Archive: December, 2012

Iran - Trade Mark Electronic Application System Launched

Iran – Trade Mark Electronic Application System Launched

The Iranian Trade Marks Registry launched Trade Mark Electronic Application System on November 18, 2012 that allows trade mark applications to be submitted online. This development follows successful inauguration of electronic application system for patents and industrial designs a few months ago. Currently, the Trade Marks, Patents and Industrial Design Registries only accepts electronic filing […]

Patent Applications and R&D Spending in China up Sharply

Patent Applications and R&D Spending in China up Sharply

The number of invention patents applied for in China increased by more than 20 percent this year, exhibiting the fastest growth rate for that activity seen anywhere in the world, Tian Lipu, commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office, said on Sunday. “Although the growth rate for this year is a bit lower than for […]