Tag Archives: Country-specific issues

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With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time once again to look at the top national stage filing destinations for our clients from the past year. In 2013, we retained our status as the largest US filer of PCT applications … Continue reading

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Hello everyone! Our friends at AFD China recently released their November 2013 newsletter.  Please see below for the highlights from their latest edition: Recently, SIPO and IPOS entered an agreement to exchange patent data.  Their plan aims to strengthen the … Continue reading

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Hello everyone! We are wrapping up this week with a look at the best foreign filing news from around the world: Denmark is set to vote this fall or winter on joining the Unified Patent Court.  However, resistance is forming … Continue reading

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Hello all! Once again, our friends at AFD China have released their monthly newsletter.  Below, we have included some of the highlights from the August 2013 edition for your consideration: Between January and June of 2013, national prosecutors charged 3,805 … Continue reading

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Hello everyone! Our friends at AFD China recently released their monthly newsletter.  Please see below for the highlights from the July edition: China issued a development report, marking the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the National IP Strategy.  The … Continue reading

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The Islamic Republic of Iran became the 148th contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty this month, depositing its instrument of ratification on July 4th, 2013. As with all new PCT members, Iran will be bound by the PCT three … Continue reading

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This article is a continuation of a two-part series on Honduras, written by Ricardo Mejia, Partner & Intellectual Property Director of Bufete Mejia & Asociados. The following excerpts were selected from Getting the Deal Through – Patents 2013: Can a … Continue reading

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Ricardo Mejia, Partner and Intellectual Property Director of  Bufete Mejia & Asociados, recently shared some important information on patent enforcement proceedings in Honduras. See below for a selection of excerpts from Mejia’s article, which appeared in Getting the Deal Through … Continue reading

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Hi everyone! Our friends at AFD China have released another great IP newsletter this month, and we’ve picked out a few highlights for you below: On a recent visit to Switzerland, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promoted the idea of “technological … Continue reading

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Dr. Jacqueline Lui and Ms. Yolanda Wang, colleagues at Eagle IP Ltd., were kind enough to share a guest article comparing Invention patents and Utility model patents in China. For convenience, they also included a useful table summarizing the differences … Continue reading