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Impact of intellectual property infringements

Impact of intellectual property infringements

Intellectual property (IP) infringements, including counterfeiting and piracy: damage the economy of a country; threaten the health and safety of consumers; and attract organised crime. Consequently, it is the responsibility of Governments and law enforcement agencies, whose primary role is to protect society, to prevent IP infringements. The international police organisation, Interpol, states ”Trademark counterfeiting […]

US Consultations on Intellectual Property Infringement

US Consultations on Intellectual Property Infringement

In May, CLDP held consultations on intellectual property enforcement matter designed for 7 judges from general jurisdiction and appeals courts in Armenia and an official from the Justice Academy of Armenia.  CLDP informs also about a meeting with USPTO, the Federal Judicial Center, and United States District Courts. There were reviewed points of case law […]

Guides for basic assistance to intellectual property rights

Guides for basic assistance to intellectual property rights

These guides are written to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) rights holders and their advisers on the IP protection and enforcement system in the countries concerned. The current batch of guides now includes India . The guides are intended to provide simple guidelines on how rights holders can protect their IP assets and […]

Community trademarks – looking after your rights

Community trademarks – looking after your rights

A Community trademark confers on the proprietor exclusive rights therein. The proprietor shall be entitled to prevent all third parties not having consent from using it in the course of trade. Art. 9 of the CTM Regulation You are responsible for enforcing your registered trademark. To do this effectively you must ensure your trademark is correctly […]

A Community trademark confers on the proprietor exclusive rights therein. The proprietor shall be entitled to prevent all third parties not having consent from using it in the course of trade. Art. 9 of the CTM Regulation You are responsible for enforcing your registered trademark. To do this effectively you must ensure your trademark is correctly […]
Public Procurement Seminar in Armenia

Public Procurement Seminar in Armenia

CLDP reports about the April Seminar on the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) for Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement in Yerevan which was organized together with the WTO Secretariat, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Ministry of Finance of Armenia. According to CLDP, the program of the event was […]

EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Marquéz, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular. This agreement, which follows the successful […]

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Marquéz, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular. This agreement, which follows the successful […]
Annual report for 2013 – inventions and utility models

Annual report for 2013 – inventions and utility models

In 2013, 132 applications on inventions and 40 applications on utility models were filed with the Intellectual Property Agency, out of which 165 by national applicants and 7 by foreign applicants. The total number of applications on inventions and utility models has been 3851 since 1992 as of December 31, 2013. As compared with 2012 the total number of applications filed has decreased […]

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market – Service Charter for 2014

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market – Service Charter for 2014

The OHIM is pleased to publish the result of the first quarter of the Service Charter for 2014. Its performance is presented in an entirely reviewed format integrating the timeline used for other purposes on the website. This change has been introduced to provide a much more visible presentation of the steps showing timeliness and […]

The OHIM is pleased to publish the result of the first quarter of the Service Charter for 2014. Its performance is presented in an entirely reviewed format integrating the timeline used for other purposes on the website. This change has been introduced to provide a much more visible presentation of the steps showing timeliness and […]
The Back Office project kicks off accross Europe

The Back Office project kicks off accross Europe

An OHIM team was in Athens for two weeks, working with both Greek offices to prepare the Back Office project. As the pilots near completion in Finland and Poland, 10 other intellectual property offices are getting ready to follow. These include Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, BOIP, Greece GGE, Greece OBI, Malta, Slovenia, Romania, and Spain. Both Greek […]

An OHIM team was in Athens for two weeks, working with both Greek offices to prepare the Back Office project. As the pilots near completion in Finland and Poland, 10 other intellectual property offices are getting ready to follow. These include Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, BOIP, Greece GGE, Greece OBI, Malta, Slovenia, Romania, and Spain. Both Greek […]
Are Lovol and Volvo Confusingly Similar?

Are Lovol and Volvo Confusingly Similar?

