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Le Mexique et des indications géographiques

Le Mexique et des indications géographiques

Managing IP et Omar Serrano rappelent que le système juridique mexicain ne réglemente pas les indications géographiques. Le droit mexicain de la propriété industrielle « n’interdit l’enregistrement en tant que marque d’une dénomination géographique que lorsqu’elle indique la provenance d’un produit et peut causer de la confusion au sujet de son origine». Il y a des […]

Digital Patent Library is on the focus

Digital Patent Library is on the focus

On 12th of May of 2014 the representatives of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property” (SE “UIIP”) had a working meeting with the Resident Twinning Adviser of EU Twinning Project “Strengthening the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Ukraine” (Project) Mr. Pablo Rodenas and representatives of the Spanish Patent and Trademark […]

On 12th of May of 2014 the representatives of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property” (SE “UIIP”) had a working meeting with the Resident Twinning Adviser of EU Twinning Project “Strengthening the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Ukraine” (Project) Mr. Pablo Rodenas and representatives of the Spanish Patent and Trademark […]
The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM

The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM

The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM in the beggining of May. Miguel Angel Margáin, along with a delegation of senior directors from INPI, visited Alicante. In addition to meeting with President Campinos, the delegation heard updates on OHIM’s work and discussed bilateral cooperation between the two offices. The Mexican Office has already […]

The Director General of the Mexican Office visited OHIM in the beggining of May. Miguel Angel Margáin, along with a delegation of senior directors from INPI, visited Alicante. In addition to meeting with President Campinos, the delegation heard updates on OHIM’s work and discussed bilateral cooperation between the two offices. The Mexican Office has already […]
Change in Claim Definiteness Requirement in the United States

Change in Claim Definiteness Requirement in the United States

In a landmark decision today, June 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court disagreed with a decision of the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on just how definite a claim must be to avoid invalidity. The CAFC had previously held that a claim was not invalid for indefiniteness unless it was “insolubly […]

Uzbekistan is on the Watch List in 2014

Uzbekistan is on the Watch List in 2014

In the 2014 Special 301 Report The United States acknowledges the withdrawal of Uzbekistan’s reservation to Article 18 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. But The Uzbekistani Parliament is strongly advised to take several legislative steps to improve IPR protection: approve Uzbekistan joining the Convention for the Protection of […]

In the 2014 Special 301 Report The United States acknowledges the withdrawal of Uzbekistan’s reservation to Article 18 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. But The Uzbekistani Parliament is strongly advised to take several legislative steps to improve IPR protection: approve Uzbekistan joining the Convention for the Protection of […]
Black and white trademarks in the EU – scope of protection

Black and white trademarks in the EU – scope of protection

On the 15th of April 2014, OHIM released a Common Communication on  the scope of protection of black and white trade marks. OHIM will implement the new common practice on 2 June 2014.The Communication will be implemented in the other participating offices, namely –   AT, BG, BX, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, GR, HR, HU, […]

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On the 15th of April 2014, OHIM released a Common Communication on  the scope of protection of black and white trade marks. OHIM will implement the new common practice on 2 June 2014.The Communication will be implemented in the other participating offices, namely –   AT, BG, BX, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, GR, HR, HU, […]

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Black and white trademarks in the EU – scope of protection

Black and white trademarks in the EU – scope of protection

On the 15th of April 2014, OHIM released a Common Communication on  the scope of protection of black and white trade marks. OHIM will implement the new common practice on 2 June 2014.The Communication will be implemented in the other participating offices, namely –   AT, BG, BX, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, GR, HR, HU, […]

On the 15th of April 2014, OHIM released a Common Communication on  the scope of protection of black and white trade marks. OHIM will implement the new common practice on 2 June 2014.The Communication will be implemented in the other participating offices, namely –   AT, BG, BX, CY, CZ, DE, EE, ES, GR, HR, HU, […]
Turkey is on the Watch List in 2014

Turkey is on the Watch List in 2014

The major concerns about Turkey that are presented in the 2014 Special 301 Watch List include  the export from and transshipment through Turkey of counterfeit and pirated products,  the manufacture of counterfeited luxury goods, digital media, and textiles, software piracy,  need of transparent and effective enforcement of IPR, and the need of ex officio authority […]

