Posts Tagged: EU


Tech Round-Up: Toyota Invests in AI, EU Safe Harbor Invalidated, New Android Chip Designs

American business interests could be adrift at sea after the European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which governs the transfer of …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Digital Single Market: EU-wide consultation on online platforms has launched

The Consultation is part of the Commission's assessment of the role of online platforms, promised in its Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (DSM) …
By Nick Aries
5 years ago 0

European Court denies Nestlé four-fingered KitKat trademark after Cadbury objection

Most people are familiar with the four-finger KitKat bar which has been produced by Nestlé in the UK since 1935. In 2010 Nestlé decided to apply to register the …
By Patrick McCallum
5 years ago 2

Foreign Priority Applications at the USPTO

Japan is also the country with the greatest number of foreign priority patent applications at the USPTO. With almost 1.1 million total foreign priority filings and over 389,000 foreign …

Genuine Use: How much use is ‘genuine use’ in the European Union?

When an undertaking operates in more than one country of the European Union it is a wise legal choice to apply for a trademark on a community …

The ‘right to be forgotten,’ an EU regulation washing up on American shores

In June, authorities in France served a formal notice to Google that it must delete certain links from it’s Google.com domain on a legal basis …

Common currency creates challenges for the unitary patent

With the Euro once again in crisis people look back on the decision to go with the common currency and many people here believe that that was …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

The Unified European Patent: What it Means for International Enterprises Seeking Protection on the Continent

On February 19, 24 members of the 27 European Union signed a unified patent court agreement in Brussels, Belgium. Bulgaria is expected to sign once it completes internal administrative procedures, …
By Michael V. Sneddon
8 years ago 0

Europe Achieves Historic Agreement on Unitary Patent

The European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) in the 25 participating states is based on two regulations, one creating the instrument, and one on the applicable language …

Some Observations on the Market Reverberations of the Smart Phone Patent Wars

Commenting on the Yahoo! Inc. patent infringement lawsuit filed against Facebook in March of 2012, Mr. Cuban concludes his post by stating: “I hope Yahoo[!] is awarded $50 billion …
By Raymond Millien
9 years ago 2

Negotiations Over Single EU Patent End Without Agreement

Unfortunately for those who support a single European patent, negotiations broke down on Wednesday evening and the status quo will remain. According to the Financial Times the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 27