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Significant Improvement of Belarus IP System

Belarus has six laws that regulate IP rights. These laws are reviewed and improved periodically to ensure they keep pace with technological developments and are in line with international IP standards.

SENADI

Ecuador joins DesignView search tool

As of 11 November 2019, Ecuador’s National Service of Intellectual Rights (SENADI) has made its design data available to the DesignView search tools.

CNIPA

Comprehensive strategic partnership between EPO and CNIPA

At their annual meeting in Suzhou today, EPO President António Campinos and the Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Shen Changyu, agreed to enhance their bilateral co-operation in the framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee:  Colombia

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Colombia

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks

conference

Conference on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Value Addition

November 5 – 8, 2019 Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

European patents

European patents help SMEs commercialise high-potential inventions

A new study published this week by the European Patent Office (EPO) finds that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited.

Martin Ekvad

Successes and challenges of CPVO – interview with Martin Ekvad

Next year, the Community Plant Variety Office which will celebrate its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, the organization recently published on its web page a video interview with CPVO President Martin Ekvad.

Japanese patents

Validation of Chinese and Japanese patents in Laos

In the recent years, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has archived a good reputation of establishing numerous positive mutual economic strategies with two of strongest nations in Asia – China and Japan, and in order to further facilitate its economic relationship with these countries, Laos has gone over many important agreements especially in the field […]

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.