The major concerns about Turkey that are presented in the 2014 Special 301 Watch List include  the export from and transshipment through Turkey of counterfeit and pirated products,  the manufacture of counterfeited luxury goods, digital media, and textiles, software piracy,  need of transparent and effective enforcement of IPR, and the need of ex officio authority […]
Tajikistan is on the Watch List in 2014

Tajikistan is on the Watch List in 2014

The United States expects from Tajikistan to implement fully amendments of its Customs Code and to ensure the correspondent authority to its customs and criminal enforcement officials. The major issues for Tajikistan, as per the US, remain criminal IPR infringement, optical disc piracy, government use of unlicensed software. For that reason, The United States will […]

The United States expects from Tajikistan to implement fully amendments of its Customs Code and to ensure the correspondent authority to its customs and criminal enforcement officials. The major issues for Tajikistan, as per the US, remain criminal IPR infringement, optical disc piracy, government use of unlicensed software. For that reason, The United States will […]
The USPTO Deems Changes to 35 USC 119(e)(3) Made in the PLTIA Automatic and Retroactive

The USPTO Deems Changes to 35 USC 119(e)(3) Made in the PLTIA Automatic and Retroactive

The Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act (PLTIA)2 changed 35 USC 119(e)(3), as explained in section IV, in my prior article “Restoration of Priority.”3 There is now a USPTO decision on 35 USC 119(e)(3), as amended by the PLTIA.  The decision is from a “petition under 37 CFR 1.78(b), … to regain benefit of the provisional […]

Romania is on the Watch List in 2014

Romania is on the Watch List in 2014

The 2014 Special 301 Report highlights the progress of Romania in the sphere of IPR enforcement. The positive tendency is a result of the work of the GPO IPR Department and the cooperation between enforcement and prosecution. New procedures for prosecuting IPR crimes have come into force on January 1, 2014. All of this is […]

The 2014 Special 301 Report highlights the progress of Romania in the sphere of IPR enforcement. The positive tendency is a result of the work of the GPO IPR Department and the cooperation between enforcement and prosecution. New procedures for prosecuting IPR crimes have come into force on January 1, 2014. All of this is […]
Lebanon is on the Watch List in 2014

Lebanon is on the Watch List in 2014

The United States stimulates Lebanon to pursue the efforts on IPR legislative reforms and amendments to Lebanon’s patent and copyright laws and the efforts to accede to the WIPO Internet treaties. The Lebanon Parliament is advised to approve several additional IPR treaties-the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the […]

The United States stimulates Lebanon to pursue the efforts on IPR legislative reforms and amendments to Lebanon’s patent and copyright laws and the efforts to accede to the WIPO Internet treaties. The Lebanon Parliament is advised to approve several additional IPR treaties-the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the […]
Out-of-Cycle Review for Kuwait

Out-of-Cycle Review for Kuwait

Kuwait is still on the Watch List, but the United States will conduct an Out-of-Cycle Review in September 2014 to “determine whether to elevate Kuwait to the Priority Watch List”. This decision is due to ”Kuwait’s failure for more than 14 years to draft and pass amendments to its copyright law to meet international standards, and […]

Kuwait is still on the Watch List, but the United States will conduct an Out-of-Cycle Review in September 2014 to “determine whether to elevate Kuwait to the Priority Watch List”. This decision is due to ”Kuwait’s failure for more than 14 years to draft and pass amendments to its copyright law to meet international standards, and […]
Canada is on the Watch List in 2014

Canada is on the Watch List in 2014

The US notes that in 2013 Canada presented again the Combating Counterfeit Products Act to strengthen IPR enforcement, which assigns authority to Canadian customs to confiscate pirated and counterfeit goods at the borders.  The United States welcomes Canada’s will to take actions against IPR related issues and counterfeiting industry. According to the 2014 Special 301 […]

The US notes that in 2013 Canada presented again the Combating Counterfeit Products Act to strengthen IPR enforcement, which assigns authority to Canadian customs to confiscate pirated and counterfeit goods at the borders.  The United States welcomes Canada’s will to take actions against IPR related issues and counterfeiting industry. According to the 2014 Special 301 […]
Argentina remains on the Priority Watch List in 2014

Argentina remains on the Priority Watch List in 2014

USTR reminds that Argentina is on the Priority Watch List since 1996. US notes the “little” progress of Argentina the past year, but gives the following statement for the country’s development in the IP sphere, where US concerns for intellectual property laws enforcement prevail:” high levels of piracy and counterfeiting, including in the digital environment, […]

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