Archive: June, 2015

European patents

Global dossier now extended to include USPTO data

The EPO has extended the Global dossier service to include file wrapper data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The project is an initiative by the EPO, JPO, KIPO, China’s State Industrial Property Office (SIPO) and the USPTO, collectively referred to as the IP5 offices, who agreed to make available information produced […]

Companies owning IP rights outshine competitors in economic performance

Companies owning IP rights outshine competitors in economic performance

Companies owning intellectual property rights (IPRs) have, in general, 29% higher revenue per employee, about six times as many employees and pay wages that are up to 20% higher than firms which do not own IPRs. These are the main findings of a study carried out by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market […]

Entitlement to reductions in PCT fees for applicants from certain countries

Entitlement to reductions in PCT fees for applicants from certain countries

Revisions to the eligibility criteria for certain fee reductions were made during the 46th session of the Assembly of the PCT Union (PCT Assembly) which was held in September 2014. Slovenia was added, together with the PCT Contracting States of Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Portugal and Saudi Arabia, and the non-PCT Contracting States of the Bahamas, […]

Modernising trademark registration - green light from Legal Affairs MEPs

Modernising trademark registration – green light from Legal Affairs MEPs

Provisional deal on new trademark legislation, aiming to foster economic growth by modernising trademark registration and protection rules, was backed by the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday.  The deal, reached by the Parliament and the Council negotiators on 21 April, still needs to be endorsed by the full house as well as the Member […]

Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs

Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs

Plans to help businesses obtain legal redress against the theft or misuse of their trade secrets were backed by the legal affairs committee on Tuesday. The committee clarified the draft rules to ensure respect for freedom of expression and information, including media freedom, and provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers. “Fighting against economic and industrial espionage, […]

New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions”

New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions”

Publishing house IP Bulgaria presents its new edition – the book by att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov “Trademarks – oppositions”. “Trademarks – oppositions” examines in depth the procedures of opposition in trademark registration in Bulgaria and in the European Community (Community trademarks). The opposition procedure is an essential part of the whole procedure of trademark registration. Four […]

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Publishing house IP Bulgaria presents its new edition – the book by att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov “Trademarks – oppositions”. “Trademarks – oppositions” examines in depth the procedures of opposition in trademark registration in Bulgaria and in the European Community (Community trademarks). The opposition procedure is an essential part of the whole procedure of trademark registration. Four […]

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ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress

ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress

Global collaboration is the key to creating the best possible environment for sustainable agriculture and food security, a record attendance at the World Seed Congress was told. The 2015 International Seed Federation (ISF) congress attracted 1600 delegates from 64 countries to Krakow, Poland – the highest number in its 66-year history. At the opening ceremony […]

ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress

ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress

Global collaboration is the key to creating the best possible environment for sustainable agriculture and food security, a record attendance at the World Seed Congress was told. The 2015 International Seed Federation (ISF) congress attracted 1600 delegates from 64 countries to Krakow, Poland – the highest number in its 66-year history. At the opening ceremony […]

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Global collaboration is the key to creating the best possible environment for sustainable agriculture and food security, a record attendance at the World Seed Congress was told. The 2015 International Seed Federation (ISF) congress attracted 1600 delegates from 64 countries to Krakow, Poland – the highest number in its 66-year history. At the opening ceremony […]

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Counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods – knowledge building conference

Counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods – knowledge building conference

An OHIM knowledge building conference on counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods has taken place from 3 to 5 June at OHIM in Alicante. The event, part of a series of similar events targeting various sectors, is co-hosted by OHIM, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, Europol and Eurojust. Speakers […]

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An OHIM knowledge building conference on counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods has taken place from 3 to 5 June at OHIM in Alicante. The event, part of a series of similar events targeting various sectors, is co-hosted by OHIM, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, Europol and Eurojust. Speakers […]

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The United States and Japan join the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. What does it mean for users?

The United States and Japan join the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. What does it mean for users?

As of 13th May 2015, International applications for registration of industrial designs may be filed designating two new members of the Hague system: Japan and the United States (the US). The accession of these two countries has led to changes in filing with the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which […]

Social dialogue in EPO: discussion continues

Social dialogue in EPO: discussion continues

A second roundtable meeting took place on 28 May 2015 with the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad, EPO President Benoît Battistelli, representatives of SUEPO and FFPE to resume discussion on the formal recognition of trade unions within the EPO legal framework. These debates were supported by a progress report which presented the outcomes […]

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A second roundtable meeting took place on 28 May 2015 with the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad, EPO President Benoît Battistelli, representatives of SUEPO and FFPE to resume discussion on the formal recognition of trade unions within the EPO legal framework. These debates were supported by a progress report which presented the outcomes […]

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ETMDN-Italy and Croatia implement Forecasting

ETMDN-Italy and Croatia implement Forecasting

The Forecasting Tool, developed by the Cooperation Fund, has been implemented in the Italian and Croatian intellectual property offices, bringing the total number of implementing offices in the ETMDN up to 15. The tool provides a best practice forecasting model in an easy-to use web application. Any data that is a driver for trade mark […]

Proposal for changes to the Nice Classification

Proposal for changes to the Nice Classification

During the 25th Session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union held from 27 April to 1 May 2015 and attended by representatives of KC G&S Issues, the OHIM presented the Proposal for changes to the Class Headings and Explanatory Notes prepared by the CP1 Working Group. The Nice Classification is the primary […]

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During the 25th Session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union held from 27 April to 1 May 2015 and attended by representatives of KC G&S Issues, the OHIM presented the Proposal for changes to the Class Headings and Explanatory Notes prepared by the CP1 Working Group. The Nice Classification is the primary […]

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Heads of the world's five largest intellectual property offices agree to focus on improving services

Heads of the world’s five largest intellectual property offices agree to focus on improving services

The heads of the world’s five largest intellectual property offices (IP5), met in Suzhou, China, pledged to step up their co-operation in order to further optimise their services to users and the public. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO), […]