ILO Newsletter 12. August 2013

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

Amendment of IP-related statutes will come into force shortly

The introduction of new provincial administrative courts in Austria will fundamentally change administrative provisions in several IP statutes. The main amendments concern the reorganisation of appeal procedures. Among other things, from the beginning of 2014 the Patent Office will handle only first instance proceedings and the Supreme Patent and Trademark Board will be dissolved. 


Dr. Ferdinand Graf

LL.M. (NYU) Partner