Bryn Aarflot attending INTA 2018

Bryn Aarflot is heading to Seattle for the INTA Annual Meeting in May!

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WTR Trademark Litigation Guide Norway

Everything you always wanted to know about trademark litigation in Norway (but were afraid to ask).

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Bryn Aarflot successfully helped Intervet International in winning appeal

Bryn Aarflot has successfully helped Intervet International BV in winning appeal proceedings between Intervet (Defendant) and Pharmaq AS (Appellant).

Pharmaq decided to appeal the Norwegian Industrial Property Office’s (NIPO) decision to revoke Norwegian patent No. 333242 after opposition proceedings initiated by Intervet represented by Bryn Aarflot.

The patent concerned a vaccine against pancreas disease in fish. Intervet argued that the patent claims were not novel in view of an oral presentation. NIPO had in their patentability assessment during the opposition proceedings decided that it was unclear whether there was sufficient evidence proving that the presentation was presented and publically available prior to the date of filing.

The Board of Appeal concluded that the evidence was sufficient. They rejected the appeal and the patent remains revoked.

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Bryn Aarflot earns rankings in 2017 IAM Patent 1000

Bryn Aarflot has once again been recognised by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), one of the world’s leading IP publications.

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Paediatric extensions of SPCs in Norway

Paediatric extensions in Norway will be implemented and available from 1 September 2017. This means that an SPC with expiry date later than 1 March 2017 is entitled to extension provided that the application for the extension is submitted according to the requirement in the regulation or in the transitional regulations.

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