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IP Pages 2019: Recent developments in the Austrian IP landscape

Austria21-01-2019Peter Israiloff

An amendment to Austria’s Patent Attorneys’ Act, which involves slight adjustments to several IP acts, is under consideration. Its main focus lies on freedom to provide services of patent attorneys within the EU.

IP Pages 2018: Recent developments in the Austrian IP landscape

Austria13-03-2018Peter Israiloff

Amendments to the Trademark Act, Patent Act, Utility Model Act, Semiconductor Act, Design Act and Patent Office Fee’s Act were published on August 1, 2017 (Federal Gazette I No 124/2017).

IP Pages 2017: Recent developments in the Austrian IP landscape

Austria08-01-2017Peter Israiloff

On August 1, 2016, amendments to the Austrian Patent Act and Trademark Act (and related IP acts) were published concerning an additional institution that had been attached to the Austrian Patent Office (APO). This partial legal body was created in 1992 to assist the APO with some matters. However, the body now ceases to exist and all services (eg, providing similarity searches in the course of a trademark application) are again provided by the APO as a sovereign administration.

IP Pages 2016: Recent developments in the Austrian IP landscape

Austria08-01-2016Peter Israiloff

The Vienna Upper Provincial Court (VUPC) which has since January 1, 2014 competence for all appeals or recourses against decisions of the Austrian Patent Office turns out to be very expeditious. On January 20, 2015 it was decided that Austria should maintain a Local Chamber of the Unified Patent Court which will start working probably not earlier than 2017.

An overview of Austria's IP landscape

Austria01-02-2012Peter Israiloff

The Act Introducing Patent Treaties was recently amended to remove passages concerning the need to file German translations of European patents which were issued in English or French.

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