CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![CDATA[July, 3, 2018 - Munich6th annual conference - UP & UPC 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_07_03_UP-UPC_bandeau_500.jpg" style="height:258px; width:500px" /></p> <p>This event takes part in the ongoing process for the implementation of the <strong>European patent system</strong> through a <strong>unitary patent </strong>and the establishment of the <strong>Unified Patent court</strong>.<br /> This conference provides the audience with a taste of the latest news from the committees dealing with the preparation of the European patent with unitary effect and the UPC.</p> <p>This event will take place in Munich, at the <strong>EPO</strong>, Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 <em>(formerly Erhardtstrasse 27)</em> 80469 <strong>Munich</strong><em><strong> </strong>(Germany)</em>, from 8.30 am to 6 pm.</p> <p><strong>Main topics</strong> :</p> <ul> <li>Latest developments with the Committees dealing with the preparation of the Unitary Patent</li> <li>Current challenges stemming from the entry into force of the Unitary Patent</li> <li>Impact of the new Unitary Patent system on patent portfolios</li> <li>Implications: expected economic benefits of the Unitary Patent and the UPC</li> <li>A mock trial with Judges from different EU countries</li> <li>Cross-border litigation</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Why should you attend ?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Our delegates are provided with the latest news of the new European patent system and the impact of the future Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in an uncertain European political landscape.</li> <li>The speakers are carefully selected based on their knowledge and practical experience.</li> <li>Diversity of views and opinion and focus on content is important to us.</li> <li>The judges&#39; expertise and practical cases from the industry shared with you in one day.</li> <li>Interactive and straight to the point sessions where you can apply what you learned after the conference.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Program</strong>, <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/agenda/" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Speakers</strong>, <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/speakers/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><strong>Registration</strong>, <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/register/" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong><span style="font-size:14px">&euro;299 until 28 February</span></strong></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/" target="_blank">UP-UPC</a></em></p><![CDATA[May 24 to 26, 2018 - StrasbourgCEIPI - Training Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property]]><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/2018_05_24-26_CEIPI_IA%20et%20PI_visuel_250.jpg" style="float:left; height:354px; margin:10px 15px; width:250px" />CEIPI</strong> is pleased to announce the opening of a new advanced training program <strong>Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property</strong>, to take place in <strong>Strasbourg</strong>.</p> <p>This training program will explore the thorny questions by dissecting legal, policy and ethical issues concerning AI impact on creativity and innovation.<br /> In this course, CEIPI will gather leading experts in the field to discuss these novel issues from a broader international perspective, reviewing miscellaneous - and often inconsistent - national solutions.<br /> This training program should be of interest to creative economies and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, attorneys, policy makers, judges, and students</p> <p>Upload the program, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Seminaire_Intelligence_artificielle_et_P.I/CEIPI-AI_IP_program__draft_.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Further information, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/news/piece-of-news/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=10059" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>For any question on :</p> <ul> <li>administrative questions/registration, thank you for writing to Ms <strong>Diana Laplanche,</strong> <a href="mailto:dlaplanche@ceipi.edu?subject=Training%20Artificial%20Intelligence%20and%20IP%20-%20From%20WebSite%20CNCPI">click here</a></li> <li>related to the academic content of the program, thank you for writing to Mr. <strong>Giancarlo Frosio</strong> <a href="mailto:gcfrosio@ceipi.edu?subject=Training%20Artificial%20Intelligence%20and%20IP%20-%20From%20WebSite%20CNCPI">click here</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Limited number of places</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" target="_blank">CEIPI</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[May, 19 to 23, 2018 - SeattleINTA - 140th Annual Meeting 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_05_19-23_INTA_Visual_500.jpg" style="height:264px; width:500px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Join IP professionals, including practitioners, IP Office and government officials, marketers, CEOs and brand protection professionals, from around the world for <strong>INTA&rsquo;s 140th Annual Meeting</strong> on <strong>May 19&ndash;23, 2018</strong> in scenic <strong>Seattle</strong>, Washington.</p> <p>The world&rsquo;s largest and most widely attended trademark event, INTA&rsquo;s Annual Meeting, offers you the unmatched opportunity to examine key industry issues, gain actionable insights, forge critical partnerships, exchange ideas, and come away energized and equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities offered by a constantly evolving IP landscape.</p> <p>The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place in the centrally-located <a href="https://www.wscc.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Washington State Convention Center</strong></a>, an industry leader in conservation and recycling. Dedicated to environmental building practices and &ldquo;green&rdquo; operations for more than two decades, the Convention Center is surrounded by plenty of hotel choices in this walking-friendly city.</p> <p><strong>INTA&#39;s website</strong>, Annual Meeting 2018, <a href="https://www.inta.org/2018Annual/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Schedule </strong>by day, <a href="https://www.inta.org/2018Annual/Program/Pages/Schedule-by-Day.