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Intellectual Property

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This area comprises patents, models, trademarks, copyright and other Intellectual Property rights. We are focused on the national and international registration of those rights, as well as on day-to-day assistance to our clients, what implies a pro-active, surveillance and reactive role on our team’s side.

We represent our clients before courts and other authorities to protect their intellectual property rights, rather often critical for the success of their business.

We also regularly handle due diligence and assessment of intellectual property assets of companies, strategic consultancy.

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut is one of the leading law firms in intellectual property.

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José Luís Arnaut
18/4/2018
Brexit: In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Rights
Meet The Law
14/06/2019
The EUIPO de­liv­ers its ver­dict on the long­stand­ing dis­pute between...
EUTM Can­cel­la­tion Ac­tion: (1) Pro­mote Ice­land, (2) The Iceland­ic Min­istry for For­eign Af­fairs and (3) SA – Busi­ness Ice­land v. Ice­land Foods Lim­ited. Back­ground Three Iceland­ic au­thor­it­ies (“Iceland­ic Ap­plic­ants”) filed an ap­plic­a­tion for a de­clar­a­tion of in­valid­ity.
16/8/2017
Na­tion­al Data Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion's leg­al opin­ion...
Meet the Law
13/06/2019
SPC Man­u­fac­tur­ing Waiver to come in­to ef­fect 1 Ju­ly 2019
Gen­er­ics com­pan­ies will soon be able to man­u­fac­ture SPC-pro­tec­ted drugs for ex­port out­side the EU un­der new man­u­fac­tur­ing waiver pro­vi­sions. In the last six months of the SPC life­time, it will also be al­low­able to man­u­fac­ture gen­er­ics for stock­pil­ing for “day.
José Luís Arnaut
11/8/2017
New Reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing the European Uni­on Trade...
Meet The Law
30/05/2019
EPO's strict ap­proach to de­cid­ing if a com­pos­i­tion can be­ne­fit from...
The EPO Tech­nic­al Board of Ap­peal (TBA) re­viewed the law around nov­elty of use, and de­term­ined that in the case of Car­di­oPoly­mer, Inc. 's European pat­ent ap­plic­a­tion (EP07837908. 8), the claimed chem­ic­al en­tity did not qual­i­fy as a 'sub­stance or com­pos­i­tion'.
10/7/2017
Cross-bor­der on­line con­tent port­ab­il­ity
Meet The Law
08/04/2019
A new age for copy­right reg­u­la­tion in the EU di­git­al mar­ket - Part...
The Dir­ect­ive on Copy­right in the Di­git­al Single Mar­ket (the “Dir­ect­ive”) has now been ap­proved by the European Par­lia­ment and once ad­op­ted by the Coun­cil of the EU it will form part of the EU Mem­ber States’ na­tion­al le­gis­la­tion by the end of the im­ple­ment­a­tion.
27/11/2013
Meet The Law | In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty
Re­gis­tra­tion of new gTLDs and use of the Trade­mark...
03/04/2019
A new age for copy­right reg­u­la­tion in the EU di­git­al mar­ket - Part...
The European Par­lia­ment voted on 26 March in fa­vour of the Dir­ect­ive on Copy­right in the Di­git­al Single Mar­ket (the “Dir­ect­ive”). If, as ex­pec­ted, it is ad­op­ted by the Coun­cil of the EU (rep­res­ent­at­ives of Mem­ber State gov­ern­ments) in mid-April, it will be­come.
13/02/2013
José Luís Ar­naut in­teg­rates "ad­vis­ory board"
01/04/2019
European Pat­ent Of­fice 2018 An­nu­al Re­port
The European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) 2018 An­nu­al Re­port was pub­lished this month show­ing cur­rent trends in the use of the sys­tem, as well as how the sys­tem is per­form­ing against qual­ity con­trol mark­ers. The US con­tin­ues to be the greatest user of the sys­tem in.