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Monsanto V. Nuziveedu Seeds Limited: Bio-Tech Future Unhinged

01st April, 2019

Biotechnology is a flourishing industry and has immense potential for innovation in several paramount human activities, such as health, agricultural and foods. Intellectual Property protection and, in particular, Patents are a great incentive for the biotech companies to invest heavily in their R & D.  Patentable biotechnology inventions all over…

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Amendments to the Estonian Trademark Act

01st April, 2019

This year will bring significant changes in the field of Estonian trademark protection. The Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) passed The Act on Amendments to the Trademark Act, which will make registration of trademarks in Estonia faster. Upon adoption of the new trademark law, the Estonian trademark procedure will be harmonised with…

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APEC IPEG Roundtable on Patent Grace Period

01st April, 2019

FICPI, represented by its Vice-President Ivan Ahlert, was invited to speak in two panels: “Overview of International Substantive Patent Law Discussions” and “Panel Discussion: How Patent Grace Period Works from the Perspective of Inventors, SMEs, Patent Counsel”.  The first panel was chaired by Elaine Wu (USPTO Office of Policy and…

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FICPI at ICANN64 Public Meeting in Kobe

01st April, 2019

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions, held its 64th public meeting in Kobe, Japan, on…

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The IP Profession Adds Value to Innovation

01st April, 2019

FICPI has published its long-awaited report in to the question of whether the IP profession adds value to the innovation process and how that value can be assessed, both objectively and subjectively.  The final report was prepared over several years with many hours of work by numerous authors and editors…

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The IP Profession Adds Value to Innovation

01st April, 2019

FICPI has published its long-awaited report in to the question of whether the IP profession adds value to the innovation process and how that value can be assessed, both objectively and subjectively.  The final report was prepared over several years with many hours of work by numerous authors and editors…

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Annual Meeting with the EPO 2019

19th March, 2019

This was FICPI’s first official meeting with Mr. António Campinos who took up office as President of the EPO on 1st July 2018. The composition of the delegations were: EPO: António Campinos, President Niclas Morey, User Support & Quality Management Telmo Vilela, Director International Co-operation Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law…

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