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Italian time-machine : Limitation of the duration of an SPC may be decided by the Italian Patent Office

The Board of Appeal of the Italian Patent Office (Commissione dei Ricorsi), by decision published on June 26, 2017, acknowledged the right of the patent holder to ask the Italian Patent Office for the limitation of the duration of a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) further to its recalculation on account of an earlier marketing authorisation. Background

EU: Trade mark renewal – six months to think – CJEU clarifies that EU partial trade mark renewals can be spread out within the grace period

Judgment of 22 June 2016 in Case C-207/15 P Nissan Jidosha KK v EUIPO The Court of Justice of the European Union(CJEU) has held that where an EU trade mark (EUTM) has been partially renewed the owner still enjoys the six month grace period in which to file any further partial renewal requests relating to