The peculiar silence of the German professional associations,

Article on the “activities” of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Chamber of Patent Attorneys in relation to the “unitary patent package” (23/11/2015)

A further unusual characteristic of the legislative proceedings on the “unitary patent package” is the silence exerted by influential German professional associations in relation to it, in particular by the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and by Chamber of Patent Attorneys. On the one hand, this is characterized by the almost complete lack of official contributions to the discussion and, in general, statements on the legislative plans and, on the other, by the debarment of critical comments from the professional journals published by them. The following article should be food for thought not only for the members of said associations.

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Resources:

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