News:

1. Prominent Former EPO Officials and CEIPI Director join BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Patent Law:

2. Enlarged Board of Appeal has rendered its Opinion on Diagnostic Methods (G 1/04)
Reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher

3. Federal Supreme Court allows utility model protection for medical indication (“drug utility model” – X ZB 7/03)
Reported by Dr. Frank Peterreins

Trademark Law:

4. Federal Supreme Court on genuine use of trademarks for retailers (“NORMA” – I ZB 10/03)
Reported by Dr. Henning Hartwig

5. European Court of Justice confi rms rejection of opposition against trademark application for “PICARO” based on prior trademark registration “PICASSO” (C-361/04 P)
Reported by Karin Thanbichler-Brandl

Published on
March 2006
Author
Rudolf Teschemacher
Senior Consultant
Henning Hartwig
Attorney-at-Law, Partner
Dr. Frank Peterreins