FEDERAL PATENT COURT OF GERMANY AS AN INSTITUTE FOR THE PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS

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The establishment of the Institute for the protection of patent rights, namely the establishment of the Federal patent court of Germany, has passed a rather difficult historical path. Interest to “protection of patent rights” was first identified in 1877, and that year the “Patent law” came into force; it is still relevant with a new version dated December 16, 1980. The German Federal patent court was established on 1 July 1961 as an independent Federal court. Strife for its establishment was conducted for a long time; it was accompanied by the need to introduce qualified specialists into that system, so called technical judges. The relevance lies in the borrowing of the German model of organization and functioning of the Federal patent court of the Federal Republic of Germany by other States to regulate the work of such a body in the judicial system of the country. The purpose of this article is to study the Institute for intellectual property protection in Germany. The author pays attention to the place and role of the Federal patent court of Germany in the German judicial system, as well as examines the legal regulation of the activities, structure and formation of the Federal patent court of Germany. The methodology of the research consists of the General scientific dialectical method of cognition and the methods that stem from it: systemic, logical, special-legal and statistical. In conclusion, the author of the study argues that today the most effective tool in ensuring and restoring violated intellectual rights is judicial protection, because the process of reviewing complaints in court contributes to finding objective solution to the dispute and allows restore the violated rights.


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Karina V. Kirilova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: kirilova_kv@pfur.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russia Federation

postgraduate student of the Department of judicial power, law enforcement and human rights activities

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