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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 […]

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

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 […]

Social dialogue in EPO: discussion continues

Social dialogue in EPO: discussion continues

A second roundtable meeting took place on 28 May 2015 with the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad, EPO President Benoît Battistelli, representatives of SUEPO and FFPE to resume discussion on the formal recognition of trade unions within the EPO legal framework. These debates were supported by a progress report which presented the outcomes […]

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A second roundtable meeting took place on 28 May 2015 with the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad, EPO President Benoît Battistelli, representatives of SUEPO and FFPE to resume discussion on the formal recognition of trade unions within the EPO legal framework. These debates were supported by a progress report which presented the outcomes […]

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ETMDN-Italy and Croatia implement Forecasting

ETMDN-Italy and Croatia implement Forecasting

The Forecasting Tool, developed by the Cooperation Fund, has been implemented in the Italian and Croatian intellectual property offices, bringing the total number of implementing offices in the ETMDN up to 15. The tool provides a best practice forecasting model in an easy-to use web application. Any data that is a driver for trade mark […]

Proposal for changes to the Nice Classification

Proposal for changes to the Nice Classification

During the 25th Session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union held from 27 April to 1 May 2015 and attended by representatives of KC G&S Issues, the OHIM presented the Proposal for changes to the Class Headings and Explanatory Notes prepared by the CP1 Working Group. The Nice Classification is the primary […]

The post Proposal for changes to the Nice Classification appeared first on European Union.

During the 25th Session of the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union held from 27 April to 1 May 2015 and attended by representatives of KC G&S Issues, the OHIM presented the Proposal for changes to the Class Headings and Explanatory Notes prepared by the CP1 Working Group. The Nice Classification is the primary […]

The post Proposal for changes to the Nice Classification appeared first on European Union.

Heads of the world's five largest intellectual property offices agree to focus on improving services

Heads of the world’s five largest intellectual property offices agree to focus on improving services

The heads of the world’s five largest intellectual property offices (IP5), met in Suzhou, China, pledged to step up their co-operation in order to further optimise their services to users and the public. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO), […]

The Tunisian IP Office  (INNORPI) joins TMclass

The Tunisian IP Office (INNORPI) joins TMclass

As of 15 May 2015, The Tunisian IP Office Institut National de la Normalisation et de la Propriété Industrielle (INNORPI) joins TMclass search tool. These latest additions bring a total of 45 national and regional IP Offices, including OHIM, WIPO and OAPI, into the tool. TMclass now offers users the opportunity to search and translate […]

OLAF helps Dutch and Italian customs authorities seize 223.000 bottles of counterfeit shampoo

OLAF helps Dutch and Italian customs authorities seize 223.000 bottles of counterfeit shampoo

In a successful operation initiated thanks to information provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the Dutch and Italian customs seized 223.440 bottles of counterfeit shampoo in Rotterdam and Gioia Tauro. During joint controls, OLAF and the Dutch and Italian customs authorities discovered three containers loaded with counterfeit shampoo coming from Asia. Through coordinated action, […]

The Icelandic Patent Office joins Designview

The Icelandic Patent Office joins Designview

As of 18 May 2015, the Icelandic Patent Office (ELS – IPO) has made their design data available to the Designview search tool. The integration of ELS – IPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners. With ELS – IPO on-board, there are now […]

Grace Period Restoration Act seeks to Amend AIA

Grace Period Restoration Act seeks to Amend AIA

A new bill before the House and Senate seeks to amend the AIA to provide for a more forgiving one-year grace period in which an inventor may disclose their invention before filing a patent application. While the AIA has such a grace period, it is limited to disclosures of the claimed invention, and it is […]

The principality of Monaco cannot claim any protection within the European Union for the international trademark MONACO for certain goods and services

The principality of Monaco cannot claim any protection within the European Union for the international trademark MONACO for certain goods and services

The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

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The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

The post The principality of Monaco cannot claim any protection within the European Union for the international trademark MONACO for certain goods and services appeared first on European Union.

Federal Circuit: Limited Power to Hear Appeals on Motions to Stay

Federal Circuit: Limited Power to Hear Appeals on Motions to Stay

In Intellectual Ventures v. JPMorgan, the Federal Circuit held that the mere filing of a petition for covered business method (CBM) patent review or post-grant review (PGR) under the AIA did not give it the jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a decision on a motion to stay trial court proceedings. In this case, Intellectual […]

Background arts indicated in the description of a patent application can be cited as evidence to invalidate the same patent

Background arts indicated in the description of a patent application can be cited as evidence to invalidate the same patent

When filing a patent application for invention, the applicant is required to contain the background arts which he/she is aware of in the description of the patent application. In addition, the application has to disclose the problem(s) existing in the background arts that the invention aims to solve and its technical solution adopted to solve […]

Opt‐out for classic European patents  (exclusion of Unified Patent Court’s responsibility) 

Opt‐out for classic European patents  (exclusion of Unified Patent Court’s responsibility) 

The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

The post Opt‐out for classic European patents  (exclusion of Unified Patent Court’s responsibility)  appeared first on European Union.

The material is presented by Bockhorni & Kollegen,
Elsenheimerstr. 49, D - 80687 Munich

The post Opt‐out for classic European patents  (exclusion of Unified Patent Court’s responsibility)  appeared first on European Union.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Two Important Patent Cases

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Two Important Patent Cases

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in two major patent cases. The first, Kimble v. Marvel, is a case about post-expiration patent royalties, the first such case to make it before the Supreme Court in fifty years. The US has had a longstanding ban on such royalties, as a result of the holding in […]

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