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EPO and IMPI agree on CPC introduction in Mexico

EPO and IMPI agree on CPC introduction in Mexico

Meeting in Munich this week the heads of the EPO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by the IMPI. Jointly introduced by the EPO and the USPTO in 2013 and built on the EPO’s in-house ECLA classification the […]

Copyright Act of Thailand has been added to WIPO database

Copyright Act of Thailand has been added to WIPO database

The Copyright Act (No. 3) B.E. 2558 (A.D. 2015) was approved by the National Legislative Assembly, signed into law by the King and published in the Royal Gazette on February 5, 2015. It came into force on April 6, 2015, on the sixtieth day after the publication in the Royal Gazette on February 5, 2015. […]

The Supreme Court Rules Patent Licensing Beyond Patent Term is Anti-Competitive

The Supreme Court Rules Patent Licensing Beyond Patent Term is Anti-Competitive

The Supreme Court Rules Patent Licensing Beyond Patent Term is Anti-Competitive. In, Kimble v. Marvel, The Supreme Court considered anti-competitive concerns to patent licensing contracts beyond the term of a patent. Stated another way the case is about post-expiration patent royalties. The US has had a longstanding ban on such royalties, as a result of […]

Community trade mark regulation

Copyright reform: promote cultural diversity and ensure access to it, say MEPs

Forthcoming proposals to reform EU copyright law for the digital era must ensure a fair balance between the rights and interests of both creators and consumers, said MEPs on Thursday. They called for ways to improve access to online content across borders, while recognizing the importance of territorial licences, particularly for TV and film productions. […]

Canada ratified the UPOV Convention

Canada ratified the UPOV Convention

The Government of Canada deposited its instrument of ratification of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants on June 19, 2015. The purpose of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety […]

17th annual Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards

17th annual Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards

The winners of the seventeenth annual Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards, sponsored by Reconnaissance International’s Authentication News™ and the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) Network were announced in Paris on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day.  The awards were made as a continuing recognition of special achievements by organisations, companies and individuals. John Anderson, Chairman of the GACG Network of national […]

co-operation

Global dossier now extended to include USPTO data

The EPO has extended the Global dossier service to include file wrapper data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The project is an initiative by the EPO, JPO, KIPO, China’s State Industrial Property Office (SIPO) and the USPTO, collectively referred to as the IP5 offices, who agreed to make available information produced […]

Companies owning IP rights outshine competitors in economic performance

Companies owning IP rights outshine competitors in economic performance

Companies owning intellectual property rights (IPRs) have, in general, 29% higher revenue per employee, about six times as many employees and pay wages that are up to 20% higher than firms which do not own IPRs. These are the main findings of a study carried out by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market […]

fees

Entitlement to reductions in PCT fees for applicants from certain countries

Revisions to the eligibility criteria for certain fee reductions were made during the 46th session of the Assembly of the PCT Union (PCT Assembly) which was held in September 2014. Slovenia was added, together with the PCT Contracting States of Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Portugal and Saudi Arabia, and the non-PCT Contracting States of the Bahamas, […]

EU Intellectual Property Action Plan

Modernising trademark registration – green light from Legal Affairs MEPs

Provisional deal on new trademark legislation, aiming to foster economic growth by modernising trademark registration and protection rules, was backed by the Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday.  The deal, reached by the Parliament and the Council negotiators on 21 April, still needs to be endorsed by the full house as well as the Member […]

copyright rules

Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs

Plans to help businesses obtain legal redress against the theft or misuse of their trade secrets were backed by the legal affairs committee on Tuesday. The committee clarified the draft rules to ensure respect for freedom of expression and information, including media freedom, and provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers. “Fighting against economic and industrial espionage, […]

New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions”

New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions”

Publishing house IP Bulgaria presents its new edition – the book by att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov “Trademarks – oppositions”. “Trademarks – oppositions” examines in depth the procedures of opposition in trademark registration in Bulgaria and in the European Community (Community trademarks). The opposition procedure is an essential part of the whole procedure of trademark registration. Four […]

The post New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions” appeared first on IP Bulgaria.

Publishing house IP Bulgaria presents its new edition – the book by att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov “Trademarks – oppositions”. “Trademarks – oppositions” examines in depth the procedures of opposition in trademark registration in Bulgaria and in the European Community (Community trademarks). The opposition procedure is an essential part of the whole procedure of trademark registration. Four […]

The post New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions” appeared first on IP Bulgaria.

ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress

ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress

Global collaboration is the key to creating the best possible environment for sustainable agriculture and food security, a record attendance at the World Seed Congress was told. The 2015 International Seed Federation (ISF) congress attracted 1600 delegates from 64 countries to Krakow, Poland – the highest number in its 66-year history. At the opening ceremony […]

The post ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress appeared first on IP Basis.

Global collaboration is the key to creating the best possible environment for sustainable agriculture and food security, a record attendance at the World Seed Congress was told. The 2015 International Seed Federation (ISF) congress attracted 1600 delegates from 64 countries to Krakow, Poland – the highest number in its 66-year history. At the opening ceremony […]

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Counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods – knowledge building conference

Counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods – knowledge building conference

An OHIM knowledge building conference on counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods has taken place from 3 to 5 June at OHIM in Alicante. The event, part of a series of similar events targeting various sectors, is co-hosted by OHIM, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, Europol and Eurojust. Speakers […]

The post Counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods – knowledge building conference appeared first on European Union.

An OHIM knowledge building conference on counterfeiting of cosmetics, perfumes and luxury goods has taken place from 3 to 5 June at OHIM in Alicante. The event, part of a series of similar events targeting various sectors, is co-hosted by OHIM, through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, Europol and Eurojust. Speakers […]

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The United States and Japan join the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. What does it mean for users?

The United States and Japan join the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs. What does it mean for users?

As of 13th May 2015, International applications for registration of industrial designs may be filed designating two new members of the Hague system: Japan and the United States (the US). The accession of these two countries has led to changes in filing with the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which […]

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