Hebei Aulion Heavy Industries LTD filed trademark applications for LOVOL, including stylized word marks 210591 and 210633 and a logo 210639 and 210640. The marks cover harvesters, agricultural machinery, road rollers, diggers, chargers, concrete mixers, bailers, threshers, rice separators, motors that are not for vehicles, agricultural transporters, motorbikes, cranes, horizontal trains, bicycles, electrical vehicles, vehicle engines, lorries with […]

Hebei Aulion Heavy Industries LTD filed trademark applications for LOVOL, including stylized word marks 210591 and 210633 and a logo 210639 and 210640. The marks cover harvesters, agricultural machinery, road rollers, diggers, chargers, concrete mixers, bailers, threshers, rice separators, motors that are not for vehicles, agricultural transporters, motorbikes, cranes, horizontal trains, bicycles, electrical vehicles, vehicle engines, lorries with […]
Does a former Employee Have Inalienable Rights to Royalties in a Service Invention?

Does a former Employee Have Inalienable Rights to Royalties in a Service Invention?

In Israel Law, an invention by an employee is owned by the company. Section 134 of the Israel Patent Act 1967 provides a mechanism for calculating the compensation that the inventor is entitled to. In an important decision, the committee consisting of a Judge, the  Commissioner, and a Professor ruled that the compensation is not a […]

In Israel Law, an invention by an employee is owned by the company. Section 134 of the Israel Patent Act 1967 provides a mechanism for calculating the compensation that the inventor is entitled to. In an important decision, the committee consisting of a Judge, the  Commissioner, and a Professor ruled that the compensation is not a […]
La OAMI busca nuevos comercios para su sede

La OAMI busca nuevos comercios para su sede

La Oficina lanza una convocatoria para recibir propuestas comerciales a desarrollar dentro de su sede en Alicante (España) Se invita al candidato a ser innovador con la oferta de servicio a prestar. La OAMI pretende crear un ambiente de trabajo acogedor, confortable y práctico, que cubra las necesidades de los trabajadores y añada un valor […]

La Oficina lanza una convocatoria para recibir propuestas comerciales a desarrollar dentro de su sede en Alicante (España) Se invita al candidato a ser innovador con la oferta de servicio a prestar. La OAMI pretende crear un ambiente de trabajo acogedor, confortable y práctico, que cubra las necesidades de los trabajadores y añada un valor […]
WIPO regional conference on good governance of collective management organisations in Slovenia

WIPO regional conference on good governance of collective management organisations in Slovenia

On 8 and 9 October 2014 the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office will organise in Ljubljana, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) a regional event on good governance and efficient operations of collective management organizations in the field of copyright and related rights in form of a 2 day conference. The goal of this […]

On 8 and 9 October 2014 the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office will organise in Ljubljana, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) a regional event on good governance and efficient operations of collective management organizations in the field of copyright and related rights in form of a 2 day conference. The goal of this […]
OHIM participates in the Italian Intellectual Property Information day

OHIM participates in the Italian Intellectual Property Information day

Yesterday the Italian Intellectual Property Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi) organised an information day on the activities and services of OHIM. A delegation from OHIM, headed by President António Campinos, travelled to Rome to meet the Italian Director General, Loredana Gulino, and exchange views on issues of common interest. The OHIM delegation presented, during […]

Yesterday the Italian Intellectual Property Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi) organised an information day on the activities and services of OHIM. A delegation from OHIM, headed by President António Campinos, travelled to Rome to meet the Italian Director General, Loredana Gulino, and exchange views on issues of common interest. The OHIM delegation presented, during […]
OHIM participates in the Italian Intellectual Property Information day

OHIM participates in the Italian Intellectual Property Information day

Yesterday the Italian Intellectual Property Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi) organised an information day on the activities and services of OHIM. A delegation from OHIM, headed by President António Campinos, travelled to Rome to meet the Italian Director General, Loredana Gulino, and exchange views on issues of common interest. The OHIM delegation presented, during […]

Yesterday the Italian Intellectual Property Office (Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi) organised an information day on the activities and services of OHIM. A delegation from OHIM, headed by President António Campinos, travelled to Rome to meet the Italian Director General, Loredana Gulino, and exchange views on issues of common interest. The OHIM delegation presented, during […]