Changes at the German Patent and Trademark Office
20 Apr 2020
The German Patent and Trademark Office has announced that deadlines in all ongoing IPR proceedings granted by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office...
Remote working with the EPO
Posted by Antonio Pizzoli
03 Apr 2020
In view of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency, the EPO has made some changes to its procedures. Oral proceedings before examining divisions are to be...
WIPO suspends all communication by postal mail
Posted by Julian Crump
02 Apr 2020
FICPI has recieved the following urgent message from WIPO: As noted in WIPO Update on COVID-19 press release on March 16, 2020, the International Bureau remains in...
Important modifications in the system of resolving patent disputes in Poland
Posted by Marek Łazewski
31 Mar 2020
This year brings broad changes to the whole system of Polish intellectual property law (IPL).  This article focuses on implications for parties to a potential...
FICPI-Italy briefing on the new rules of procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal
Posted by Paolo Rambelli
30 Mar 2020
FICPI-Italy’s event offers the opportunity to gain the latest information on the important new rules as well as to cement business relationships and create...
EUIPO meeting demonstrates commitment to IP protection in the digital age
Posted by Joan Salvá
26 Mar 2020
FICPI continues its activity as a private sector stakeholder in the meetings that the Observatory of the EUIPO holds twice a year, together with...