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 decision that a medication is subject to authorisation in the context of sec. 4 no. 11 Unfair Competition Act (decision available in German, only).

On the protection of the individual Images of a movie under sec. 72 Copyright Act and on the question of forfeiture in Copyright Law (decision available in German, only).

On the likelihood of confusion between two signs in the field of pharmaceuticals (decision available in German, only).

On a Trademark that has become established according to sec. 8 para 3 Trademark Act and on the Impact in cases the Trademark is later on only used as a combined sign (decision available in German, only).

On the question in which cases a "typo-domain" fulfils the requirements for a deliberately obstruction of competitors according to sec. 3 no. 11 Unfair Competition Act (decision available in German, only).

This decision concerns the unfair business practices of the mediation of insurances according to sec. 4 no. 11 Unfair Competition Act and sec. 34 c, d of the Code of Trade and Commerce and sec. 11 of the Insurance Mediation Act (decision available in German, only).

On the question of obviousness of a feature that is concerned with immediately immobilizing a part of the body after the treatment if it was known in the art that complications that occur after several days may be treated by immobilization (decision available in German, only).

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