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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 reported on…

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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…

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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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23rd March, 2016

We are EUIPO

Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and the Council amending the Community trade mark regulation entered into force on 23 March 2016. The Office is now called the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Community trade mark is now called the European Union…

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Grace Period

30th January, 2016

Inventors often lose patent rights in Europe and many Asian countries by mistake. These losses happen because those jurisdictions impose an “absolute” novelty requirement: the invention must not have been made “available to the public” in any way at any time before an application is filed. Many inventors, particularly individuals…

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2016 EUROSEAD FICPI Patent Drafting Training Course

25th January, 2016

You are invited to apply for the 2016 EUROSEAD Patent Drafting Training Course

The Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) has developed a training course to teach the preparation of patent specifications and claims. The next course will be held in Hamburg (Germany) during 2016. The course will…

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