Latest Changes in Austrian Design Protection

The Austrian Design Law has been amended with effect from August 27, 2003 to transform the Directive 98/71/EC into the Law. One of the most significant changes is the introduction of a 12-month grace period, which means that one’s own publication of the design does not destroy novelty if it has occurred within 12 months … >> read more

01.09.2003

Accession of Romania to the EPC per 1.3.2003

On 12 December 2002, the Government of the Republic of Romania (RO) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) and to the Act revising the EPC of 29 November 2000. The EPC will accordingly enter into force for Romania on 1 March 2003. The European Patent Organisation will thus comprise the … >> read more

01.02.2003

EU-wide Design Registration as of April 1, 2003

As of April 1, 2003 it is possible to have registered so-called EU- or Community Designs, which will – in analogy to the Community Trademark – enjoy protection in all EU-member states. Applications for such Community Designs are accepted by the EU-Trademarks and Design Office already since January 2003; for such early applications April 1, … >> read more

Our office gets a novel legal form

After intensive preparations we have managed to transform the legal form of our office with effect from 1.1.2003 to meet the requirements of the future: our partnership “Sonn, Pawloy, Weinzinger & Köhler-Pavlik“ has been transformed to the office of “Sonn & Partners, Patent Attorneys“ (“Sonn & Partner Patentanwälte“; firm register number 230295w). The acting attorneys … >> read more

01.01.2003
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