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Angriffsmaterial

English translation: anticipating material/documents

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02:22 Apr 6, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright / trademark rights
German term or phrase: Angriffsmaterial
I have a text on patents and trademark rights where the word Angriffmaterial has been used. Unfortunately no context can be given because there arent any sentences as such. Beschaffung des Angriffmaterials oder Bedarf von Angriffmaterial are the short phrases used.

Could it have any direct relevance to trademark rights? What could that be?
xxxRobschmidt
English translation:anticipating material/documents
Explanation:
documents for attacking a patent/trademark

It means that someone would like to get rid of a patent or a trademark filed. This is only possible if one can find prior art documentation or prior use documentation showing that the patent is obvious i.e. not inventive in the light of that documentation or that the trademark cannot be registered as it has been used or a similar one has been used for the same subject-mattter for which is protection is sought. This in a nutshell.

One also talks about *attacking* a patent or a trademark.

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Note added at 4 hrs 27 mins (2004-04-06 06:50:04 GMT)
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www.european-patent-office.org/filingsoft/ epoline/pdf/vankaam_fulltext.pdf
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5 +2anticipating material/documents
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anticipating material/documents


Explanation:
documents for attacking a patent/trademark

It means that someone would like to get rid of a patent or a trademark filed. This is only possible if one can find prior art documentation or prior use documentation showing that the patent is obvious i.e. not inventive in the light of that documentation or that the trademark cannot be registered as it has been used or a similar one has been used for the same subject-mattter for which is protection is sought. This in a nutshell.

One also talks about *attacking* a patent or a trademark.

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Note added at 4 hrs 27 mins (2004-04-06 06:50:04 GMT)
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www.european-patent-office.org/filingsoft/ epoline/pdf/vankaam_fulltext.pdf

EdithK
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agree  Maureen Holm, J.D., LL.M.: "contest" could figure in, too
50 days
  -> Hi Maureen, thanks, welcome back.

agree  Astrid Elke Witte
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