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New peak at the European Patent Office: more than 265 000 patent filings received in 2013 (+2.8%)

New peak at the European Patent Office: more than 265 000 patent filings received in 2013 (+2.8%)

The EPO received more than 265 000 patent filings in 2013. This is a 2.8% increase over 2012 (257 700 filings), and a new all-time high. Last year, after a high-quality search and examination process, the EPO granted and published 66 700 patents, which was 1.7% more than in 2012 (65 600). “The figures underline […]

Defend the Flag

Defend the Flag

Protection of Foreign State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, Names and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations in the United States

Protection of Foreign State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, Names and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations in the United States

Creativity Key to Executing Toughest IP Survey Projects

Swimming in Shark-Infested Waters

A New Survey Protocol for Proving/Disproving Design Patent Infringement

Marketing Perspectives on Brand Valuation

The Descriptive/Suggestive Conundrum in Trademark Surveys

How to Apply Theory of Probability to Decision of Whether to Do an I.P. Survey

When NOT To Do An Intellectual Property Survey

Introducing the Internet/Telephone “Hybrid” Survey

Introducing the Internet/Telephone “Hybrid” Survey

New Challenges to the IP Survey Process

New Challenges to the IP Survey Process

How To Do An IP Survey Without Giving Away The Store

The Power and Perils of Internet Surveys

10 Easy Ways to Blow Away A Survey

What IP Attorneys Should Know About Expectations and Costs For Survey Research