The importance of securing evidence against the infringement of ip rights and know-how: latest probative technologies

Some days ago, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) made an unexpected announcement on the development of its own digital file certification system: WIPO Proof. For the general public, platforms…

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The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO has decided that products obtained exclusively by an essentially biological process are not patentable

Author: Guillermo Menéndez The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has published the decision of case G3 / 19 (text here) on the patentability, under…

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ABG Intellectual Property involved in a case wherein an EPO Board of Appeal provides guidance on the selection of suitable starting points within the closest prior art document

On March 2nd 2020 Board of Appeal 3.3.02 of the EPO issued a decision (T 0709/17) providing guidance on the selection of suitable starting points when the closest prior art…

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Impact of Brexit on Industrial Property Rights

LAST UPDATE: 31 MARCH 2020 IMPORTANT UPDATE: According to the ratified withdrawal agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom, Union law will continue to apply to the United Kingdom…

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The protection of trademarks in China: key points

The fourth amendment to the Chinese Trademark Law entered into force this 1st November. The revisions intend to create an environment with better legal certainty and to avoid unfair competition.…

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