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European Parliament: Resolution on the Action Plan for Intellectual Property Adopted

On 11 November 2021, the EU Parliament adopted a resolution on the EU Commission's "Intellectual Property Action Plan for Recovery and Resilience", with a majority, an...

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Patent: Nullity Action – Judgment in Interrupted Proceedings Due to Insolvency of a Plaintiff

Federal Court of Justice, Judgment of 24 August 2021, Case No. X ZR 59/19 (BPatG) - Oscillating Drive

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Colorful Car Wash Not a Trademark

The German Federal Patent Court decided that the fact that a car wash is depicted in color does not, as a rule, confer the necessary distinctive character on a corresponding f...

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Definiteness of the Application for an Injunction – Reference to a USB Stick is admissible in exceptional circumstances –

Higher Regional Court of Munich, final judgment of 30 September 2021 - Ref. 6 U 6754/20 Section 253 (2) o...

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EPO: New referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal – post-filed experimental evidence and plausibility; G 2/21

At last: the long-awaited referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal with respect to one of the most controversially discussed issues in EP patent matters in recent times, i.e. ...

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