The overall goal of the project was to support the
Hungarian preparations for EU membership with the immediate objective to
give a better understanding of the topics of Intellectual Property
Rights within the Company Chapter of the acquis
an overview of the
historic development of the EPC and the agreement relating to
Community Patent from 1989.
the articles of the EPC which regulate the
territory covered by the convention
the rights conferred by application and patent
- the translation requirements
the role of the national offices and invalidity
proceedings and enforcement of rights
basis in the EPC, for the Community Patent Convention (CPC) having
the EPC as an integral part of the CPC
consequences for the Danish Patent Office,
industry and patent attorneys after Denmark’s accession to the EPC
the most relevant parts of the “Agreement
relating to Community Patents”, including the political statement
in the preamble, the CPC and the “Protocol on Litigation”.
Commission’s “Green Paper on the Community
Patent and Patent Systems in Europe” from 1997 and the
“Follow-up to the Green Paper” from 1999.
Community Trade Mark, including its history,
requirements for registration and exhaustion of rights – with
examples illustrating the problems and case law.
Design Rights in the Future Community Design
The Hague Arrangement and the OHIM -
supplemented by interesting case law. Many of the cases were Danish
court decisions illustrating Danish practice.
the interpretation of the maximum time of
protection enjoyed by the future EU design protection
Internet related aspects of trade marks and