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Rik Breur

Winners of the European Inventor Award 2019 – SMEs

Rik Breur Material Innovation Centre, the Netherlands Invention: Marine antifouling fibre wrap

Which Economies are Most Innovative?

Which Economies are Most Innovative?

The launch of the 2019 edition of the Global Innovation Index is coming July 24. Which country will top the world-renowned annual ranking of economies’ innovation capacity and production? The report will be unveiled in New Delhi, India, by H.E. Piyush Goyal, India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry and Railways and WIPO Director General Francis […]

Court of Justice

Delhi High Court directed IPAB to hear and dispose of urgent matters

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was formed in 2003 under the provisions of the Trademarks Act, 1999 to expedite the disposal of trademark appeals and rectification/cancellation cases by an expert tribunal. Subsequently, the jurisdiction of IPAB was extended to the appeals and revocation actions related to patents, copyright, geographical indications and plant variety cases.

Broadening reissue’s claims has to be limited to what the original claims were intended to cover

Broadening reissue’s claims has to be limited to what the original claims were intended to cover

Forum US, Inc. v. Flow Valve, LLC, 2018-1765 (Fed. Cir. 6/17/2019). This is a decision on an appeal from the W. D. Okla. district court 5:17-cv-00495-F.

invention competition

First international patented invention competition in Latin America

In September 2018, with the support of WIPO, PROSUR, a regional organization mandated to foster cooperation in the field of industrial property, launched its first Patented Invention Competition. The aim of the competition was to promote innovation and to encourage greater use of the IP system, in general, and the patent system in particular, across […]


WIPO is launching Madrid ‘how-to’ videos

The new initiative of WIPO are the so called Madrid ‘How-to’ videos. Their aim is to provide straightforward explanations of some of the key issues at play when users are managing their international trademark registrations.

Nobel Prize

Winner of the European Inventor Award 2019 – Non-EPO countries

Company: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Invention: Lithium-ion battery and its evolution Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino is the father of the lithium-ion battery. His inventions now power nearly five billion smartphones, as well as drive electric vehicles and countless other devices. For over 30 years he has been dedicated to continually improving his revolutionary technology.

New trademark rule for foreign applicants in USA

New trademark rule for foreign applicants in USA

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a new rule requiring all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.

Federal Government agencies not entitled to file IPR petitions

Federal Government agencies not entitled to file IPR petitions

Precedential patent case law – Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service, 17–1594 (6/10/2019)

Withdrawal of notification by New Zealand

Withdrawal of notification by New Zealand

Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks Withdrawal of the notification made under Rule 40(6) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol

Jérôme Galon

Winners of the European Inventor Award 2019 – Research

Jérôme Galon Invention: Immunoscore®, a clearer cancer test


Brazil Joins WIPO’s International Trademark System

Major New Benefits for Brand Owners in Brazil and Around the World

Brexit impact

European case law – nature and evidence of use

The case: EUTM proprietor registered the figurative mark TESTA ROSSA for goods and services in Classes 7, 11, 20, 21, 25, 28, 30, 34 and 38. An application for partial revocation pursuant to Article 51(1)(a) CTMR was filed in respect of all the goods and services except for coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, chocolate, chocolate-based beverages […]

industrial property code

New Industrial Property Code in Portugal

On their website, Baptista, Monteverde & Associados announced that on Monday, July 1st the new Industrial Property Code of Portugal has entered into force.

variety description

Variety description of parental lines and hybrids

In order for the CPVO to respect its commitment to openness and to better address public access requests, including in case where the subject matter is a parental line or a hybrid, variety descriptions (VDs) of parental lines and hybrids are now publicly available on the CPVO website.

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