The largest German IP event in 2013 is the annual conference of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property which gathered over 700 professionals from more than 30 states.
The last year saw a number of adverse legal changes for the innovative life sciences industry in Europe. This article looks at a number of these recent changes and asks whether the news really is all bad.
As the overall level of convergence between industries in the business world keeps increasing, it is only logical for the related legal aspects to follow suit every step of the way.
It seems that the promotional efforts of the Intellectual Property Office of Serbia have been effective. According to statistics from the IP Office for 2013, the number of trademark applications increased by 40%, the number of patent applications increased by 5% and industrial design applications increased by 42% compared to last year.
The new law was launched on 3 July 2013 and replaces the Law on protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits.
The number of patent filings at the European Patent Organization reached a new peak in 2012.
A discussion on the latest IP updates from South East Europe.
The representatives of the PETOŠEVIĆ office in Belgrade and the representatives of Delta Sport, the exclusive distributor of Nike in the Balkan region, have recently organized and witnessed the destruction of 1,704 textile products found to infringe the intellectual property rights of Nike.