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. It has “new and advanced search...
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Mandatory videoconference hearings at the EPO
Posted by Antonio Pizzoli
24 Jan 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, since 2 April 2020 oral proceedings before examining divisions of the European Patent Office have been held by videoconference...
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The new EUIPO Pro Bono Programme
Posted by Daniel Alge
23 Jan 2021
EUIPO's new pro bono programme was presented during the virtual meeting of FICPI and the EUIPO on 10 December 2020. This “Free personalised Intellectual Property...
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Bundestag adopted UPC Agreement 2017 but challenges continue
Posted by Uwe Borchert
01 Dec 2020
The Bundestag has adopted the UPC Agreement 2017. This law was declared null and void by a decision of the Federal Constitutional Court because...
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New guidelines for examinations in Brazilian biotech are pending
01 Oct 2020
In 2019 the Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) published the new text of the Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications within the Biotechnology field. The new...
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Cambodia accedes to Berne Convention
Posted by Thea Pheng
28 Jul 2020
The scope of works protected in Cambodia under copyright law is set to extend pursuant to Cambodia’s  accession to the Berne Convention on 27th...
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