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The Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions (CII) at the European Patent Office

A large number of patent applications are filed at the European Patent Office (EPO) for computer implemented inventions – a term defined by the EPO to be “an invention that works by using a computer, a computer network or other programmable apparatus and that to qualify [as a computer implemented […]Read More »

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What constitutes genuine use of a Community Trade Mark?

Once a Community Trade Mark (CTM) has been registered for an initial period of five years, the registration may be challenged on the ground that the trade mark has not been put to genuine use within the European Community during a continuous period of five years. In the event of […]Read More »

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The IP TRANSLATOR Case – Use of Class Headings when filing trade marks

The IP Translator case concerned the use of class headings when filing applications to register trade marks. In 2003, the Community Trade Marks Office decided that an application to register a trade mark in a particular class could cover all of the goods or services in that class by reciting […]Read More »

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