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

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