Region: Portugal

Copyright clarification from Europe’s top court

Judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered good news for designers in their Cofomel decision earlier this month

25 September 2019

Litigation and eligibility: Portugal

Featured in Patents in Europe: Helping business compete in the global economy 2019/2020

In Portugal, both administrative and judicial actions are available to patent owners, although most patent infringement cases are dealt with through civil suits. Customs intervention can also be availed of in order to prevent the import of infringing goods. A complaint may be lodged with the competent administrative authorities or the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

11 April 2019

Lone inventor takes on Huawei in case that exposes the deep disparities in the US patent system

Portuguese national says he has sold his house to hire an attorney to go after the Chinese company over alleged IP theft – a huge leap of faith given US assertion realities

07 March 2019

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

A new era gets underway at the European Patent Office tomorrow when Portugal’s Antonio Campinos takes over as its president in succession to Benoît Battistelli, who stepped down on Friday having been in charge since 2010.  It’s fair to say that…

01 July 2018

Litigation and eligibility: Portugal

Featured in Patents in Europe 2018/19: Helping business compete in the global economy

Q: What options are open to a patent owner seeking to enforce its rights in your jurisdiction? In Portugal, both administrative and judicial actions are available to patent owners, although most patent infringement cases are dealt with through…

02 October 2017

Above and beyond

The IP Hall of Fame Academy selected four outstanding individuals to be the induction class of 2017

01 August 2017

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