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Artificial Intelligence

High-level colloquium on Artificial Intelligence

On 28-29 March AIPLA, AIPPI and FICPI jointly organised a high-level colloquium on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a focus on AI and Patent, Copyright and Trade Secret protection in Turin, Italy.

.eu top-level domain

REGULATION (EU) 2019/517 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 19 March 2019 on the implementation and functioning of the .eu top-level domain name and amending and repealing Regulation (EC) No 733/2002 and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 874/2004 (Text with EEA relevance) THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in […]

27bis(6) and 27ter(2)(b)

Several countries with notifications under new Rules 27bis(6) and 27ter(2)(b)

Notifications under new rules 27bis(6) and 27ter(2)(b) of the Common Regulations Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, the territorial entity of Curaçao, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Liberia, Mexico, San Marino, Thailand and Ukraine have notified the Director General of WIPO in accordance with new Rules 27bis(6) and 27ter(2)(b) of the Common Regulations, which entered into force on February 1, […]

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Denmark

Change in the Amounts of the Individual Fee: Denmark

As from July 1, 2019, the amounts of the individual fee payable in respect of Denmark will change. The Government of Denmark has notified to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) a declaration modifying the amounts of the individual fee payable with respect to Denmark under Article 8(7) of the Madrid […]

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 […]