Archive: October, 2012

Slovenian IP Office joins Seniority

Slovenian IP Office joins Seniority

Slovenia the fifth national office to implement the Seniority Project Slovenia joins Ireland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic in implementation. Eleven national offices are set to implement the project this year, with further intents to implement also indicated. Having accurate seniority data is important for Community trade mark owners who have previously registered an […]

Slovenia the fifth national office to implement the Seniority Project Slovenia joins Ireland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic in implementation. Eleven national offices are set to implement the project this year, with further intents to implement also indicated. Having accurate seniority data is important for Community trade mark owners who have previously registered an […]
Slovenian IP Office joins Seniority

Slovenian IP Office joins Seniority

Slovenia the fifth national office to implement the Seniority Project Slovenia joins Ireland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic in implementation. Eleven national offices are set to implement the project this year, with further intents to implement also indicated. Having accurate seniority data is important for Community trade mark owners who have previously registered an […]

Slovenia the fifth national office to implement the Seniority Project Slovenia joins Ireland, Hungary, Portugal and the Czech Republic in implementation. Eleven national offices are set to implement the project this year, with further intents to implement also indicated. Having accurate seniority data is important for Community trade mark owners who have previously registered an […]
Apple Settles iPad Trademark Case with $60m

Apple Settles iPad Trademark Case with $60m

US technology giant Apple Inc (Apple) has settled a lingering dispute with a local technology company concerning the use of the iPad trademark for the California-based tech giant’s popular tablets computers in the Chinese mainland. According to Guangdong High People’s Court, Apple has ended their long-running iPad name dispute in China with Proview with a […]

US technology giant Apple Inc (Apple) has settled a lingering dispute with a local technology company concerning the use of the iPad trademark for the California-based tech giant’s popular tablets computers in the Chinese mainland. According to Guangdong High People’s Court, Apple has ended their long-running iPad name dispute in China with Proview with a […]
Focus on Chinese Utility Model Patents

Focus on Chinese Utility Model Patents

  In 2010, over 340,000 Chinese utility model patents (UMs) were granted, however, only about 2,200 of these were granted to foreigners (a UM can be registered in the name of a person or entity). Chinese entities seek to register UMs much more actively than foreign entities, but these can be very valuable. The highest […]

USPTO and EPO Publish Advance Version of Cooperative Patent Classification System Ahead of January Launch

USPTO and EPO Publish Advance Version of Cooperative Patent Classification System Ahead of January Launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) today announced early publication of a classification system meant to speed the patent granting process for applicants to both Offices. The Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system and finalized CPC definitions are now available in advance of […]

Choosing Your Trade Mark Name in China: Know Before You Go

Choosing Your Trade Mark Name in China: Know Before You Go

What is a trade mark? Your trade mark is your identity and is used to market your product. Because you invest time and money into building its reputation, it would be very damaging to your own business if someone began selling their own products or services using your company name. As your reputation grows around […]