Publication date 2018-10-12 Author Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda, Dr.sc. Robert Börner, Luca Escoffier.
Publication media Youtube Language Japanese

Dear Clients and Colleagues,

Sonoda & Kobyashi Intellectual Property Law Firm is very pleased to introduce our Webinar about “Patents : Oppositions proceedings and nullity actions – a comparison between Europe and Japan”, in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk and Murgitroyd Munich Office.

In this webinar, we will cover the following:
• Basics about filing oppositions at the JPO and the EPO (time frame, costs etc)
• The opposition / appeal procedures at the EPO / JPO
• The patent was maintained during opposition. What options are left ?
• Nullity actions in Europe (focus on DE) and JP – possible pitfalls, costs etc.
• Effect of the Unitary patent system (provided it finally enters into force…)

Speakers: Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda (Sonoda & Kobayashi) and Dr.sc. Robert Börner (Murgitroyd Munich Office)

Moderator: Luca Escoffier, Project Manager, EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, and Diane Beylier, Sonoda & Kobayashi.

Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – Brussels Office.

This Webinar was held on April 27th 2018.

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