Archive: October, 2019

Taiwan - Amendment of the Patent Act

Taiwan – Amendment of the Patent Act

The amendment of the Patent Act (hereinafter as “the Amendment”) promulgated on May 1, 2019 will be implemented on November 1, 2019.

IP rights

Two major studies on how SMEs and young Europeans perceive IP

The European Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights has launched two EU-wide studies on the perceptions of IP among European citizens.

International Registration

Malaysia – Accession to the Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is already part of TMview

The TMview search tool now contains trade mark data provided by the Bureau of Intellectual Property within the Office of Economic Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein (AVW).

New Measures to Manage Design Patent Application Priority Claims in Taiwan

New Measures to Manage Design Patent Application Priority Claims in Taiwan

The original regulations of design patent priority claims based on the previous Patent Examination Guidelines stated that:

PCT rule

Canada with withdrawal of its notification of incompatibility under PCT Rule 49ter.1(g)

Withdrawal of Notifications of Incompatibility of Certain Modified PCT Rules with National Laws

DesignEuropa Awards

Third edition of the DesignEuropa Awards

The DesignEuropa Awards, which celebrate excellence in design and design management, are now open for applications and nominations.

EPO - international co-operation on patents

EPO – international co-operation on patents

To strengthen international co-operation on patents, a delegation from the EPO met with representatives of intellectual property offices from around the world on the fringes of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and signed a number of agreements.

USPTO - Update on patent subject matter eligibility

USPTO – Update on patent subject matter eligibility

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today provided notice of an update to the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance (2019 PEG).   The October 2019 Update responds to public comments regarding the 2019 PEG. The update does not change the 2019 PEG, but provides further explanation on how the USPTO applies such […]

SIPO

Slovenian SIPO launches Project Management Office

The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), with the support of EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects and within the framework of the ‘ECP5 Project Management Certification for IP Offices’ project, recently became the first office to set up a Project Management Office (PMO).

Samoa is the new PCT contracting state

Samoa is the new PCT contracting state

On 2 October 2019, Samoa deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT. Thus, it became the 153rd PCT Contracting State and on 2 January 2020, will become bound by the PCT.

CP11 Project – New Types of Trade Mark

CP11 Project – New Types of Trade Mark

The draft Common Practice of the project CP11 ‘New Types of Trade Mark – Examination of formal requirements and absolute grounds for refusal and invalidity’ has been made available in English for comments. This publication refers only to the work-stream 1 of the project: Examination of formalities and absolute grounds for refusal and invalidity.

policymaking

IP Economic Research Guidelines Promote Evidence-Based Policymaking

The World Intellectual Property Organization and its partners have developed a new set of guidelines to raise the quality bar for economic studies. Their aim is also to promote awareness of the need for strong empirical research to help guide policymakers across the globe.

Japanese Inventor with Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Japanese Inventor with Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Japanese chemist Akira Yoshino, winner of the European Inventor Award 2019, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year.

trademark renewal

Upcoming deadline for trademark renewal in Rwanda

Тrademarks filed prior to the coming into force of Rwanda Law 31/2009 on the Protection of Intellectual Property are scheduled for renewal by 14 December 2019.