25/02/2016

News about the Unitary Patent

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Germany is close to ratify the Unitary Patent Agreement and Unitary Court Agreement. The United Kingdom has started the ratification process. Agreements require that 13 countries ratify the agreement, including France, the United Kingdom and Germany.

22/02/2016

(Español) Subvenciones para el fomento de las solicitudes de Patentes y Modelos de Utilidad. Convocatoria 2016.

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11/02/2016

PROTOCOL DURING THE 2016 EDITION OF THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS IN BARCELONA

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During the celebration of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, from last March 2015, were adopted a series of commitments under the protocol of the Statute of the Mercantile Judges from Barcelona, approved by agreement of 15 July 2014 of the Standing Committee of CGPJ. They will be applied in the next 2016 edition [...]

03/02/2016

International Designs: Denmark, new member of the Hague Agreement

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Denmark will be a new member of the Hague Agreement of International Designs since 13th April 2016. The scope of protection does not cover either Greenland or Faroe Islands. Denmark is also included in the Communitarian Designs as a European Union state, and Communitarian Designs can also be designated under the Hague Agreement.

28/01/2016

Changes in Rule 147EPC

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The Rule 147 has been amended by the Administrative Council from the European Office. From 1st November 2016, the European Office will keep the files electronically as much as EPO can. Those documents that are in paper format will be converted in electronic format and kept the paper format for a period of five years. [...]

30/12/2015

Changes in PACE (Accelerated Program) from European Office

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The European Office has decided to modify the PACE program. From now it will be only allowed during the search and examination phase. The PACE will be canceled without option to be applied for again in the case of an Official Action extension, In cases of mass applications through the PACE program by the same [...]

13/10/2015

Validations of European Patents in Moldova

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From next 1st November 2015, it will be possible to validate European Patents in Moldova. For any further details, please contact to our Patent Department (patents@manresa.pro)

16/09/2015

Rumours: Moldavia and Tunis the next ones?

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Rumours say that two new countries seem to be future candidates for validating European Patents, as Morocco. It is said that these countries can be Moldavia and Tunis. We will keep you informed of any update.

07/09/2015

Portugal ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

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Portugal ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement on 28th August. The Agreement was ratified by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal and Sweden. The Agreement will enter in force when five more countries ratify the Agreement (including the United Kingdom and Germany).

27/07/2015

New Spanish Patent Act

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Last Saturday it was published in the National Bulletin the Act 24/2015, 24th July, Patent Act. This Act will enter in force the 1st April 2017. Later we will issue a complete report about the law and it will be available in our web.

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