Trade mark opposition in the Czech Republic

Trade mark opposition in the Czech Republic. Filing the opposition by the eligible person, opposition fee, grounds of refusal.

Design Patents vs. Registered Community Design of the European Union – A guide not only for US applicants

The present article is a comparative study of similarity (differences) between “US Patent Design” and “Registered Community Design” in the European Union. Both “design rights” are providing exclusivity rights in different territory. The “US Design Patent” provides an exclusivity rights in the USA while “Registered Community design” provides an exclusive right in the whole European Union.

The European Union Design system

A design generally means the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and/or materials of the product itself and/or its ornamentation. Product means any industrial or handicraft item, including inter alia parts intended to be assembled into a complex…
Read more

EU Trademark Fees

Filing a new trademark application at EUIPO The application for an EU trade mark shall be subject to the payment of the application fee covering one class of goods or services and, where appropriate, of one or more class fees for each class of goods and services exceeding the first class and (Article 31 par.…
Read more

European Patent Validation in the Czech Republic

What is European Patent Validation? European Patent Validation is the process in which a European Patent (EP) is utilized by the owner (also named as a proprietor) of the patent to validate the EP within a specific Contracting State (or states) of the 40 plus member states of the European Patent Convention (EPC). A Czech…
Read more