Last Updated April 16, 2019

Law and Practice

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Linklaters is a leading international law firm, and has advised on significant deals in over 100 countries. In addition to serving clients from its 30 offices and via its alliance with Allens and Webber Wentzel, Linklaters’ lawyers have expertise in key jurisdictions across emerging Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In Belgium, Linklaters is recognised as a market-leading law firm, with a presence in the Belgian market dating from 1969 and with offices in both Brussels and Antwerp. Its wide offering of specialised practices, ranging from corporate and banking to IP/TMT and tax, means that the firm provides market-leading advice across the full spectrum of legal specialities.

A patent can be revoked or cancelled in whole or in part, as per Article XI.57 §2 of the CEL, which states that: “Should the grounds for revocation only partially affect the patent, the patent will be modified by a corresponding amendment of the claims, and if necessary, the description and the drawings, and revoked in part. The amendment will need to be recorded at the registry.”

The CEL also provides that the patent cannot be amended by means of a revocation or cancellation if such would result in the subject matter of the patent reaching beyond the content of the patent application as filed (Article XI.57 §3, first part of the CEL). Finally, the patent cannot be amended by means of a revocation or cancellation if doing so would extend the coverage of protection compared to the latest enforceable version of the patent (Article XI.57 §3, second part of the CEL).

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Linklaters is a leading international law firm, and has advised on significant deals in over 100 countries. In addition to serving clients from its 30 offices and via its alliance with Allens and Webber Wentzel, Linklaters’ lawyers have expertise in key jurisdictions across emerging Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In Belgium, Linklaters is recognised as a market-leading law firm, with a presence in the Belgian market dating from 1969 and with offices in both Brussels and Antwerp. Its wide offering of specialised practices, ranging from corporate and banking to IP/TMT and tax, means that the firm provides market-leading advice across the full spectrum of legal specialities.

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