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FICPI’s "Asian Tour"

FICPI’s "Asian Tour"

An important part of FICPI's work is to build strong relationships with IP offices around the world. Independent IP attorneys represent the vast majority of applicants for patents, trade marks and...

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FICPI @ WIPO Assemblies 2019

FICPI @ WIPO Assemblies 2019

Michael Caine, Vice President of FICPI's Study & Work Commission (CET), represented FICPI on 3 October 2019 at the WIPO Assemblies 2019 meeting held in Geneva. At the meeting Michael made a...

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Interpreting Services at the EPO

Interpreting Services at the EPO

The EPO has no interpreters of its own but uses external services, which is costly and involves considerable organisation. As laid down in Rule 4(5) EPC, the cost of interpreters is borne by the...

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Current Developments in Venezuela

On Friday 1 February 2019, a year after announcing fee changes, the Venezuelan PTO (SAPI) finally published their new schedule of charges. Payment of official fees had been suspended since February...

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Punitive Damages System in Korea

Punitive Damages System in Korea

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced on 18 December 2018 that a few amendments to the "Patent Act" and "Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act" were passed...

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China is Amending the Patent Law

China's top legislature, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (SCNPC), had a first reading on the Draft Amendment of the China Patent Law at the end of December 2018. This amendment...

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JAPAN-INDIA PPH

The Japanese Patent Office signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with India's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in July 2015. After two successfulreview meetings, it was agreed...

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SIPO Changes its English Name to CNIPA

SIPO Changes its English Name to CNIPA

On 28 August 2018, SIPO changed its English name to CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Association). Its new domain name, www.cnipa.gov.cn, was launched on 30 August 2018. These changes...

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Auditing Opposition Decisions At EUIPO

Auditing Opposition Decisions At EUIPO

On 3-5 October 2018, EUIPO welcomed the seventh edition of an external audit on the quality of its opposition decisions on European trademarks. In accordance with its 2020 Strategic Plan, EUIPO...

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FICPI Editor

If you have news of changes or developments in IP law or practice in your country or region which it would be important for members of the FICPI global community of independent IP attorneys to know about, please contact our Editor (contact details below).

Catherine Dhanjal

catherine.dhanjal@theanswer.ltd

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