The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced new guidelines for experts which became effective on 1 November 2019. This means that the practice of processing patent applications in EPO is undergoing another change. A number of steps that applicants need to take have been facilitated, including lowering official fees and a simplified method for demonstrating […]
Patents are granted to inventions which meet patentability requirements. The notion of industrial application is defined in the Polish Industrial Property Law. The notion is also used in international conventions and European law regarding the subject of industrial property as it is broadly understood, alongside such notions as novelty and inventive step. In accordance with […]
The cosmetics industry is a rapidly growing area – it is estimated that by 2023 its value is will reach more than $800 billion. It comes as no surprise then that businesses in this area are also increasingly influenced by solutions from the digital world. A trend for personalized digital services has emerged on the […]
In addition to novelty and industrial application, the inventive step is one of the criteria of assessing inventions. To answer the question of whether an invention involves an inventive step we must determine if the subject of the invention is new. In order to adapt to European standards, the Polish Industrial Property Law recently […]
Monitoring trends in invention patenting may bring many benefits to businesses and entrepreneurs. One of them is the ability to foresee changes in the markets most relevant to them. This is a key success factor when it comes to taking on the competition.
The Amendment to the Industrial Property Law (IPL), implements the Directive on enforcing IP rights, particularly with regard to the pursuit of civil law claims in infringement proceedings.
The 5G patent owners will most likely become leaders in that technology, providing 5G connectivity on various markets.
Between 2013 and 2017 438 million products were seized on EU member states’ borders and markets. This is equal to one fake product per EU citizen over the age of 14.
The word ‘novelty’ is used in everyday speech in various contexts, therefore it can be understood in many different ways, depending on the circumstances. In industrial property law, the word ‘novelty’ is of key significance in the course of seeking protection for innovative solutions. Features of an invention, utility models, industrial designs, and, to a […]