In the matter C-146/13 and C-147/13 concerning Spain's Actions against the European regulations implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection Advocate General Yves Bot states that the actions must be dismissed.

An oral hearing on the 17th draft of the Rules of Procedure will take place on 26 November 2014 at the European Law Academy in Trier, Germany, from 9:00 to 18:00 o'clock. More than 70 organizations have been invited to the hearing as well as a group of experienced patent judges. In addition, a webcast of the event is planned to be accessed at www.era.int.

17th draft of the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court.




On the exeption rule in sec. 53 para 1 German Copyright Act (decision available in German, only).

The PC as repographic device subject to sec. 54 para. 1 German Copyright Act (former Version) (decision available in German, only).

On sec. 25 Ordinance on the Operation of Pharmady, on health Claims according to (EC) No. 1924/2006 and on the mineral- and table-water Regulation in the context of unfair competition law (decision available in German, only).

On the applicability of grounds for refusal of registration that were included in the GDR Patent Code 1983 (decision available in German, only).

On the question under which circumstances the patent prorietor brags about rights if he does not refer to the German part of a patent in a foreign warning letter.

On the Appeal on Points of law in case that one of the parties in the proceedings was not represented in accordance with the Provision of law (sec. 83 para 3 no. 4 German Trademark act) (decision available in German, only).

On the advertisement with legally existing rights (sec. 3 para 3, Annex no. 10 German Act against Unfair Competition) (decision available in German, only).