Agreement – Implementation in Germany

The ever-expanding extraterritorial reach of patents

Dr. Bernd Allekotte

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Community Design Applications under the Hague Agreement

Rainer Bertram

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Navigating the European litigation maze

Dr. Bernd Allekotte and Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Applicant-friendliness of the EPO for second medical use claims: A mixed blessing

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer and Dr. Steven Zeman

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Does T 0866/01 (“Euthanasia Compositions”) of an Appeal Board of the EPO provide the Answers for the Enlarged Board of Appeal Case G2/06 (“Primate Embryonic Stem Cells”)?

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Georg Seisenberger

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The Enforceability of Medical Use Claims in Germany

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Steven M. Zeman

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Questions and Answers relating to Divisional Applications at the EPO

Dr. Klara Goldbach und Dr. Christoph Latzel

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Patentability of Diagnostic Methods under the EPC: A new Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal by the President of the EPO

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Ulrike Langheinrich

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Act implementing the Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions in Germany (BioPatG)

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Svenja Sethmann

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Markenbewertung und Markenverwertung

Wolfgang Repenn und Dr. Gabriele Weidenhiller, 2. Auflage, C.H. Beck

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What makes a Co-Worker a Co-Inventor?

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Svenja Sethmann

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Patentability of Diagnostic Methods Under the Most Recent Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/04PDF

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Qi Wang

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Patentability of Diagnostic Methods Under the Most Recent Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/04PDF

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Qi Wang

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Community Designs - Infringement and Invalidity Decisions

Rainer Bertram

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Restoration of Disclaimer Practice at the EPO

Dr. Klara Goldbach

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New Rules on Technology Licensing

Dr. Bernd Allekotte

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The Immoral Gene: Does it really exist?

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer and Dr. Svenja Sethmann

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Patenting of Stem Cells and Processes involving Stem Cells according to the Rules of the European Patent Conventio

Dr. Heike Vogelsang-Wenke

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Registered and Unregistered European Community Designs

Rainer Bertram

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Practical Aspects of Registered European Community Designs

Rainer Bertram

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Recent Case Law of the EPO regarding Software/Business method-related Inventions

Reinhard Knauer

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Decisive Steps Towards The Community Patent

Patentability of stem cells in view of the European group of Ethics

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer and Dr. Georg Seisenberger

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Design Protection in the European Union

Recent Developments und FAQs

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Standard for Valid Priority Claim Defined by EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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Time frame for costs of patent ligitation in Germany

Method of Treatment Inventions under the EPC: What kind of Protection can you get?

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer und Dr. Thomas Friede

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Parallel Import subject to Customs Seizure

Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

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Are business methods patentable in Europe?

Reinhard Knauer

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New Rules of the European Patent Office for Biotechnological Inventions

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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Are Expressed Sequence Tags Patentable under the European Patent Convention?

Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

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The Protection of Technical Innovations and Designs in Germany

Dr. Wilfried Stockmair und Gottfried Klitzsch

2nd edition, C.H. Beck

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Outline of the Preliminary Injunction Procedure in Intellectual Property Matters in GermanyPDF

Dr. Hermann Kinkeldey

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Protection of Biotechnological Matter under European and German Law

Dr. Klara Goldbach, Dr. Heike Vogelsang-Wenke und Dr. Franz-Josef Zimmer

Wiley VCH

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German Regulations on Industrial Products

Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder, Wiley VCH

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German national trademark law and the Community trademark law

Martin Aufenanger und Gerhard Barth

2nd edition, Wiley VCH

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