e-News No.59
August 9, 2018

AIPPI Committees

Standing Committee on Patents & Standards report on prior art documentation in standard development Organisations (SDOS) and access for patent and trademark Offices (PTOS) to such documents

by Standing Committee on Standards & Patents Committees

This report addresses the issue of patent quality in the context of standardization. It reviews policies regarding cooperation between standards development organizations (SDOs) and patent and trademark offices (PTOs), in particular, focusing on sharing of information by SDOs with PTOs, including availability of standards-related documents to patent examiners. The present state of information …

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2018 AIPPI World Congress – Cancun

Agenda of the forthcoming General Assembly

In accordance with Article 6 of the Statutes, the Bureau of AIPPI kindly invites you to the forthcoming General Assembly to be held on September 26, 2018 on the occasion of the Cancun Congress. The draft Agenda can be found here.

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Professional Development Programme for the 2018 AIPPI World Congress in Cancun

by Sarah Matheson (Reporter General)

The preparations for the Professional Development Programme of the 2018 AIPPI World Congress in Cancun are well under way. The Congress will offer 17 Panel Sessions with expert moderators and speakers over three days (Monday, September 24 to Wednesday, September 26). They will cover a wide array of topical issues in IP law such as …

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IP guests attending

by Sarah Matheson (Reporter General)

The Cancun Congress will feature a full Professional Development Programme and a number of Plenary Sessions devoted to a wide variety of IP-related topics. Participants will also be able to enjoy events such as the Young AIPPI Forum, Women in AIPPI and the Closing Dinner. As well, additional tours and excursions are available for booking. …

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AIPPI event: Young AIPPI Forum

The Young AIPPI Forum is an educational, networking event designed for AIPPI future leaders (ages 36 and under). This session will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 11:00 – 14:00. This forum will look at case studies on personal branding, the impact of personal branding including, thought leadership, digital and social media techniques and tools as well as LinkedIn do’s and don’ts. Finally the session will close with helping you build a roadmap to implement all that you have learnt.

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LESI event: Calling AIPPI Young Members!

We are happy to announce a partnership between LESI’s Young Members Congress (September 21-22) and AIPPI’s World Congress (September 23-26) in Cancun this year. Young Members (age 36 and under) from each organization will be able to benefit from one another.

Join the LESI Young Members Congress for free (Only 50 spots available!)

• Attend sessions on September 21 about Emerging Technologies, from valuation to ownership and much more

• Attend a CLP Exam Review Course on September 22 (Optional for an additional fee)

Click here for more information.

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First Time Attendee Information Session

Is 2018 your first AIPPI World Congress? Come along to our information session for first time attendees on Sunday, September 23 at 14:00. This session will provide you with all the important information you need for a successful and enjoyable Congress experience!

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Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

The Opening Ceremony is set to be an awe-inspiring show followed by a Welcome Reception, both held at the Cancun International Convention Center (Cancun ICC) on Sunday, September 23. This unforgettable annual event is sure to kick off the Congress to a great start! All participants and accompanying persons are welcome to attend.

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Women in AIPPI

Held annually, the Women in AIPPI event celebrates the incredible women who are an important part of AIPPI’s membership. This year, join us for a relaxing evening at the spa – prepare to be pampered!

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Taste of Mexico

Powered by collaboration between AIPPI, AMPPI and local firms, this event will highlight Mexico’s incredible cultural heritage, featuring live music and much more. Dress casually and come along for an evening of fun.

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Closing Dinner

This year we have a spectacular closing dinner planned at the Coral Beach pool, right on the beach. Spaces are limited this year, so make sure you secure your spot early! Tickets are USD 200 and can simply be purchased by clicking on ‘my registration’ from your member dashboard.

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MIP European Patent Forum 2018

Managing IP invites AIPPI members to attend the MIP European Patent Reform Forum for its sixth year, taking place on September 11 in Paris at the Marriott Champs Elysees and on September 13 in Munich at the Charles Hotel.  Join an audience of over 200 patent counsel and private practice for another year of exciting patent and IP discussions on …

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AIPPI is offering an official mobile app!

