Dienstag, 03.März 2015
Norway has acceeded to the London Agreement

The London agreement, easing the regulations for providing patent document translations in the EPC member countries, has entered into force in Norway on 1 January 2015.

For European patents granted with effect for Norway on or...

Dienstag, 24.Februar 2015
USA and Japan join international design system

The United States of America and Japan have joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adding two of the world’s biggest economies to a WIPO-administered registry that supports creators...

Mittwoch, 18.Februar 2015
Morocco to validate European patents

Morocco has become the first country that is not a member of the European Patent Organisation to validate the legal effects of a European patent on its territory.

Starting on 1 March 2015, anyone filing a European patent

Dienstag, 13.Januar 2015
USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of China Launch Direct Electronic Priority Document Exchange

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) have launched a new free service that will allow the two offices to electronically...

Dienstag, 13.Januar 2015
EPO launches fast-track patent examination with Israel

The European Patent Office (EPO) has signed a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme with the Israel Patent Office to enable accelerated treatment of patent applications starting in January 2015.

The pilot programme...

Freitag, 07.November 2014
Community trade mark applications to be examined only after payment

From November 24, OHIM will only examine trade mark applications and process any mail related to them after they are paid for.

Source: Alicante News

Freitag, 07.November 2014
"Fast Track" processing of trademark applications

From November 24, OHIM users will have the option of having their applications published more quickly with OHIM's new "Fast Track" procedure, free of charge. "Fast Track" is promised to mean that the trademark...

Mittwoch, 05.November 2014
OHIM: New practice regarding "vague terms" in IR trademarks

OHIM examiners have begun issuing provisional refusals for International Registrations designating the EU that have been notified by WIPO to the OHIM on or after October 1, 2014 and that contain vague terms lacking in clarity and...

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