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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

The AIPPI China Copyright Forum (2018) in Beijing

by (Allen) Jun Wang (Beijing TA Law Firm – China) The AIPPI China Copyright Forum (2018) was held on December 22, 2018 in Beijing, with 200 domestic experts, scholars, business representatives and lawyers in attendance, focusing on sophisticated and hot issues in the field of copyright law and practice. The AIPPI China Copyright Forum(2018)in Beijing: […] Read More

Tobacco Products in Turkey: mandatory plain or standardized packaging, a consequence of the WTO decision?

by Hakan Pehlivan (Istanbul Patent A.S. – Turkey) The law mandating plain packaging went into force on December 05, 2018. The new regulation imposes strict limitations on the appearance of tobacco products packaging and the use of trademarks on the packaging. Turkey is a party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and was […] Read More

Spain approves reform on Trade Mark Law implementing the EU directive 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council

by Luis-Alfonso Durán (Durán-Corretjer SLP – Spain) Last December 21st, 2018, the Spanish Government approved Royal Decree 23/2018, by which the Spanish Trade Mark Law was amended to incorporate the changes included in the EU Harmonization Directive 2015/2436. The main amendments incorporated in the new law include: 1. Any individual or legal person, no matter […] Read More