One of our distinguished clients, Myrmex, specialised in robots designed for grocery order picking and having its headquarters and labs in an Athens suburb, became the target of the sector giant Ocado Group, who acquired a minority stake. For more details in English read here: https://www.winsightgrocerybusiness.com/technology/ocado-acquires-stake-automated-pickup-solution-myrmex and in Greek here: https://www.capital.gr/epixeiriseis/3488279/ellinika-rompot-stin-upiresia-tis-ocado
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On 5th of October Cisco Systems was ordered to pay up to 3,3 billion in damages in a patent infringement case filed by Centripetal Networks, a security-software company based in Herndon, Va. The US Judge found that Cisco violated four patents belonging to Centripetal related to technology designed to apply massively scaled intelligence to proactively defend internet connected [...]
Recent activities and the bad financial situation of Creta Farm, a Greek company which specialises in the production of meat products, have led to an investigation of the company's activities by the judicial authorities in Greece. Deloitte Business Solutions was instructed to undertake an audit as part of the investigation and to produce a report [...]
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed a previous decision by the General Court (GC), that there is no likelihood of confusion between the word mark MASSI and a figurative sign containing the word MESSI. The latter sign was filed by the well-known football player Lionel Messi. The decision is important because it confirms [...]
One of the main pillars of the digital economy is the flow of data between businesses located in different parts of the world which allows for new product/services to come into the market and for the better understanding of consumer needs. However, the transfer of data to countries with a low level of data protection [...]
Στις 29 Απριλίου δόθηκε στη δημοσιότητα η Ειδική Έκθεση 301 του Γραφείου του Εκπροσώπου Εμπορίου των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών (Special 301 Report – Office of the United States Trade Representative) για το 2020, η οποία περιλαμβάνει τις χώρες που θέτουν εμπορικούς φραγμούς (trade barriers) στις αμερικανικές εταιρείες, λόγω της ανεπαρκούς νομοθεσίας τους αναφορικά με τα δικαιώματα Διανοητικής Ιδιοκτησίας [...]
In a trademark opposition at the Japan Patent Office (JPO), French luxury brand HERMES achieved victory to stop the registration of a word mark “D. KELLY” over bags and pouches in class 18. [Opposition case no. 2018-900177, Gazette issue date: March 27, 2020] Opposed mark Opposed mark, “D.KELLY” was applied for registration on August 25, [...]
The European Patent Office has for the ninth consecutive time been ranked number one among the world's five largest patent offices by users for the quality of its patents and services in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine's latest annual benchmarking survey. With over 900 responses, mainly from IP professionals in senior positions, the 2020 IAM survey, just published [...]
Το Δίκαιο της Διανοητικής Ιδιοκτησίας προσφέρει σημαντικά εργαλεία προστασίας στα άτομα που δημιουργούν, επινοούν και εφευρίσκουν. Τα τρία σημαντικότερα εργαλεία είναι τα Διπλώματα Ευρεσιτεχνίας, τα Εμπορικά Σήματα και η Πνευματική Ιδιοκτησία, ευρέως γνωστή ως Copyright. Είναι αναγκαίο να γνωρίζει κάθε δημιουργός τα εργαλεία που μπορεί να χρησιμοποιήσει για να προστατέψει το προϊόν της διάνοιάς του. [...]
In the middle of the pandemic, Targem, a New York based firm specialized in patent translations interviewed our Managing Partner of Intel-Lex, Dr. Dimitris Kouzelis on his views of the influence of the pandemic on the patent system. Please find an extract of the interview related to patents on pharma and the compulsory license here. [...]