ID5 meeting of world’s leading design offices progresses harmonisation efforts
Posted by Katsumori Iseki
03 Feb 2020
FICPI’s attendance at the recent ID5 Annual Meeting made it clear that the five leading design Offices, the ID5 Partners, continue to make great...
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Malaysia: Federal Court breathes life back into Dependent Claims
Posted by David Wyatt
31 Jan 2020
In a landmark case, Merck Sharp & Dohme & Anor v Hovid Berhad, Malaysia’s Apex Court has reversed its prior 2015 ruling in SKB...
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FICPI Briefing Note: Brexit and IP
29 Jan 2020
FICPI's Briefing Note on the transitional arrangements for EU trade marks and designs in the UK. The UK will leave the European Union (EU) on...
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What does a peacock have to do with IP?
Posted by Kim Finnilä
24 Dec 2019
The Committee agreed to begin examining compulsory licensing & prior use as regards patent rights, & quality of grant process. The 31st Session of the...
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New patent system for Hong Kong
Posted by Jaya Bhatnagar
20 Dec 2019
This new system provides greater flexibility for Applicants Changes to the patent system in Hong Kong from 19th December 2019 see the introduction of an...
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EPO, G 1/18: To be, or not to be, inadmissible on appeal
20 Dec 2019
EPO opinion on whether appelants will be reimbursed if their appeal is found to be “inadmissibe" rather than “nonexistent". In its opinion G 1/18 issued...
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