EPO case law : Allowability of non-disclosed disclaimers

In order to assess whether a claim amended by the introduction of an undisclosed disclaimer is allowable under Art 123(2) EPC, the disclaimer must meet one of the criteria set out in point 2.1 of decision G 1/03. The introduction of such a disclaimer may not make a technical contribution to the subject-matter disclosed in … >> read more

25.04.2018

The Fate of Disclaimers in Europe

The “Postkantoor”-decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ case C-363/99 “Postkantoor”) has ruled among other points in point 6 “Directive 89/104 prevents a trade mark registration authority from registering a mark for certain goods and services on condition that they do not possess a particular characteristic.” OHIM has already refused to accept some disclaimers on … >> read more

01.07.2009
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