Archive: June, 2016

United States of America  and the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs  - first HAGUE design already registered

United States of America and the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs – first HAGUE design already registered

On 13.02. 2015, the United States of America deposited its instrument of ratification to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (“Hague Agreement”) with the International Bureau of World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). This marked the last step in the membership process for the United States to become […]

Bulgaria becomes ratifies the Unitary Patent Convention (UPC) Agreement

Bulgaria becomes ratifies the Unitary Patent Convention (UPC) Agreement

On 3 June 2016 Bulgaria became the 10th country to ratify the Unitary Patent Convention (UPC) Agreement. The other countries so far are Finland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Malta, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, France and Austria. The unitary patent system requires 13 countries to ratify, including the UK, France and Germany. So apart from the UK and Germany, […]

USPTO To Expand Law School Clinic Certification Program

USPTO To Expand Law School Clinic Certification Program

Program now accepting law school clinic submissions on a rolling basis Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it opened the current Law School Clinic Certification Program (Program) to admit additional schools to commence participation in the Program. This Program allows law students to practice patent and/or trademark law before […]

JAGUAR LAND ROVER (JLR) REGISTERS 3D AUTOMOBILE DESIGN

JAGUAR LAND ROVER (JLR) REGISTERS 3D AUTOMOBILE DESIGN

Jaguar Land Rover applied for the 3D Automobile design for “[m]otor land vehicles and structural parts therefor.” Below is the original drawing of the mark: With evidence of use of the automobile as follows: The design code (DC) attributed to the 3D Automobile Design is 18.05.01 which encompasses all types of automobiles and all types of designs, […]

USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

Nominations must be received by July 25, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before July 25, […]