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Registration</strong>, <a href="https://www.inta.org/2018Annual/Registration/Pages/Pricing.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_05_19-23_INTA_logo_200.png" style="float:left; height:88px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><em>Source <a href="http://www.inta.org/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">INTA</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - Engaging with users on patent quality]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /><strong>Members of the SACEPO</strong> (*) <strong>Working Party</strong> for Quality met for the second time yesterday to discuss quality in patents, this time at the EPO premises in The Hague.</p> <p><em>(*) SACEPO: Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO</em><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180209.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 - EPO and Argentina step up co-operation on patents]]><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /></strong><em><strong>EPO </strong>President</em> <strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> met with <em>Argentina&#39;s Commerce Secretary </em><strong>Miguel Braun</strong> on 5 February in Buenos Aires to discuss recent developments in patents and innovation and the co-operation between the two regions in this field.</p> <p>On this occasion, the EPO also signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (<em><strong>INPI</strong></em>*) on the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC).<br /> 60/5000<br /> <em>(*) <strong>INPI </strong>- Attention not to be confused with the INPI in France.</em></p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180207.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 and CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />Munich - January, 25, 2018<br /> High-level representatives and experts of the <strong>EPO</strong>, led by <em>President </em><strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong>, met yesterday in Munich with a delegation of the <strong>Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys</strong> (CIPA) headed by its <em>President</em>, <strong>Stephen Jones</strong>.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180125.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[June, 14 & 15, 2018 - BrusselsERA Big Data in the Digital Single Market: Ownership, Use and Protection]]><p><img alt="" src="http://uk.cncpi.frhttps://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/logo_ERA_fr.gif" style="float:left; height:123px; margin:10px 15px; width:150px" />This conference will be held in <strong>Brussels </strong>on <strong>2 days</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Objective</strong><br /> The ever-growing accumulation and use of digital data raises legal challenges for private and public entities as regards data ownership, the cross-border use and the protection of these data. The conference will look at the EU legal framework and its loopholes, and offer a platform for discussion on how to adapt the framework to the European data economy.</p> <p>Program, speakers, registration, <a href="https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=4a0ccdd69fedf7b13a7de09da634d7e6828f293700572635613495&amp;_sprache=en&amp;_bereich=artikel&amp;_aktion=detail&amp;idartikel=127565" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=19786bb04f6059d8a305220b75b20cf0f177de0100574173751165&amp;_sprache=en&amp;_bereich=ansicht&amp;_aktion=detail&amp;schluessel=era" target="_blank">ERA</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[March 1st & 2, 2018 – BrusselsERA - Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/logo_ERA_fr.gif" style="float:left; height:123px; margin:10px 15px; width:150px" />This conference will be held in <strong>Brussels </strong>on <strong>2 days</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Objective</strong><br /> This annual conference will bring legal practitioners working with the pharmaceutical sector up-to-date on the latest relevant regulatory developments, legislative initiatives and case law.</p> <p>Program, speakers, registration, <a href="https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=c8e01e9850586d2187440ec728960880d1d8e36100572635315729&amp;_sprache=en&amp;_bereich=artikel&amp;_aktion=detail&amp;idartikel=127277" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=a4ed4b976a65046f0ac9d853ebc85afa92bdca8400574173116400&amp;_sprache=en&amp;_bereich=ansicht&amp;_aktion=detail&amp;schluessel=era" target="_blank">ERA</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Madrid Monitor became WIPO’s only tool under the madrid System]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />On January 1, <strong>Madrid Monitor</strong>&nbsp; became WIPO&rsquo;s only tool for tracking the status of international trademark applications and registrations under the Madrid System.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> WIPO&rsquo;s original monitoring tools ROMARIN, Madrid e-Alert and Madrid Realtime Status, have been discontinued and replaced by the simpler and more streamlined Monitor.</p> <p>Access to Madrid Monitor, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/monitor/en/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></p><![CDATA[UPC - Summing up and Looking Forward to 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />Yet another year of preparation has come to an end and it is time to sum up 2017 and plan ahead for 2018.When the Preparatory Committee started 2017 we made the assessment, based on all information available at the time, it was likely that we would enter into provisional application before the...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/summing-and-looking-forward-2018" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - Re-organisation set to improve quality and efficiency in EPO’s patent granting process]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>EPO </strong>has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process.</p> <p>The move is also expected to foster the timeliness of the patent granting procedure for users and contribute to higher quality patents and services.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180102.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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="https://www.cncpi.fr/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>