Lactalis vs. Hohland
Patent dispute against “Hochland SE” to grant the protection for the patent №99471 for the group of design inventions belonging to the Client.
The reason for the objection raised by “Hohland” was inconsistency with the condition of patentability "originality": similar decisions were publicly available long before filing date. Gardium found the distinctive features of the Client’s decision from the opposed sources, proved the validity of the patent and succeeded in obtaining a refusal to satisfy the objection. The members of the board of the Chamber of Patent Disputes left the patent in force.