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FICPI-Turkey roundtable on the similarity of trade marks and its application

23rd December, 2019

FICPI-Turkey arranged the seventh of its traditional roundtable meetings in September, this time focusing on the trade mark similarity concept for the assessment of likelihood of confusion and the approach of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, Türk Patent, and the Courts.  Ms. Gökçe İzgi, a member of the Board…

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FICPI-Turkey holds Intellectual Property Law Seminar in Izmir

23rd December, 2019

FICPI-Turkey held a successful IP Law Seminar in October, at Yaşar University in Izmir, comparing European patent oppositions with Turkish oppositions, and looking at trade mark use and proof of use. Around 90 people attended the meeting. On 25th October, during the “IP Law Seminar”, Dr.-Ing. Christian Wende and Serkan…

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From the President’s desk - December 2019

23rd December, 2019

The end of the year is traditionally a time to take stock and make plans for the future.  December this year marks not only the start of the holidays, but it is also the half-way point through the current 3-year FICPI term. So, in the words of John Lennon, “What…

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FICPI’s 2019 visit to major Asian IP Offices

20th December, 2019

FICPI’s annual visit to the major Asian IP Offices wrapped up on 29 November 2019 in Tokyo with a meeting with the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The “tour” had started some 10 days earlier in India with a meeting with Dr. Dinesh Patil, Head of the Mumbai branch of IP…

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FICPI-India Symposium - Mumbai and New Delhi!

20th December, 2019

As is the tradition, FICPI-India Roundtables took place this year in Mumbai as well as in New Delhi, which coincided with the visit of FICPI-International Delegates to India. Before the Symposium in Mumbai, the FICPI delegates met the senior officials from the Indian Patent Office on 20th November and discussed…

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What does a peacock have to do with IP?

20th December, 2019

The 31st Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP/31) was held on 2 to 5 December 2019, I represented FICPI at this World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting held in Geneva.   WIPO’s Director General, Francis Gurry, welcomed the participants.  He raised two main issues:  Quality…

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Progress towards a FICPI National Section in Jordan

20th December, 2019

Progress has been made towards closer cooperation and a potential FICPI National Section in Jordan following a recent FICPI delegation. Discussions also resulted in a greater understanding of the Jordanian Office’s status with regard to trade marks, designs and patents filings and information sharing from FICPI as regards software patenting…

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