Japanese and Korean patent data now available in Global Dossier

Japanese and Korean patent data now available in Global Dossier

The EPO announced that it has extended its Global Dossier service to include data from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). The announcement came at the Fédération Internationale des Counseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) World Congress, which is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The project […]

Masahiro Hara, Takayuki Nagaya and team awarded within European Inventor Award 2014

Masahiro Hara, Takayuki Nagaya and team awarded within European Inventor Award 2014

The EPO presented the European Inventor Award 2014, last month in Berlin to outstanding inventors or teams, honouring their contribution to social, economic and technological progress. The award ceremony, held at the former Kaiserliches Telegrafenamt (Imperial Telegraph Office) in Germany’s capital, was attended by some 500 guests from the fields of business, science, culture and politics, including German […]

Japan Joining the treaty of Locarno

Japan Joining the treaty of Locarno

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of Japan, on June 24, 2014, of its instrument of accession to the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs, signed at Locarno […]

IP5 Heads of Office meeting in Busan: move towards public access to patent information

IP5 Heads of Office meeting in Busan: move towards public access to patent information

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) hosted a meeting of the heads of the five major intellectual property offices, known as the IP5, in Busan, Korea from June 4 to 6, 2014, with the participation of the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic […]

TM5 website launched

TM5 website launched

A new website dedicated to the Trade Mark 5 (TM5) offices and their joint activities, has been launched. The TM5 partner offices – the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), OHIM, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (SAIC) and the United States Patent and […]