It provides the latest updates to AIPPI World Congresses, keeping you informed and connected. This year the Congress takes place in the vibrant city of Cancun, Mexico. Use this app to access resources, network with colleagues and Congress attendees, and share your experience at our event. The AIPPI App is available on Google Play and from the App Store. You …

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Consider sponsoring the AIPPI World Congress, and expose your brand to participants from all over the world. Contact events@aippi.org for more information or to propose a unique sponsorship. View available sponsorships by clicking here.  

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Articles and case notes

Argentina: New law re-shapes Patent and Trademark practice

by Ignacio Sanchez Echagüe (Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal – Argentina)

On May 30, 2018, the Argentine Congress passed law No. 27,444, which reproduces Decree 27/2018 (issued on January 11, 2018) and has the aim of curbing bureaucracy and simplifying administrative proceedings. Among the many issues regulated by the new law, a number of provisions affect trademarks, patents and designs. Here follows …

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China: China is increasing damage awards in patent infringement

by Carissa Huihui LI (China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd. – China)

The amount of damages awards for patent infringement in China continues to increase. According to data from the Beijing IP Court, the average damages award relating to foreign rights owners is higher than for domestic rights owners. Among the judgments by the Beijing IP Court, the average damage awards …

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Colombia: New Andean Tribunal of Justice ruling on Prejudicial Interpretations – Why the trademark and patent community shall take note

by Margarita Castellanos (CASTELLANOS & CO. – Colombia)

Andean industrial property practitioners rely on the process of pre-judicial interpretation of Andean legislation as a mechanism of harmonization of the jurisprudence in the Andean countries. With this amendment to the ruling regarding the process of seeking pre-judicial interpretation, the parties involved in a case will be able to direct the interpretation to …

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France: Kit Kat Trademark saga offers opportunity for the CJEU to clarify acquired distinctiveness criteria

by Tougane Loumeau (GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL – France)

Société des produits Nestlé SA v. Mondelez UK Holdings & Services Ltd; CJEU, July 25, 2018, joint cases C 84/17 P, C 85/17 P and C 95/17 P, ECLI:EU:C:2018:596 Under EU law, evidence that a sign has acquired distinctiveness through use, enables the registration of that sign as a trademark, even though …

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Japan: Arbitration – Is this good solution for SEP disputes?

by Kozo Yabe (YUASA & HARA – Japan)

The JPO recently corroborated and hosted the first international mock arbitration on a SEP dispute in Tokyo. This event drew public and international attention to how an arbitration can work for SEP disputes including technical issues, FRAND interpretation, etc. It was a good event for us to think about the basic issues when …

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National Groups

The many activities of the AIPPI Brazil Group

by AIPPI Brazilian Group

ABPI - the Brazilian Accociation of Intellectual Porperty - is the Brazilian national group of AIPPI and also has extensive local activities outlines below. The year 2017 was marked by great challenges, and despite circumstantial difficulties, of very important achievements. The entity's annual congress maintained its attendance and level of the debates, with a strong presence of …

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The China Group’s membership success story

by AIPPI Chinese Group

The Chinese Group of AIPPI has nearly 400 members at the end of 2017. 83 new members joined in 2016, and 65 in 2017. The growth of members has been continuous and remarkable. This growth results from several factors. After the Outline of National Intellectual Property Strategy was released and implemented in 2008, IPR was prioritized …

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The 2018 AIPPI China Youth IP Summer Seminar

by (Richard) Yi Li (Secretary General of AIPPI China)

The “2018 AIPPI China Youth IP Summer Seminar” was held again in the same place as last year, i.e. Jinhai Lake, a suburban summer resort of Beijing on July 6-7, 2018 with 8 sessions on patent and trademark topics, many of them are currently hot issues in IP: Partial Design in …

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The Israeli success story: getting better and stronger!

by Tal Band, Adv. (AIPPI Israeli Group)

The Israeli group was admitted to AIPPI in 1950. During the late 90s and early 2000s, the group managed to reach and maintain about 100 members. The group grew significantly, reaching 146 members in 2012. Since then, it has demonstrated continuous growth: 164 members in 2013, 190 in 2014 and so on and so …

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