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Let's get famous in 2023


Inventors are not always stage animals. They most often are intelligent and handy people, looking for some space to quietly work.
But did you know that, even if you are trying to find a place to hide, you might get famous by “simply” inventing something?

People might remember your name, such as in the cases of Johannes Gutenberg (printing press), Thomas Edison (lightbulb), Alexander Graham Bell (Telephone) or Steve Jobs (iPhone).
You can give your name to your invention such as the Heimlich manoeuvre (Henry Judah Heimlich), the jacuzzi (the Jacuzzi brothers), the saxophone (Adolphe Sax) or braille (Louis Braille).
Or, of course, your product can really make it in the world, like liquid soap, the bra, the smartphone or Post-it® memos.

We wish you an innovative year 2023, the start of you becoming famous! Hopefully we can mention in one of our future newsletters that we are proud to have been involved in the protection of the famous YOUR NAME 😊.

When business meets fun


Continuing our yearly tradition:
discussing IP prospects over breakfast in theme clothing around Christmas!

We are greatful to be able to support our clients for many years in a row.
Looking forward to continue innovating together and building a strong future!

Ta-da ! KMOP SERVICE PROVIDER


We are very proud to announce that DenK iP is now a registered service provider for SME e-wallet (KMO-portefeuille).

Our patent experts are providing different types of advice that can (partially) be funded by KMOP, e.g. patentability advice, advice with respect to infringement, nullity advice.

Please feel free to contact us to find out all possibilities. VLAIO's website provides information on how to request said funding and what terms and conditions apply.

START OF THE SUNRISE PERIOD HAS BEEN POSTPONED


We all look forward to the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court entering into force!

A lot has been said about it during the last couple of months (and years, if you think about it). Last Monday, the president of the UPC communicated that the start of the sunrise period will be postponed with 2 months, to 1 March 2023. This means the actual entry into force of UP and UPC will be 1 June 2023.

The sunrise period is the 3 month period before the entry into force of let's say, the "Unitary package".
During this period, applicants have the chance to delay the grant of their European Patent. But most important is the opportunity for proprietors to opt-out: this means that, as from day one (1 June 2023), their patent does not fall under the jurisdiction of the newly established Unified Patent Court.

Please contact your patent expert for more information on Unitary Patent protection, on the sunrise period and the opportunity to opt-out.

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