What impact does the Brexit have on EU trademarks and the unitary patent?
By referendum of 23 June, the UK population opted for leaving the EU. As a consequence, new agreements have to be made about all matters that had been laid down within the EU framework, including the EU trademark law. In addition, the Brexit will probably slow down the start of the unitary patent.
Is opt-out wise?
The new Unified Patent Court (UPC) is also used for normal European patents. A so-called opt-out regulation can exclude the associated risk of the patent being invalidated in all associated countries in one fell swoop. But is this the right thing to do? Three patent attorneys from V.O. answer this question. Continue reading
The 2016 edition of the guide ’IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners’ again praises V.O. as ‘highly recommended prosecution firm’.
In March, V.O. was, for the fourth time, awarded the Global Award for ‘The Netherlands Prosecution IP Firm of the Year’ by the international magazine Managing IP.
Prior announcement: IP Academy courses
At the end of 2016, two separate training days will be organised under the IP Academy umbrella. The IP managers and professionals responsible for the IP policy. You will be able to sign up to them from the end of August.