Archive: June, 2013

New Copyright Act Issued in Sudan

New Copyright Act Issued in Sudan

KHARTOUM – Pursuant to the provisions of the Transitional Act No. 2005, Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir issued new Act for Protection of Copyrights, Neighboring Rights and Literary and Artistic Works No. 2013. The new Act enters into force as of the date of its signature. The new Act repeals the Act for Protection of […]

Latest USTR Special 301 Report Shows Need for Concerted Action on Piracy in Key Markets

Latest USTR Special 301 Report Shows Need for Concerted Action on Piracy in Key Markets

WASHINGTON, DC – The Software Alliance welcomed in a press release the US Trade Representative (USTR)’s annual Special 301 Report, which highlights international markets with the worst track records protecting Intellectual Property and providing market access for right holders. “Some of the world’s fastest-growing economies continue to be havens for piracy,” said Jodie Kelley, BSA […]

Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]

Progress of quantity of goods retained by customs authority

Progress of quantity of goods retained by customs authority

Progress of quantity of goods retained by customs authority, suspected to infringe an intellectual property right Year 2011 2012 Total quantity (pieces) 6 958 317 4 030 919 Decreasing of number of articles was a consequence of decreasing the number of smuggled cigarettes proved to be counterfeit retained in 2012: from 5 666 280 pieces […]

Progress of quantity of goods retained by customs authority, suspected to infringe an intellectual property right Year 2011 2012 Total quantity (pieces) 6 958 317 4 030 919 Decreasing of number of articles was a consequence of decreasing the number of smuggled cigarettes proved to be counterfeit retained in 2012: from 5 666 280 pieces […]
Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]

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The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]

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Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]

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The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]

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Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

Pan- European efforts to tackle PHARMACRIME

The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]

The counterfeit medicines and illicit pharmaceutical businessis a significant threat to public health and safety In Europe. In response, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Right, part of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), and Europol are co-hosting a major conference from 26 to 28 June 2013 in Alicante, Spain. […]
New page in the Network of ip4all.com - Lithuania

New page in the Network of ip4all.com – Lithuania

Dear Readers, Colleagues and Friends, Recently we opened a new page in the Network of ip4all.com – the one of Lithuania. You may visit it at: http://iplithuania.ip4all.com/ We’ll welcome your cooperation in order to promote the page and give our readers a wide range of news in the field of intellectual property. We are going […]

Review of Changes to Patent Term Adjustment, Statute and Rule

Review of Changes to Patent Term Adjustment, Statute and Rule

I.INTRODUCTION On January 14, 2013, Public Law 112-274 titled “Leahy-smith America Invents Technical Corrections” became law.  This law contains changes to Patent Term Adjustment (PTA). On April 1, 2013, the USPTO promulgated interim final rules corresponding to the statutory changes to PTA.  See “Revisions to Patent Term Adjustment,” 78 FR 19416 (2013). This article identifies […]

Moroccan Parliament Votes on International Conventions on IP, ICT and Genetics

Moroccan Parliament Votes on International Conventions on IP, ICT and Genetics

CASABLANCA – Due to speedy developments in the field of Intellectual Property in Morocco, the House of Representatives in Morocco’s Parliament has recently voted on some important international conventions related to Intellectual Property, Information and Communication Technology and Genetics. Joining this kind of conventions is expected to benefit the Moroccan market and economy. These conventions […]

The Judgment of Similarity of Trademarks

The Judgment of Similarity of Trademarks

 An Observation of The Main Part of The Logos (No. 48/ 2012 of the IP Court) (The trademark in dispute) vs. (The trademarks cited as the bases in the Invalidation) The complainant filed the trademark in dispute designating the goods of dolls and toys and being allowed for registration (Reg. No.1313000) by the TIPO (the […]

 An Observation of The Main Part of The Logos (No. 48/ 2012 of the IP Court) (The trademark in dispute) vs. (The trademarks cited as the bases in the Invalidation) The complainant filed the trademark in dispute designating the goods of dolls and toys and being allowed for registration (Reg. No.1313000) by the TIPO (the […]
Court of Justice: Number of judges at General Court should be increased by 12

Court of Justice: Number of judges at General Court should be increased by 12

Committee on Legal Affairs  plans to increase the number of judges at the General Court by 12 to ease the growing workload of the EU Court of Justice was backed on Thursday by the Committee for Legal Affairs. In addition, the committee proposes that the additional judges should be selected based on merits instead of […]

Statistic Information on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by Romanian Customs Authority

Statistic Information on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by Romanian Customs Authority

Progress of applications for customs action lodged by intellectual property rights owners: Year 2011 2012 Total number of applications 758 881 Number of national applications 221 244 Raising awareness among IP rights holders on the important role of customs authorities in countering the traffic with counterfeit goods led to increased numbers of applications for customs […]

Progress of applications for customs action lodged by intellectual property rights owners: Year 2011 2012 Total number of applications 758 881 Number of national applications 221 244 Raising awareness among IP rights holders on the important role of customs authorities in countering the traffic with counterfeit goods led to increased numbers of applications for customs […]
The Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic – Part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification

The Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic – Part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification

On June 17, 2013 OHIM announced that the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic became the latest part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification of Goods and Services. This is a result of the expansion in the Harmonization Project for Goods and Services. The complete Czech translations of the Common Harmonized Database is […]

On June 17, 2013 OHIM announced that the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic became the latest part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification of Goods and Services. This is a result of the expansion in the Harmonization Project for Goods and Services. The complete Czech translations of the Common Harmonized Database is […]
The Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic – Part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification

The Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic – Part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification

On June 17, 2013 OHIM announced that the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic became the latest part of the Common Harmonized Database on Classification of Goods and Services. This is a result of the expansion in the Harmonization Project for Goods and Services. The complete Czech translations of the Common Harmonized Database is […]