Eurasian Industrial Design System expected to launch on June 1, 2021
17 May 2021
    On April 14, 2021, the Eurasian Patent Office announced that it will start accepting Eurasian industrial design applications on June 1, 2021, when the...
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Judgment made on constitutional challenge on patent terms in Brazil
Posted by Ivan Ahlert
12 May 2021
Brazil Supreme Court judges patent term minimum term unconstitutional Judgment on the Constitutional Challenge ADI 5529, concerning the minimum term of 10 years from grant...
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The issue of patent terms in Brazil
06 Apr 2021
ADI 5529 judgement will be announced on 7th April 2021  On April 7th 2021, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) will judge the Direct Plea...
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Patent term extension in China
Posted by Chuanhong Long
10 Feb 2021
The Fourth Amendment to the China Patent Law (“Amended Patent Law”) adopted in October 2020 introduced a brand-new Patent Term Extension (PTE).    In China, since...
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EUIPO launches GIview: search for Geographical Indications (GI) within the EU
24 Jan 2021
EUIPO Executive Director, Christian Archambeau’s letter of 27th November 2020, outlines the main advantages of the new Database GIview....
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Mandatory videoconference hearings at the EPO
Posted by Antonio Pizzoli
24 Jan 2021
Mandatory videoconference hearings at the EPO and the Boards of Appeals in 2021...
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