Last March (2010) two of the biggest entities in the Intellectual Property World, the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced plans to increase the quality and efficiency of the patent examination process by sharing each other’s work on commonly filed patent applications. This strategy will eliminate the duplication of work and will shorten the innovation cycle. And everyone in society can experience benefit if innovation goes faster. Continue reading ‘USPTO and UKIPO: Patent Cooperation Agreement’
WIPO announced on September 20 the public opening of WIPO Lex, an online global intellectual property (IP) reference resource, providing fresh information on multi-country IP laws and treaties. This tool offers a user-friendly interface and serves one of WIPO’s main goals, which is to provide a world-wide reference source for Intellectual Property information. Continue reading ‘Intellectual Property Resource: WIPO Lex’
The last WIPO intellectual property (IP) trends report (2008 and 2009) shows an evident change in the trends of IP filings around the world during the last global economic crises, and this make sense because organizations wait for recovery before starting new projects… and new projects are extremely related with Intellectual Property. Continue reading ‘International Trademark Registration after Global Economic Crisis’
According to the Canada Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), if an applicant need to make a claim of priority based on previous filed application, a declaration must be filed, and this application must incorporate the date and country of filing of the earlier application. This document must be filed with the Registrar of Trade Marks within a period of six months after the date on which the earliest application was filed. Continue reading ‘Intellectual Property Canada: Priority Claims’
The authorities of the Indian Intellectual Property Registry recieved suggestions of Stakeholders, Advocates and Trade Marks Attorneys at the last meeting in Bombai (08-21-2010) related to the division of actual Class 42. Intellectual Property in India will experiment changes in future Trademarks Registration Processes. Continue reading ‘Intellectual Property in India: Class 42 Division’
The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom has announced changes in their examination procedures. From now on, they will no longer refuse to register a new trade mark application because of an earlier trademark conflicting, unless the owner of the earlier mark successfully opposes the new application. So be aware about these changes of processes related to Intellectual Property UK.
On June 1, 2010 WIPO launched WIPO GOLD, a free on-line global WIPO intellectual property reference resource that provides quick and easy access to a broad collection of searchable intellectual property information and tools relating to, for example, technology, brands, designs, statistics, WIPO standards, IP classification systems and intellectual property laws and treaties.