Archive: April, 2015

Cooperation agreement between Latvian Patent Office and Riga Technical University

Cooperation agreement between Latvian Patent Office and Riga Technical University

On March 24, the Latvian Patent Office (PV) and Riga Technical University (RTU) signed a cooperation agreement. It aimed at raising awareness among students and researchers on the protection of industrial property and its importance in successfully commercialising inventions. The Director of the Latvian Patent Office Director Sandris Laganovskis expressed the Office’s pleasure in having […]

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On March 24, the Latvian Patent Office (PV) and Riga Technical University (RTU) signed a cooperation agreement. It aimed at raising awareness among students and researchers on the protection of industrial property and its importance in successfully commercialising inventions. The Director of the Latvian Patent Office Director Sandris Laganovskis expressed the Office’s pleasure in having […]

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'Tomorrow will be unlike today' - the industrial revolution

‘Tomorrow will be unlike today’ – the industrial revolution

The Industrial Revolution We have had a number of major industrial revolutions take place during the past few hundred years. We had the first industrial revolution which took place between 1760 and 1840 with the transition from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the […]

Three national IP Offices from the Balkan region join TMclass

Three national IP Offices from the Balkan region join TMclass

As of 20 April 2015, the IP Offices of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS), the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP BIH) and the State Office of Industrial Property (SOIP) of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), have joined TMclass. These latest additions bring a total […]

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As of 20 April 2015, the IP Offices of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia (IPORS), the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIP BIH) and the State Office of Industrial Property (SOIP) of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), have joined TMclass. These latest additions bring a total […]

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Philippines joined TMview

Philippines joined TMview

As of 23 March 2015, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) has made its trademark data available to the TMview search tool. IPOPHIL first joined ASEAN TMview which was developed by the Intellectual Property Offices of the ASEAN Member States with the support of the EU-ASEAN Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property […]

Get up, stand up. For music!

Get up, stand up. For music!

Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

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Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

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Get up, stand up. For music!

Get up, stand up. For music!

Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

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Ivan N. Ivanov - Coordinator of the national portal for intellectual property IPBulgaria.bg

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IP Bulgaria and World IP Day 2015

IP Bulgaria and World IP Day 2015

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, which this year is dedicated to the theme of music “Get up, stand up. For music”, the national portal for intellectual property IP Bulgaria held a series of interviews on topics related to intellectual property and copyright. Musician, photographer, author of novels, choreographer and author of innovation […]

IP Bulgaria and World IP Day 2015

IP Bulgaria and World IP Day 2015

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, which this year is dedicated to the theme of music („Get up, stand up. For music“), the national portal for intellectual property IP Bulgaria held a series of interviews on topics related to intellectual property and copyright. Musician, photographer, author of novels, choreographer and author of innovation […]

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On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, which this year is dedicated to the theme of music („Get up, stand up. For music“), the national portal for intellectual property IP Bulgaria held a series of interviews on topics related to intellectual property and copyright. Musician, photographer, author of novels, choreographer and author of innovation […]

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European Inventor Award finalists 2015

European Inventor Award finalists 2015

The EPO announced the 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015. With this prestigious annual award, the EPO honours scientists and engineers in five categories whose inventions have been patented by the EPO and have contributed to technological progress, social development and economic growth. The 10th edition of the award will be held in […]

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The EPO announced the 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015. With this prestigious annual award, the EPO honours scientists and engineers in five categories whose inventions have been patented by the EPO and have contributed to technological progress, social development and economic growth. The 10th edition of the award will be held in […]

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European Inventor Award finalists 2015

European Inventor Award finalists 2015

The EPO announced the 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015. With this prestigious annual award, the EPO honours scientists and engineers in five categories whose inventions have been patented by the EPO and have contributed to technological progress, social development and economic growth. The 10th edition of the award will be held in […]

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The EPO announced the 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015. With this prestigious annual award, the EPO honours scientists and engineers in five categories whose inventions have been patented by the EPO and have contributed to technological progress, social development and economic growth. The 10th edition of the award will be held in […]

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US Senate Approves Michelle Lee as USPTO Director

US Senate Approves Michelle Lee as USPTO Director

The US Senate has approved Michelle Lee, the Deputy Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office and former Deputy General Counsel at Google, as the new Director of the USPTO. In large part because of hostility between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, the position of Director has been vacant since the resignation […]

Japanese and Korean patent data now available in Global Dossier

Japanese and Korean patent data now available in Global Dossier

The EPO announced that it has extended its Global Dossier service to include data from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). The announcement came at the Fédération Internationale des Counseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) World Congress, which is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The project […]

"Get up, Stand Up. For Music." - World IP Day 2015

“Get up, Stand Up. For Music.” – World IP Day 2015

People around the world celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day every year on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to […]

International standard proposed for plant breeders 'rights

International standard proposed for plant breeders ‘rights

A joint paper proposing an International System of Cooperation (ISC) for plant breeders’ rights (PBR) was presented to the UPOV Consultative Committee for consideration on 27 March 2014. Invited by UPOV in October 2014, the paper is the collaborative output of three associations: the International Seed Federation (ISF), CropLife International (CLI) and CIOPORA. An ISC […]

Competing Patent Reform Bills In US Congress

Competing Patent Reform Bills In US Congress

Senate Democrats have introduced a patent reform bill in the US Senate that aims to reform the USPTO’s post-grant proceedings established by the America Invents Act. This bill, abbreviated the STRONG Act, aims to bring the practices of the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board in line with those of district courts. Under the bill, […]

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