Archive: September, 2012

New Online Version of TMEP

New Online Version of TMEP

A new online version of the 8th edition of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) with a new search tool is now available.  This release is intended to assist users in the transition to the new version, which will replace the current online version when the next revision of the TMEP is issued in […]

Russia is already a member of WTO – Streamlined Official Fees and Better IP Protection Expected

Russia is already a member of WTO – Streamlined Official Fees and Better IP Protection Expected

On August 22, 2012, Russia became a full WTO member (the 156th), and probably the last major trading country to join the organization. Russia’s Communist Party and other protectionist groups were against the country’s accession and even challenged the accession in the country’s Constitutional Court. On July 9, 2012, the Constitutional Court upheld the constitutionality […]

On August 22, 2012, Russia became a full WTO member (the 156th), and probably the last major trading country to join the organization. Russia’s Communist Party and other protectionist groups were against the country’s accession and even challenged the accession in the country’s Constitutional Court. On July 9, 2012, the Constitutional Court upheld the constitutionality […]
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office To Implement New Patent Quality Process

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office To Implement New Patent Quality Process

Derivation Proceeding Ensures Inventors Obtain Patents for their Inventions

Derivation Proceeding Ensures Inventors Obtain Patents for their Inventions
The Bulgarian Patent office spreads incorrect information

The Bulgarian Patent office spreads incorrect information

The Patent office of Republic of Bulgaria officially admitted that it spreads incorrect information ( “outdated data” ) for the needs of other the institutions and authorities in the country and stopped the information system NIPIES - http://www1.bpo.bg The Patent Office is the national authority, responsible for the registration of the exclusive industrial property rights – for […]

The Patent office of Republic of Bulgaria officially admitted that it spreads incorrect information ( “outdated data” ) for the needs of other the institutions and authorities in the country and stopped the information system NIPIES - http://www1.bpo.bg The Patent Office is the national authority, responsible for the registration of the exclusive industrial property rights – for […]
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comment on Proposed Fee Schedule as Mandated by America Invents Act

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comment on Proposed Fee Schedule as Mandated by America Invents Act

Schedule is Based on Cost-Recovery Model and Extensive Public Input

Schedule is Based on Cost-Recovery Model and Extensive Public Input
CIOPORA brings IP expertise to Floriade

CIOPORA brings IP expertise to Floriade

With protection of innovation at the very fore: CIOPORA brings IP expertise to Floriade Hamburg, August 27, 2012 There is no better way to put the importance of effective IP protection into the spotlight as to bring the IP expertise to a place, on which the glances of the horticultural industry were fixed in summer […]