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AIPPI Congress News

AIPPI is pleased, once again, to be working with Managing IP to publish The AIPPI Congress News – the dedicated daily newspaper for the 46th World IP Congress being held in Milan, Italy, September 16-20, 2016. The AIPPI Congress News combines the journalistic skills of Managing IP’s editorial team with the official AIPPI event information […] Read More

Ecuador: Reduction of patent official fees in Ecuador

by Maria Cecilia Romoleroux (CorralRosales, Ecuador) According to Resolution 001-2016-CD-IEPI, dated August 3, 2016 and published in the Ecuadorian Official Gazette No. 822 on August 19, 2016, the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Institute (IEPI) has reduced the official fees for some patent services in Ecuador. Please click here to see more information. Read More

Invitation to GRUR Annual Meeting 2016

October 12 – 15, 2016, Munich, Germany The Bavarian Regional Group of the German Association for the Protection of intellectual Property (GRUR) cordially invites you to the GRUR Annual Meeting 2016, taking place in Munich, Germany from 12 to 15 October. At this year´s meeting, high-level speakers from academia, private practice and institutions such as […] Read More

Requirement of indicating the source and/or country of origin of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in patent applications

by Yusuke Inui (Assistant Reporter General of the Standing Committee on TRIPS) AIPPI’s Standing Committee on TRIPS, chaired by Catherine Mateu (France), and Standing Committee on IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge, chaired by Konrad Becker (Switzerland), have jointly drafted a questionnaire on the topic “Requirement of indicating the source and/or country of origin […] Read More

Australia: Productivity Committee seeks to Curtail Intellectual Property

by Peter Treloar (AIPPI Australian National Group) AIPPI Australia has recently lodged a detailed response to the Productivity Commissions Draft Report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements. The Productivity Commission issued a lengthy draft report to the Government which took a general “anti” intellectual property position where many IP rights should be significantly curtailed. AIPPI Australia […] Read More

China: The 2016 AIPPI Trilateral Meeting in Xining

by Richard Yi Li (Secretary General of AIPPI China) The 14th AIPPI Trilateral Meeting was successfully held in Lijiang, China on July 16, 2016, which attracted about 100 participants from China, Japan and Korea. Mr. Tian Lipu, President of AIPPI China, welcomed the speakers and attendees with Kenichi Nagasawa, President of AIPPI Japan, Seong-ki Kim, […] Read More

Closing Dinner + Vogue Fashion Night Out

The Milan Congress will be an occasion to experience Italian excellence in fashion, coupled with some serious shopping. AIPPI members can continue to do so once the Congress lights are switched off at the end of the Closing Dinner, on Tuesday night. That same night Milan will host the Vogue Fashion Night Out , an […] Read More

Australia: Government Responds to Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s Review of the Designs System

by Lauren John (Allens – Australia) In 2012, the now defunct Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) was asked to investigate the effectiveness of the current Australian designs system in stimulating innovation by Australian users, and the impact the designs system has on economic growth. ACIP released its report in May 2015. The Federal Government […] Read More

Argentina: Mediation will no longer suspend the one-year term to settle trademark oppositions

by Ignacio Sánchez Echagüe (Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina) In Argentina the prosecution of trademark applications is blocked automatically when an opposition is filed, and the applicant has a one-year term counted from notification of the opposition – to negotiate the withdrawal of the opposition with the opponent. In the absence of a settlement, the […] Read More

Argentina: New President of the Argentine Patent Office

by Ignacio Sanchez Echagüe (Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Argentina) Mr Damaso Pardo was appointed as the new President of the Argentine Patent and Trademark Office, effective from June 10, 2016. Mr Pardo has a law degree from the Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentine Catholic University, 1985), and obtained an LLM in Intellectual Property from the University […] Read More