In its latest study, EUIPO estimates the loss due to product piracy at 60 billion euros for Europe's most important economic sectors. In Germany alone, 7.16 billion euros in losses were incurred last year.
Few days ago, the US pharmaceutical company Abbvie expired the patent protection for its most successful blockbuster drug Hurima in Europe. However, the competition between generic drug manufacturers for the underlying patents began much earlier - in a pioneering way before a UK court.
Brexit negotiations before final: This afternoon Prime Minister Theresa May plans to inform Parliament in London about the state of play of the Brexit negotiations. And on Wednesday the decisive EU summit will take place for an opportunity to regulate the UK's withdrawal from the international community in an orderly
Long announced, since 1 October 2017 in force: the new EU trademark regulation with current extensions, especially for the graphical brand types and Union guarantee marks.