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Rule 27

Finland – notification under new Rule 27ter(2)(b) of the Common Regulations

The Government of Finland has notified the Director General of WIPO in accordance with new Rule 27 ter(2)(b) of the Common Regulations, which has entered into force on February 1, 2019.

Agreement reached on digital copyright rules

Agreement reached on digital copyright rules

Creatives and news publishers will be empowered to negotiate with internet giants thanks to a deal reached on copyright rules which also contains safeguards on freedom of expression.

women inventors

New report on trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents,” a report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on U.S. patents granted from 1976 through 2016.

Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies

XXII Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies

Dear ladies and gentlemen! I invite you to participate in the XXII Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies “Archimedes” which will take place from 26 to 29th of March 2019 in Moscow, pavilion 2 of congress exposition center “Sokolniki”!

geographical indications

World IP indicators – Plant varieties and Geographical indications

In a series of publications, we will present to you statistical data gathered by the World intellectual property organization about the different IP objects. The topic of today’s publication are plant varieties and geographical indications.

creative industry

World IP indicators – industrial designs and creative economy

We present to you the third publication related to World Intellectual Property Indicators. Today’s topic are industrial designs and creative economy. An estimated 945,100 industrial design applications containing 1.24 million designs were filed worldwide in 2017.

trademark filings

World IP indicators – trademarks

It is time for our second publication related to World Intellectual Property Indicators. Today we talk about trademarks.

World IP indicators - patent activity

World IP indicators – patent activity

Demand for intellectual property (IP) tools throughout the world is constantly growing. It reached record heights in 2017. It is not surprising that China leads the growth in filings for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and other IP rights that are at the heart of the global economy.

Benelux

Fees in Benelux will increase after 1st January 2019

The official fees in Benelux for trademarks will increase from 1st January 2019. Also the system will change, from 1st January 2019 the system that there is one official fee for 1 to 3 classes will be abandoned. Instead, there will be separate class fees for renewals and fresh applications. The extra class fee from […]

Laura Peter

Laura Peter – deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of Laura A. Peter as deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), effective November 13, 2018. Ms. Peter most recently held the position of deputy general counsel of A10 Networks in Silicon Valley and […]

patent activity

Brief summary of precedential patent case decisions – October 2018

Contained herein are summary abstracts of significant new points of law from the precedential decisions in patent cases this month. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., 17-374-LPS and 17-379-LPS (D. Del. 10/18/2018). This is memorandum opinion by the D. Del. district court. Mylan moved to dismiss or transfer, alleging improper venue pursuant to […]

As of November 19 - New Amounts of the Individual Fee regarding Turkey

As of November 19 – New Amounts of the Individual Fee regarding Turkey

In accordance with Rule 35(2)(d) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has established that as from November 19, 2018, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Turkey will change. Those amounts will be: 73 Swiss francs for one […]

machine learning

EPO issues Guidelines for Examination concerning Artificial intelligence and machine learning

For the first time, the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued guidance on the patentability of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. The guidance will become valid on 1 November 2018. According to the Guidelines: Artificial intelligence and machine learning are based on computational models and algorithms for classification, clustering, regression and dimensionality reduction, such […]

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Colombia

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Colombia

As from January 1, 2019, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Colombia will change. Those amounts will be: 297 Swiss francs for one class of goods or services and 148 Swiss francs for each additional class, when designating Colombia in an international application or subsequently.  Where the mark is a collective […]

accession

Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Malawi

On September 25, 2018, the Government of Malawi deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol. It contained: the declaration extending the refusal period to 18 months and making it possible to notify refusals based on opposition after the expiry of that period (Article 5(2)(b) and (c) of the Madrid Protocol); the notification […]