WIPO General Assembly Renews Mandate for Intergovernmental Commission
16 Oct 2019
WIPO General Assembly renews mandate for IGC on Genetic Resources,Traditional Knowledge, and Traditional Cultural Expressions WIPO General Assembly renews mandate for IGC on Genetic Resources,Traditional...
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Interpreting Services at the EPO
Posted by Antonio Pizzoli
01 Oct 2019
The EPO has no interpreters of its own but uses external services, which is costly and involves considerable organisation. As laid down in Rule...
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Brazilian Bill Aims to Tackle Patent Backlog Through Cooperation Agreements
01 Oct 2019
The Brazilian IP scenario is a vibrant one, as the country has one of the largest markets in the world. Protecting a patent in...
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Brazilian IP Office (INPI) adopts new procedures to reduce the patent examination backlog
Posted by Ivan Ahlert
19 Sep 2019
INPI adopts new procedures to reduce the backlog, upon relying on search reports issued by other IP offices INPI has published Resolution 241/19 providing for...
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New Rules of Procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal from 1 January 2020
Posted by Antonio Pizzoli
12 Aug 2019
As reported in the FICPI News of 22 January 2019, a revised version of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal of...
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South Africa - Anticipated Increase in Official Fees for Patents and Designs
Posted by Mark Kemp
12 Aug 2019
Earlier in 2019, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) indicated that official fees for South African patents and designs were to be increased....
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