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FICPI Meeting with EUIPO at INTA 2019

FICPI Meeting with EUIPO at INTA 2019

03rd June, 2019

As part of FICPI’s ongoing program of meeting with the major global IP offices, a meeting with the EUIPO was arranged during the INTA Conference in Boston (at the EUIPO’s suggestion) on Sunday, 19 May 2019. FICPI’s delegation comprised: Julian Crump (President), Roberto Pistolesi (Secretary General), Elia Sugrañes (Deputy Secretary…

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Changes in Trade Mark opposition proceedings in Spain

03rd June, 2019

As a result of the transposition of the EU Directive, there is a new procedure for trade mark opposition proceedings in Spain. This will apply to any Spanish application or International application designating Spain as from 1 May 2019. The new procedure implements the possibility of requesting proof of use…

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FICPI@ABA-IPL 2019

08th May, 2019

As part of the Cooperating Agreement between FICPI and the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, which was renewed last year for a second 3-year term, Julian Crump, as president of FICPI, was invited to attend, as an Honoured Guest, the ABA-IPL Spring Council meeting, Annual Meeting, and 34th…

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VSP Annual Meeting 2019

01st May, 2019

VSP – ASCPI – ASPTA   The Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys (VSP) met in Berne for their Annual General Meeting just before Easter. After the formal part of the AGM, invitees Dr. Eric Meyer (Vice Director of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property), Stefan Fraefel (Federal Institute of…

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FICPI @SQAP

01st May, 2019

FICPI was present again at The Stakeholder Quality Assurance Panels project (SQAP) launched as part of the EUIPO’s Strategic Plan 2020. It aims to close the gap between the users’ perception of the quality of the Office’s decisions and the Office’s quality measurements. SQAP involves panels of users, representing user…

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Can US Congress Create Order From 101 Chaos?

30th April, 2019

The USPTO and Federal Circuit have struggled with defining patent subject matter eligibility after the Mayo, Myriad and Alice Supreme Court cases.  Holdings in some recent Federal Circuit cases are inconsistent with guidelines and examples issued by the USPTO to assist practitioners and applicants in drafting eligible claims, thus creating…

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FICPI Turkey - Roundtable Meeting on the Similarity of Goods and Services

30th April, 2019

FICPI - TURKEY arranged its fifth roundtable meeting on how goods/services similarity concept is interpreted in the doctrine of trademark law and also by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“Office”) and the Courts and how the foreign courts and trademark offices practise on this matter.  Ms. Yasemin Kenaroğlu, who…

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