CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![CDATA[EPO - New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />This study, which has been carried out by the <strong>EPO </strong>in co-operation with the <strong>Handelsblatt Research Institute</strong>, is intended to provide users of the European patent system and the broader public alike with information about a major technology trend that is being observed across a whole range of technical fields.</p> <p>Known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this trend is primarily driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things. It also encompasses a number of other technologies, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence.</p> <p><strong>Dowload full study</strong>, <a href="http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/17FDB5538E87B4B9C12581EF0045762F/$File/fourth_industrial_revolution_2017__en.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Summary of key findings</strong>, <a href="http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/17FDB5538E87B4B9C12581EF0045762F/$File/fourth_industrial_revolution_2017__key_findings_en.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></p><![CDATA[WIPO - China Tops Patent, Trademark, Design Filings in 2016]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amidsoaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total for the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0013.html?utm_source=WIPO +Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=cde7c2caf7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_04&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4- cde7c2caf7-254743801" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Study Gives First-Ever Figures on Value of “Intangible Capital” in Manufactured Goods]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />First-ever figures reveal that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from <strong>&ldquo;intangible capital&rdquo;</strong>, such as branding, design and technology, according to a WIPO study of the global value chains companies use to produce their goods.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0012.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Madrid Agreement - Entry into force of the 2018 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Entry into force of the 2018 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification</strong></p> <p>A new version of the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) will enter into force on January 1, 2018.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> For further information, please refer to Information Notice No. 25/2017, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/madrdocs/en/2017/madrid_2017_25.pdf?utm_source=WIPO+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=c4f38a08a3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_11_23&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4-c4f38a08a3-254743801" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - EPO and Chinese IP office renew their strategic partnership]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>EPO </strong>and <strong>China&#39;s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)</strong> have renewed their co-operation by signing a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement at their annual heads of office meeting in Zhengzhou.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171123.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - Unitary Patent expected to boost trade and investment in the EU, new study shows]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />A study published on 14 November 2017, by the <strong>EPO </strong>finds that the Unitary Patent could significantly enhance technology transfer in the EU through more trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171114_fr.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - António Campinos elected next EPO President]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation</strong> has elected <strong>Ant&oacute;nio Campinos</strong> to succeed <strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> as <em>President of the European Patent Office (EPO)</em>.</p> <p>His <strong>five-year term will start on 1 July 2018</strong>.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20171011.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="https://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></p><![CDATA[EPO - SME case studies]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>EPO</strong>, in close collaboration with renowned IP experts, has produced a <strong>series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprise</strong> (SMEs) which are benefiting from using patents and other IP rights.</p> <p>Download all case studies as one PDF, <a href="http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/FF76F6F0783153B7C12581A2004DA0D2/$File/epo_sme_case_studies_2017_en.pdf" target="_blank">click here </a></p> <p>Source <a href="https://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></p><![CDATA[CEIPI - Publication CEIPI-ICTSD n4]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/logo%20CEIPI%20New_EN_capture_recadre_250x114.jpg" style="float:left; height:114px; margin:10px 15px; width:250px" /></p> <p>The <strong>Center for International Intellectual Property Studies</strong> (<em>CEIPI</em>) is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue in the <strong>CEIPI/ICTSD series on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System</strong>, produced jointly with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).</p> <p>This new issue, &ldquo;Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The emergence and Impact of the Mega-Regionals&rdquo;, edited by <strong>Pedro Roffe</strong>, <em>Senior Associate at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development</em> and <strong>Xavier Seuba</strong>, <em>Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI</em>, explores the impact of plurilateralism agreements on trade related international intellectual property law.</p> <p>The CEIPI-ICTSD publication series provides high quality academic and policy-oriented papers dealing with topics that are of global relevance because of their normative pre-eminence, economic relevance, and socio-economic impact.</p> <p>Download the <strong>CEIPI/ICTSD series n&deg;4</strong>, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Publications_CEIPI___ICTSD/CEIPI-ICTSD_no_4.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Previous issues in the series can be consulted, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/library-and-publications/library-and-documentary-resources/ceipi-ictsd-publication-series-on-global-perspectives-and-challenges-for-the-intellectual-property-system/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" target="_blank">CEIPI</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[European Commission - Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Commission%20Europeenne_200_EN.jpg" style="float:left; height:139px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)</p> <p>Upload the document, <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/position-paper-intellectual-property-rights_en.