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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 […]
Entered into force on 07.10.2014, Law 55/14, dated 25.09.2014 “On Amendments and Additions to the Law no. 9947, dated 07.07.2008, “On Industrial Property” change “, published in the Official Gazette nr.94/2014.

Entered into force on 07.10.2014, Law 55/14, dated 25.09.2014 “On Amendments and Additions to the Law no. 9947, dated 07.07.2008, “On Industrial Property” change “, published in the Official Gazette nr.94/2014.

In Article 73 of the SAA, Albania commits itself within four years taken all measures to ensure a level of protection of intellectual property rights similar to that of European countries. National Intellectual Property Strategy for 2010-2015, pursuant to commitments made in Article 73 of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, establishes full harmonization of legislation […]

How does the IP Court identify evidence of trademark use in practice?

How does the IP Court identify evidence of trademark use in practice?

Trademark at issue: (Reg. No. 01033546)Trademark Owner: FORMOSA AUTOMOBILE CORPORATION Designated goods: Automobiles; Vans; Jeep; Stage wagon; Bodies for vehicles; Rims for vehicle wheels; vehicle steering wheels; Transmission shaft; Driving motors for land vehicles; Windscreens; Car engine; Electric vehicles; Electricity-driven motorcycle; Vehicle transmission; Catalytic converters; Vehicle suspension device; Vehicle anti-lock braking system (ABS); Bicycles; Steamship; Aeroplanes. […]

Trademark at issue: (Reg. No. 01033546)Trademark Owner: FORMOSA AUTOMOBILE CORPORATION Designated goods: Automobiles; Vans; Jeep; Stage wagon; Bodies for vehicles; Rims for vehicle wheels; vehicle steering wheels; Transmission shaft; Driving motors for land vehicles; Windscreens; Car engine; Electric vehicles; Electricity-driven motorcycle; Vehicle transmission; Catalytic converters; Vehicle suspension device; Vehicle anti-lock braking system (ABS); Bicycles; Steamship; Aeroplanes. […]
WIPO Director General Welcomes Ratification by China of Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Inaugurates WIPO China Office

WIPO Director General Welcomes Ratification by China of Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Inaugurates WIPO China Office

General Director of WIPO, Francis Gurry, welcomed the ratification of the Beijing Treaty an Audiovisual Performance by the People’s Republic of China during an official visit to Beijing at which the Director General also participated in the inauguration of the new WIPO China Office. China’s instrument of ratification was presented to Mr. Gurry by Mr. […]

Israel IP 2013, a Quantitive Overview

Israel IP 2013, a Quantitive Overview

The Israel Patent Office has published its summary of 2013. Their focus is on their efficiency. I have culled and am reporting the information that I believe is of more value to IP practitioners. My interpretative comments are in italics. To enjoy the graphs and the graphics - a hot air balloon lifting a paper car, and no-doubt signifying […]

The Israel Patent Office has published its summary of 2013. Their focus is on their efficiency. I have culled and am reporting the information that I believe is of more value to IP practitioners. My interpretative comments are in italics. To enjoy the graphs and the graphics - a hot air balloon lifting a paper car, and no-doubt signifying […]