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DOES REMDESIVIR KNOCK OUT CORONA?

DOES REMDESIVIR KNOCK OUT CORONA?

Currently, there are intensive reports on the active Remdesivir from the US pharmaceutical giant Gilead. Chemically, the substance is a 1′-cyano 4-aza-7,9-didesazaadenosine C analogue of adenosine: It is a monophosphoramidate prodrug that is converted by metabolism into the active form GS-441524. GS-441524 inhibits viral RNA polymerase and prevents further proliferation of the virus in infected ... Read More
 
GERMAN UTILITY MODELS – SMART IP WEAPONS

GERMAN UTILITY MODELS – SMART IP WEAPONS

Enforceable intellectual property rights in Europe are of great strategic and economic importance. Many companies, especially from the Far East, are therefore interested in getting their international applications granted quickly in at least one European heartland. The German utility model represents a smart solution in this respect, since this way is quick reliable cost-effective and ... Read More
 
GERMAN FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT STOPS UNION PATENT

GERMAN FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT STOPS UNION PATENT

Union brands, which have a unitary effect in all EU member states within the common market, have proven to be important tools in European competition. The final legal jurisdiction has been shifted from the national courts to the ECJ as the final instance. However, a corresponding instrument on the patent side is still missing. All ... Read More
 
Halloumi cheese

Halloumi cheese

Halloumi is a cheese made from sheep’s and goat’s milk, traditionally produced in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is particularly typical for the Cypriot cuisine. It is also very popular in Germany, especially among BBQ lovers, because it keeps its shape during grilling and does not run.
 
FRIDAYS FOR … TRADEMARKS

FRIDAYS FOR … TRADEMARKS

On the day before Christmas last year, an application was filed for the Union trade mark 018171380 for classes 35, 36, 41 and 42. The services covered range from marketing and sales promotion, financial and cultural activities to the provision of scientific information in the field of climate change and global warming. A trademark application ... Read More
 
BRAZIL: NEW PILOT PPH PROGRAM TO OVERCOME EXAMINATION BACKLOG

BRAZIL: NEW PILOT PPH PROGRAM TO OVERCOME EXAMINATION BACKLOG

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has just issued on October 22, 2019 the Resolution # 252/2019 consolidating all PPH former resolutions into a single pilot Patent prosecution Highway Project. The resolution will enter into force as from December 1, 2019 and will in practice represent another tool to decrease the patent backlog in Brazil. 
 
UNDER ATTACK: TELEKOM HAS TO FIGHT FOR MAGENTA

UNDER ATTACK: TELEKOM HAS TO FIGHT FOR MAGENTA

US insurance start-up Lemonade has applied to the EUIPO for Deutsche Telekom’s „Magenta“ trademark to be deleted in its entirety. At the same time, it filed request for cancellation with the DPMA concerning the color mark insofar as it is registered for insurance services. 
 
CHINA: NEW RULES WITHIN PATENT EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

CHINA: NEW RULES WITHIN PATENT EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

To adapt to the rapid growth of new technology, reflect the innovators’ new demands on the rules and modes of examination, and improve the quality and efficiency of patent examination, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) has made amendments on Patent Examination Guidelines (“Guidelines”). The amendments have come into force on 1 November 2019. ... Read More