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IPEG Intellectual Property Expert Group is an IP consultancy based in Europe

It’s over, BUD!

The latest chapter in the saga of Anheuser-Busch against the Czech company Budejovicky Budvar, both claiming rights in the mark and name “BUDWEISER”, was resolved by the ECJ in favor of the US company (now merged with the Belgian giant…

Dirty Data in IP Management Systems

Intellectual Property rights (IPRs) are valuable assets for any business, possibly among the most important that it has. It is therefore crucial that the associated IP data are also treated well. “Data integrity” are data that are characterised in that…

US Patent Law Reform Efforts To Resume

After a momentous U.S. Congressional election that saw more turnover in the chamber than had occurred for many years, the 112th US Congress is showing signs of continuing recent efforts to make changes to the country’s patent law. In the…

NPEs receive triple patent damages, PWC study shows

Damages awards for NPEs (non-practicing patent owning entities) are on average triple those of practicing entities, according to the 2010 Patent Litigation Study from PwC, recently made available. For some reason the report does not acknowledge that the higher quality and…

India’s New Policy on open Standards for e-Government

India’s government has recently voted through a new directive on the application of open standards in e-Government. Barely a year after China’s SAC (Standardization Administration of China) drafted its proposal on a Standardization Policy (see our earlier blog: “China drafts…

AG in Merck & CO vs German Patent Office

The Advocate-General Yves Bot (AG) at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Case C-125/10 of June 09, 2011 holds Regulation 1768/92/EC to be interpreted in the light of Regulation 1901/2006/EC to the effect that an SPC can…