Nicoleta Rodica Dominte*
The unitary patent and the Unitary Patent Court are the two main columns of the new European patent system. This article is about a few considerations regarding the architecture of the Unitary Patent Court. We will make reference to the articles of the Unitary Patent Court Agreement in order to frame juridical opinions from the doctrine. The Unified Patent Court will have exclusive competence in respect of civil litigation on matters referring to European patents and European patents with unitary effect.
George Mihai Irimescu*
The main purpose of the paper is assessing the possibilities of protecting the titles of works.
One possibility is the protection by means of registered or unregistered trademarks. This route presents difficulties because of the distinctiveness perspective. In this sense, the European case law has recently developed a constant practice and outlined a series of criteria that should be taken into consideration when examining a trademark consisting of a title.
Another possibility is protecting the title under the provisions of the copyright law. From this respect, the practice has not yet determined a constant practice. However, the dominant opinion is that the originality criterion should be taken into consideration when assessing the protection of a title.
Finally, brief conclusion are made, including short remarks on the cumulative protection of titles, both as trademarks and under the copyright law.
* Drd., Consilier Juridic S.C. PETOSEVIC SRL.
This paper is trying to compress the history of software and by that to acknoledge the path it took forced by the demands created and consequences implied in it’s evolution. The software industry has evolved exponentially in the last 10 years and will continue to do so. It’s impact on the global ecconomy is significant. The implications and diversed applications have not only created unimaginible amount of new industries but even affected the way we think and its consequences influence political and decission making processes. As hardware becomes ubiquitous and commoditised, software is becoming ever more persuasive and invasive. The present world without software is unthinkable and the dependence on it has created serious security riscks as has been shown in recent world wide events.
Ana Maria Marinescu*
With the occasion of the Sub regional Seminar ”Teaching Intellectual Property to the Youth”, organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA), the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM), the Ministry of National Education (MEN), the Romanian American University and the Scientific Association of Intellectual Property Law (ASDPI), with the support of ”Nicolae Titulescu" University of Bucharest Doctoral School (UNT), the Romanian Revue of Intellectual Property Law (RRDPI) and the union of the Romanian Film and Audiovisual Producers Patronage of Cinematography and Television Production Societies, I supported, as an ASDPI expert, the presentation ”Scientific research stages for high school teachers”. The Seminar took place in Bucharest, in the period 9 10 May 2017. At the seminar, have participated more than 30 high school teachers from all over Romania, in order to get more knowledge and to be trained about intellectual property. The intellectual property was introduced as an optional discipline in high schools according to the Minister of Education and Scientific Research Order no. 3.542/27.03.2015.
The article presents the scientific research stages for high school teachers that I identified regarding the intellectual property subject matter.
Ciprian Raul Romitan*
The present study is the first part of a much broader approach, started in 2009 and will be published in several editions of the magazine.
In the present study, after a laborious documentary, the author makes a short history of writing (from the pictogram ... to phonetic writing) and of the media used for writing (clay tablets, papyrus, parchment, paper), of the writing instruments, of the book and its forms (clay tablets, papyrus roll, parchment), the medieval manuscripts the Codex, the appearance of libraries in antiquity and in the Middle Ages and, of course, the bibliophiles.
From the first part of the study, we find out about the first documentary attested school in our country, about the first norm for the selection of students in the Romanian education, about the oldest written document in Romanian with Cyrillic letters, about the oldest Romanian text printed in Latin, about the drawings and signs on the Tăbliţele de la Tătăria representing, according to the experts, the oldest writing in the world, about the first libraries and about many others.
*Doctor în drept, avocat asociat SCA „Roş şi asociaţii”, redactor şef al Revistei române de dreptul proprietăţii intelectuale.