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/index_en" target="_blank">European Commission</a></p><![CDATA[WTO - Azevêdo begins second term as Director-General]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMC_WTO.gif" style="float:left; height:52px; margin:10px 15px; width:173px" /><strong>Roberto Azev&ecirc;do</strong> marked the start of his <em>second term as WTO Director-General</em> on<em> </em>September, 1, 2017, focusing on the challenges facing the trading system and stressing the importance of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), which will take place in Buenos Aires in December this year.</p> <p>His term will run for four years, until 31 August 2021.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news17_e/dgra_31aug17_e.htm" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.wto.org/index.htm" target="_blank">WTO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Unitary Patent guide]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>EPO </strong>publishes its <strong>first guide on the unitary patent</strong>.<br /> Read more, <a href="https://www.epo.org/law-practice/unitary/unitary-patent/unitary-patent-guide.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Dowload the Review, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_930_2017.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - PCT Yearly Review 2017 - The International Patent System]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Publication of PCT Yearly Review 2017</strong><br /> Download the report, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_901_2017.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Data and graphs, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/activity/index.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em><span style="font-size:11px">Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></span></em></p><![CDATA[UPC - Call for Information – UPC Case Management System integration requirements]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />The <strong>UPC case management system </strong>is the lifeblood of the court&rsquo;s structure and its efficiency and reliability will be a key success factor.</p> <p>The UPC IT team setting up the case management system are keen to hear from business or service providers how you propose to integrate with the new Court&rsquo;s...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/call-information-upc-case-management-system-integration-requirements" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Alberto Casado Cerviño to head new EPO Directorate-General Patent Granting Process]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>Administrative Council of the EPO</strong> has extended the portfolio of activities of <strong>Vice-President Alberto Casado Cervi&ntilde;o</strong>.</p> <p>He will head the new Directorate-General Patent Granting Process at the EPO, which results from an internal reorganisation.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170707.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[UPC - Case Management System]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />Note from the <strong>IT Working Group Coordinator</strong> &ndash; <strong>Dario Pizzolante</strong><br /> After uninterrupted efforts for the setup of the UPC IT systems, the UPC IT team is pleased to announce a major milestone in the implementation of the Case Management System (CMS). As of August 2017 and until the opening of the Court,...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/case-management-system" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[UPC - Update on Provisional Application Phase]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" /><strong>07 July 2017</strong></p> <p>The <strong>UK </strong>has deposited the document required to apply the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (PPA) with the depository for the UPC Agreement.<br /> This protocol will allow some parts of the UPC Agreement to be applied provisionally. Further information on those...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/update-provisional-application-phase" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Businesses eager for Unitary Patent to start in early 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />Users voice strong support for the Unitary Patent package at conference in Munich<br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170607.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - Fast-track patent examination launched with Malaysia and the Philippines]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />On 1 July the <strong>EPO </strong>launched <strong>Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)</strong> pilot programmes with the <strong>patent offices of Malaysia and the Philippines</strong> to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170704.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Publication of the first ever Quality Report]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />A comprehensive report outlining a detailed set of quality indicators, it aims to increase transparency on the effects of that policy, while also serving as an additional instrument for the EPO to systematically monitor and improve its measures relating to quality assurance.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170705.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO publishes new policy brief on climate technologies and enhances cooperation with IRENA]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />In co-operation with the <strong>International Renewable Energy Agency</strong> (IRENA), the <strong>EPO </strong>has today published a new policy brief on the latest trends in climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs). The study provides evidence on the dissemination of CCMTs, with a focus on renewable energy technologies and reveals that inventive activity in CCMTs has been increasing globally over the past decade.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170703.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Introducing the Madrid Member Profiles Database]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />On May 21, 2017 WIPO launched the all-new Member Profiles Database at the annual INTA Madrid System Users&rsquo; Meeting.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/news/2017/news_0012.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review - 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Download the Yearly Review 2017, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_901_2017.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[UPC - A Message from the Chairman, Alexander Ramsay – June 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" /><strong>27 June 2017</strong> - As previously announced, the timetable for the start of the period of provisional application and the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is relying on the timely finalisation of national procedures concerning the ratification of the UPC Agreement (UPCA) and the participation in the Protocol on Provisional Application (PPA).</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/message-chairman-alexander-ramsay-june-2017" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>