We proudly announce that our colleague Andrej Svetičič, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Law, sucessfully passed the exam for European Patent Attorney.
We are glad to announce that our colleague Klara Šušterič, Bachelor of Law, sucessfully passed the State Bar Exam.
Through developing technologies and a rapid rise in online and other modern ways of sales, intellectual property infringements have expanded from their classic forms to new social networks. Lately, we have especially noticed a large increase in Facebook webpages that infringe the protected rights of holders of prior trademarks, designs and copyrights by selling counterfeit goods or by actions of unfair competition. In addition to the classic ways of acting in cases of infringement, we can also file an infringement report on behalf of the client directly with Facebook. This type of action has proved to be very quick, efficient and compared to standard measures (reporting to Trade Inspectorate, filing Complaints with the District Court...) cost-effective, as well.
In 2015, the prestigious magazine WTR 1000 ranked Patentna pisarna d.o.o. to the golden - highest category of Slovene agents in the field of trademarks. Before that, no Slovenian patent agency has ever been ranked to this category. Special mention was made of the lawyers Vesna Kovič and Irena Kadunc.
USA and Japan have signed the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. The Agreement comes into effect on May 13, 2015 and it will be possible to obtain design rights in these countries via the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and not only via national application. The Applicants will get a simpler and more cost efficient access to protection. Currently, the Hague system has 64 members.