United States Patent & Trade Mark Office (USPTO) – News & Resources
Comments on Facilitating the Use of WIPO’s ePCT System to Prepare International Applications for Filing with the United States Receiving Office
by rtamayo on February 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
The following comments have been submitted in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking titled ” Facilitating the Use of WIPO’s ePCT System to Prepare…
Attend the free Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium March 3
by acamarota on February 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
USPTO hiring hundreds of new examiners in 2020
by jmetzger on February 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
Two job fairs hosted by the agency in February 2020 will give engineers a chance to learn more about the duties and requirements for becoming a patent examiner. Job fairs will take place in Alexandria, Virginia, and Atlanta.
Register now to attend the fourth meeting on digital marketplace for copyrighted works
by tverigan on February 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
Small business owners: Learn to contract with the USPTO
by jyoung on February 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
If you are small business owner and want to contact with the USPTO, come to our Alexandria, Virginia, headquarters for unique, one-day networking event. This…
World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) – News & Resources
The geography of innovation: local hotspots, global networks
by WIPO on December 11, 2019 at 7:00 am
WIPO’s Chief economist, Carsten Fink discusses some of the key findings of the 2019 World Intellectual Property report on The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks.
The Artificial Inventor Project
by WIPO on December 11, 2019 at 6:59 am
Is an inventor always human? In a world in which artificial intelligence is playing an ever-expanding role, including in the processes of innovation and creativity, Professor Ryan Abbott considers some of the challenges that AI is posing for the patent system.
Recalibrating innovation: science at the center of Africa’s development*
by WIPO on December 11, 2019 at 6:58 am
Have you ever wondered where the next Einstein will come from? Africa perhaps?
Protecting indigenous knowledge: a personal perspective on international negotiations at WIPO
by WIPO on December 11, 2019 at 6:57 am
A personal account of the pioneering journey so far of WIPO’s intergovernmental committee on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.
Australian court clamps down on the sale of fake Aboriginal souvenirs
by WIPO on December 11, 2019 at 6:56 am
In June 2019, the Federal Court of Australia handed down a penalty of AUD 2.3 million against a purveyor of “fake aboriginal souvenirs”. The case highlights the harm caused by the sale of fake Aboriginal souvenirs in Australia. It also demonstrates the limitations of existing laws.
European Patent Office (EPO) – News & Resources
Building bridges through cooperation: EPO and Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicraft host first IP conference
on January 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm
This week the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) hosted their first joint IP conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
EPO publishes grounds for its decision to refuse two patent applications naming a machine as inventor
on January 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm
The EPO has published its decision setting out the reasons for its recent refusal of two European patent applications in which an AI system was designated as the inventor.
New insights into the patent system: first results from the EPO Academic Research Programme published
on January 22, 2020 at 11:00 pm
The EPO has published six research reports developed with funding from its Academic Research Programme. The research used patent data to investigate topics such as financing for innovation, knowledge transfer, trade, tracking inventions in the marketplace, and the growth of technologies to tackle climate change.
Coordinating our response to AI and emerging technologies: five largest IP offices hold first joint task force meeting
on January 16, 2020 at 11:00 pm
The five largest intellectual property offices held the inaugural meeting of their joint Task Force on New Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence this week in Berlin.
The EPO and representatives from EU Member States call for the speedy implementation of the Unitary Patent package
on January 9, 2020 at 11:00 pm
António Campinos, President of the EPO, and his team met today with the Chair and members of the executive group of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee, as well as with the Chair of the Unitary Patent Select Committee, to take stock of the state of play of the preparations to implement the Unitary Patent package.
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) – News & Info
Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020
by HM Government on February 21, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Information about opinions requests we have received this year.
Statutory guidance: Tribunal Practice Notice (1/2020): Disclaimers/Limitations of marks
by HM Government on February 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm
A change to practice in proceedings before the Registrar’s Tribunal.
Detailed guide: Intellectual property insurance
by HM Government on February 21, 2020 at 11:49 am
Intellectual property insurance may not be appropriate for every business however you may find that IP insurance has numerous benefits.
Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019
by HM Government on February 21, 2020 at 9:03 am
Information about opinions requests we have received this year.
Decision: Trade mark disputes: unpaid costs orders
by HM Government on February 21, 2020 at 9:02 am
A list of unpaid costs following inter parte hearings about intellectual property.
European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – News & Info
Intellectual property rights strongly benefit the European economy, EPO-EUIPO study finds
by cmsAdmin cmsAdmin on September 25, 2019 at 4:15 am
Industries that make intensive use of intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright generate 45% of GDP (EUR 6.6 trillion) in the EU annually and account for 63 million jobs (29% of all jobs).
New EUIPO report on the EU enforcement of intellectual property rights
by cmsAdmin cmsAdmin on September 19, 2019 at 10:21 am
One fake item was detained per adult EU citizen between 2013 and 2017 according to the new Report on the EU enforcement of intellectual property rights: results at the EU borders and in Member States 2013-2017 published today by the EUIPO.
New key national enforcement judgments in the eSearch database
by cmsAdmin cmsAdmin on September 18, 2019 at 9:18 am
The 2018 collection of key national enforcement judgments has been made available in the eSearch Case Law database.
European Cooperation: faster, more efficient back office for Greece
by cmsAdmin cmsAdmin on September 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm
The Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation projects, has implemented an enhanced back office system.
Second Edition of the ETMD Education Programme kicks off
by cmsAdmin cmsAdmin on September 16, 2019 at 1:15 pm
The EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP) started its second edition on 9 September. The Director of the EUIPO Academy, Patricia García-Escudero welcomed the 70 participants from 26 EEA Member States through the ETMD EP e-learning course.