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Increase of German annuity fees for patents from 1 July 2022
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Alex, could you explain us a bit why you have chosen for the new venture at CALYSTA ? I joined Calysta because I was intrigued how young, dynamic and diverse
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Alle zaken op een rijtje – Calysta on Kanaal Z
In België zijn er in 2019 zo’n 2.423 octrooien aangevraagd bij het Europees octrooibureau? Dit betekende dat België een nieuw record had gevestigd. Maar hoe werken octrooien en octrooiaanvragen nou?
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CALYSTA GERMAN DESK
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The Black (not White) Stripes
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Happy and successful clients boost Calysta to the Stars !
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Calysta continue sur sa lancée wallonne…
Video Press | | Hauda Kaaouas
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Roses are red. Violets are blue. Chocolates are purple ?
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McDonald’s lost its “BIG MAC” trademark in the Europe !
Americans in a Parisian McDonald’s who want a “Quarter Pounder” with cheese must order the “Royale” with cheese. If they want a “BIG MAC”, they simply ask for “Le BIG
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When innovation and circular economy fall in love …
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Interview with Hanne Mertens, IP Paralegal at Calysta
Hanne, tell us something about yourself and your background As a child I was already very fond of reading and history. When I turned 18 it was an obvious choice
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Who will be winning the Nike & Adidas IP battle ?
Last week the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois posted this image of his brand new golden football gloves. It was a tailor made surprise delivery from Nike for the world’s best
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It gets easier for prior Trademark holders to contest the validity of a registered Trademark in the Benelux
Trademark holders will be able to contest Benelux trademarks easier, faster and at lower costs !
Did you know that Uber relies on Einstein’s research ?
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RGPD : Avez-vous le goût du risque ?
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Your Personal Data is Worthless !
This is a bold statement but your personal data itself has indeed no economic value. It is your processing of personal data that creates value for your business. By way
Why is a paralegal important for a client ? What happens behind the scenes ?
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There is value in the “look and feel” of your company. Make sure to protect it!
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Calysta s’est mise en conformité avec le RGPD – Comment avons-nous procédé ?
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GDPR – The French Data Protection Authority imposes a €250,000 fine for a data security breach
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Major changes to enter into force in Benelux trademark law on June 1st
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Why protecting inventions is important ?
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