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Sponsored article: Mexico continues to modernize its IP system

Two bills involving changes to Mexico’s industrial property legal framework have been passed by Congress in 2018. One of them targeted industrial designs and geographical indications and the second was related to trademarks. These reforms constitute a comprehensive amendment to Mexican Industrial Property Law. Although much remains to be done in terms of

By | 2018-05-22T12:04:17+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|0 Comments

Sponsored article: Discussing trade mark opposition

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I’m Christy Li, host of today’s debate on trademark opposition procedure. We have two contestants today from world famous law firms who were winners in the 2018 debate season. Let us welcome Mr P and Mr A to the stage. Mr P and Mr A have experience in plenty

By | 2018-05-22T15:09:47+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|0 Comments

Sponsored article: Examining data on the malicious registration of trademarks in China

The malicious registration of trademarks refers to those registrations that are committed for the purposes of improperly taking advantage of the market reputation of others. Malicious registration refers to the violation of the principle of good faith, harming the legitimate rights and interests of others and registrations that are committed for the purpose

By | 2018-05-21T11:25:30+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|0 Comments

Women in IP Global Network Interview: Imogen Fowler, Mireille Buydens and Ellen Shankman

The legal industry is going through big changes affecting how firms think and operate. Aside from keeping up with technological innovation, many firms are also increasing their efforts towards understanding diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Managing IP’s Women in IP Global Network highlights the work of some of the world’s leading female

By | 2018-05-10T03:05:54+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|0 Comments

EPO-OMPIC: a strategic partnership in support of technological and industrial development

9 May 2018 EPO President Benoît Battistelli and Morocco’s Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy On 8 May EPO President Benoît Battistelli met Morocco's Minister for Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, in Rabat. The meeting is part of a major co-operation programme between the Moroccan Office for Industrial

By | 2018-05-08T23:00:00+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|0 Comments

Europe’s patent information centres share experience in Ljubljana

4 May 2018 Some 200 representatives from the 36 countries gathered in Ljubljana this week at the EPO's 2018 PATLIB conference to discuss how best to support companies and inventors through their patent information services. The event, organised annually since 1990, brings together staff of patent information centres to share their experience and

By | 2018-05-03T23:00:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|0 Comments

Paying tribute to 15 outstanding inventors: European Inventor Award 2018 finalists announced

24 April 2018 They have found innovative ways to tackle health issues, reduce pollution, boost alternative energies and equip us with technology for the digital age. The 15 finalists for the European Inventor Award 2018, announced today by the EPO, have all made significant contributions to advancing technology, generating economic value and creating

By | 2018-04-23T23:00:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|Comments Off on Paying tribute to 15 outstanding inventors: European Inventor Award 2018 finalists announced

Advocate general won’t give Kit Kat a break

20 April 2018   |   Patrick Wingrove, London Advocate general advises CJEU that Nestlé did not produce sufficient evidence to show that Kit Kat’s three-dimensional shape had acquired distinctive character, in an opinion observers say makes tough task of attaining shape marks even harder An EU top court adviser recommended yesterday that Nestlé’s Kit

By | 2018-04-25T01:01:38+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|Comments Off on Advocate general won’t give Kit Kat a break

EPO – Representatives

Recent changes are marked in bold. Chairman Christoph ERNST, Ministerialdirigent, Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz (DE) Deputy Chairman Mr Josef KRATOCHVÍL, President, Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (CZ)   AL: Albania Representative: Mr Elvin LAKO, General DirectorGeneral Directorate of Industrial Property Alternate Representative: Ms Rudina BOLLANO, Director of Examination DirectorateGeneral

By | 2018-04-19T23:00:00+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|Comments Off on EPO – Representatives

EPO and AIPPI discuss strategic objectives

20 April 2018 High-level representatives and experts from the EPO, led by President Benoît Battistelli, met with the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Bureau headed by its President Hao Ma at the EPO headquarters in Munich yesterday. "We were pleased to host the AIPPI delegation and have this excellent

By | 2018-04-19T23:00:00+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Intellectual Property News|Comments Off on EPO and AIPPI discuss strategic objectives