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Withdrawal of notification by New Zealand

Withdrawal of notification by New Zealand

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks Withdrawal of the notification made under Rule 40(6) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol

Jérôme Galon

Winners of the European Inventor Award 2019 – Research

Jérôme Galon Invention: Immunoscore®, a clearer cancer test


Brazil Joins WIPO’s International Trademark System

Major New Benefits for Brand Owners in Brazil and Around the World

Brexit impact

European case law – nature and evidence of use

The case: EUTM proprietor registered the figurative mark TESTA ROSSA for goods and services in Classes 7, 11, 20, 21, 25, 28, 30, 34 and 38. An application for partial revocation pursuant to Article 51(1)(a) CTMR was filed in respect of all the goods and services except for coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, chocolate, chocolate-based beverages […]

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New Industrial Property Code in Portugal

On their website, Baptista, Monteverde & Associados announced that on Monday, July 1st the new Industrial Property Code of Portugal has entered into force.

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Variety description of parental lines and hybrids

In order for the CPVO to respect its commitment to openness and to better address public access requests, including in case where the subject matter is a parental line or a hybrid, variety descriptions (VDs) of parental lines and hybrids are now publicly available on the CPVO website.

Klaus Feichtinger

Winners of the European Inventor Award 2019 – Industry

Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl Invention: Higher-performance plastic recycling


ID5 Mid-Term Meeting in Tokyo

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) hosted the ID5 Mid-Term Meeting in Tokyo on 24 June 2019.

Albania Joins Geneva Act of WIPO's Lisbon Agreement

Albania Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

Albania deposited on June 26, 2019 its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

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USPTO seeks nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

Nominations must be received by July 12, 2019

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Global Innovation Index 2019

The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 will be released in New Delhi, India, on July 24, 2019. The Index provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 129 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication.

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EPO honours exceptional inventors with European Inventor Award 2019

The European Patent Office (EPO) honoured exceptional inventors from Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain with the European Inventor Award 2019 at a ceremony in Vienna.

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Intellectual Property Rights in International Trade – Public Hearing

Yesterday in Brussels, members of INTA Committee heard from experts, academics and industry how current IPRs impact trade and in turn how trade impacts IPRs. The hearing aimed at providing a view on existing IPR provisions in free trade agreements, their implementation and enforcement, possible improvements for the future, while taking account of the WTO […]

Judgment of Subjective Criteria in Patent Infringement

Judgment of Subjective Criteria in Patent Infringement

Company A, the patentee of the patent at issue, claims that its dealer has sold two products (robot vacuum cleaner) of the patent at issue with the indication of the patent number on the online shopping center of Company B. Also, Company A has authorized the patent at issue to another company who has also indicated […]


India Joins Three Key WIPO International Classification Treaties

India has joined three WIPO treaties designed to ease the search for trademarks and industrial designs, helping brand owners and designers in their efforts to obtain protection for their own work. The accessions underline India’s strong multilateral engagement with the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said.

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