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Raymond C. Stewart

26th April, 2016

In Memory of Raymond Clarence Stewart Founding partner of the Falls Church, Virginia, intellectual property law firm Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch LLP (BSKB) died 26 April 2016 at a hospital in Fairfax, Virginia after residing the last few years at The Virginian Retirement Community.  Funeral services for Ray Stewart were

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Workshop Report - UPC and UP

25th April, 2016

Unitary Patent (UP) By way of introduction to the workshop, Antonio Pizzoli described the transitional period (the first – at most – 14 years) of the UP system (as illustrated below), including the opt-in/opt-out system for European patents (EP) and the payment regime for the maintenance fees. He noted that

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Revision of the Korean Patent Act & Trade Mark Act

25th April, 2016

KOREAN PATENT ACT Some notable changes in the Korean Patent Act from the recent amendments will come into effect on 30 June 2016: 1.    Ex parte patent cancellation proceeding Anyone can file a petition to cancel a patent with the KIPTAB (Korean Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board) within

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FICPI country reports for Zurich EXCO now available

09th April, 2016

A digest of important changes in IP law and practice and significant court decisions submitted by the delegates to FICPI’s Executive Committee for its meeting in Zurich is now available here.  Please contact the FICPI Secretariat if you would like more details on any of the developments

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OHIM Users Meeting

30th March, 2016

Elia Sugrañes, CET Special Reporter, attended “Ohim users group meeting” on 11 March 2016. The most important Users associations were present in an open and interactive meeting in which many hot topics were tackled. The President welcomed the attendees underlining the Brand adopted two days prior to the

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

30th March, 2016

The Trade and Investment Transatlantic Partnership (TTIP) Agreement is designed to cover issues relating to intellectual property rights and further harmonize these issues on both sides of the Atlantic. The agreement is therefore of high relevance to the IP community although the TTIP project itself has not advanced as rapidly

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