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TPP11 & EPA with EU started – Effects on IPR in Japan

by Kozo YABE (UASA & HARA –  Japan) Since the TPP11 (Trans Pacific Partnership) finally came into effect on December 30, 2018 in Japan, several key amendments became effective especially regarding the Copyright Law (CL) and the Trademark Law (TL). Such amendments include a) statutory damages, b) extension of copyrighted works, c) royalties for a […] Read More

Amendments to the Polish Industrial Property Law on trademarks

by Klaudia Blach-Morysinska and Maciej Bugalski from ZM Legal (Zaborski, Morysinski Law Office – Poland) On March 16, 2019, the amendment to the Polish Industrial Property Law came into force adapting Directive 2015/2436, harmonizing the laws of the Member States regarding trademarks. The most important change is the abolition of the requirement of graphical representation […] Read More

Patent Eligibility is Confirmed Based on Claims Directed to Methods of Treatment

by Joshua B. Goldberg (Nath, Goldberg & Meyer – U.S.A.) The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) again confirmed medical treatment claims are patent eligible subject matter in Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Creative Compounds LLC. In Natural Alternatives, the CAFC affirmed the validity of Natural Alternatives’ patent covering various forms of the […] Read More

Data Validity and Authenticity before CNIPA and Court

by Jiaqian HU, Ying YU (Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC. – China) For patents or patent applications directed to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other like subject matter, experimental data may be essential to overcome various objections, such as to answer enablement challenges or to prove an unexpected technical effect to support patentability. However, sometimes errors […] Read More

Women’s IP World

Northon’s Media, PR & Marketing Ltd (Publishers of The Global IP Matrix) are making an exclusive offer to all female members of AIPPI. A new publication ‘Women’s IP World‘, will be launched at the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London, in September. It is designed as a platform to show that women play a very […] Read More

Search Matters 2019

Training event for patent search professionals May 6-8, 2019 Munich, Germany Search Matters is a unique, two-day event offering searchers in the patent world an unrivalled look behind the scenes at the EPO. This year’s event will showcase the EPO’s patent search strategies and techniques and feature workshops on top issues run by experienced patent […] Read More

Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) Pilot Project – The More Patent Searching the Merrier

by Noel Courage and Donald Bocchinfuso (Bereskin & Parr LLP, Canada) Several patent offices have launched a “Collaborative Search and Examination” Pilot Project (“CS&E”), which will allow examiners from key patent offices to collaborate on examination of PCT Applications. The goal of the CS&E is to provide better quality patent searches and examination. To encourage use […] Read More

Report On The 2018 WTO Public Forum

by Luca Rinaldi (Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on TRIPS) The last WTO Public Forum, held in Geneva at the WTO headquarters from 2 to 4 October 2018,  as usual took three full days of workshops, working sessions, plenary sessions and book launches, focusing on “Trade 2030” and, in particular, on the interactions between the new digital […] Read More

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are now available for the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London. This year we have a limited number of exhibition booths, so make sure you secure your booth early to avoid missing out! Why sponsor and exhibit at AIPPI’s World Congress? Gain visibility for your brand within The UK and globally […] Read More