VISIT MEXICAN AGENT - 2019
We had the pleasure to welcome our Mexican Agent on the 26th of July, 2019. After a respectful collaboration period with a number of overseas mailing correspondence, we finally had the opportunity to also meet in person. Thank you very much for the visit. We highly appreciate this gesture. ps: thank you for the present ) LC Patents
ECTA 2019 AWARD WINNER - EDINBURGH
We are proud to announce that our colleague Lars Nysten has won the annual prestigious award in the student category at the 2019 European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) conference in Edinburgh. The thesis mainly covered the recently introduced EU Certification Trademark. Congratulations Lars !
LC PATENTS AT KNOWLEDGE FOR GROWTH - 9/05/2019
the 9th of May, 2019, LC Patents will be attending the Knowledge for Growth exhibition at Flanders Expo booth 109 , Ghent, Belgium. "Researchers working on a research project within the broad spectrum of life sciences, i.e. healthcare, agriculture and food or industrial applications, can present their research to the 1200+ participants from 550+ life sciences companies and organisations."...
INTERVIEW MET ONZE KLANT IN STERCK MAGAZINE
Met enige trots tonen we het interview met onze klant in het Sterck Magazine. Proficiat Armen ! Fijn dat we van dit mooie verhaal deel kunnen uitmaken. Hartelijk dank !
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF MAGAZINE STERCK MERCK WITH CEO BART LAENEN
We zijn trots om dit interview met oprichter en CEO van LC Patents, Bart Laenen , over zijn gedurfde carrièrepad, met jullie te delen. Bart licht in deze editie van Magazine Sterck Merck, gekend als speerpunt van de externe communicatie naar de doelgroep van ondernemers, zelfstandigen en vrije beroepers, toe waarom hij voor zo’n inhoudelijk rijke carrièrepad gekozen heeft, waar zijn keuze...
We are pleased to announce that Sara has become qualified as Belgian Patent Attorney and successfully passed the exam. Please join us in congratulating Sara in this important professional career step.
We are pleased to announce that Lieve passed the full European Qualifying Examination with great success to become a Registered European Patent Attorney. Please join us in congratulating Lieve in this important achievement in her professional career!
NEW PATENT CANCELLATION SYSTEM FOR SOUTH-KOREA
In South-Korea, the validity of a patent can be challenged regardless of an infringement litigation. A granted patent can be revoked only by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and not by the infringement court. Therefore, KIPO is one of the most important venues in the Korean patent litigation system. In a typical patent infringement litigation, an accused infringer...
DECISION AGAINST DUTCH FIRM IS KEY VICTORY FOR BRAND IN LONG-RUNNING TRADEMARK BATTLE
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Christian Louboutin’s battle to protect the distinctive red soles on the shoes he designs got a boost on Tuesday when the European Union’s top court said their red color was separate from the shape of the soles, which is usually not protected under EU trademark law. The judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) did not follow the advice of the advocate...
TOMATOES II AND BROCCOLI II - PATENTABILITY OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS
The Regulations of the European Patent Office will be amended with immediate effect and will exclude the patentability of plants and animals exclusively obtained by an essentially biological breeding process. This will remove the possibilities created by G2/12 and G2/13 (also known as Tomatoes II and Broccoli II). At this very moment the amended Regulations (Rule 27 or 28?) are apparently not...
BOARD OF APPEAL - DECISION MARCH 22, 2017 - ASSIGNMENT OF PRIORITY RIGHT
Board of Appeal sends reminder that assigning a priority right in time is not to be considered lightly. Retroactive assignment between companies from the same corporate group six days after the filing of the international application deemed insufficient. In a decision published on 22 March 2017 (T 577/11), the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office again send a reminder to applicants...
SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES (SPCS)
Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) are governed by EU law and provide an extension of the patent term for medicaments and plant protection products. It is intended to compensate for delays due to regulatory approval. After a relatively calm period, the last few weeks saw several referrals from national courts to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), seeking...
A FEW MORE DAYS OF PATENT PROTECTION FOR PHARMACEUTICALS
The lengthy procedure for obtaining a regulatory approval to introduce a new drug on the European market significantly affects the effective duration of patent protection for these drugs. In order to compensate for that loss and to stimulate innovation in the pharmaceutical field, the European Union provides Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs). These extend patent protection with a...
CONGRATULATIONS - EQE 2015
We are pleased to announce that Stijn passed the European Qualifying Examination with great success to become a Registered European Patent Attorney. Not only for Stijn, but also for our company this is an important milestone in the continuity of our office. Please join us in congratulating Stijn in this important achievement in his professional career.