CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![CDATA[European Parliament - Report with ERRATUM on copyright in the Digital Single Market]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>ERRATUM to the report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market</strong></p> <p>Read the report with ERRATUM, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=ADDON&amp;reference=A8-2018-0245&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=FR&amp;secondRef=ERR-01-EN" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></em></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Global Innovation Index 2018: China Cracks Top 20]]><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>Global Innovation Index 2018: China Cracks Top 20. Top Rankings: Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Singapore, U.S</strong>.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2018/article_0005.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></p><![CDATA[CEIPI - Publication CEIPI-ICTSD n5]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/ACTUALITES/2018_07_CEIPI%20ICTSD%20n5_visuel_recadre_250.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:1px; float:left; height:279px; margin:10px 15px; width:250px" /></p> <p>The <strong>Center for International Intellectual Property Studies</strong> (CEIPI) is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth issue in the <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">CEIPI/ICTSD series </a>on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, produced jointly with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).</p> <p>This new issue, <em>Intellectual Property and Digital Trade in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data</em>, <strong>edited by Xavier Seuba, Christophe Geiger and Julien P&eacute;nin</strong>, elaborates on changes in modes of innovation, production and commercialisation of innovation, which are central in current discussions and relate closely to intellectual property law and competition. The chapters of this volume feed the debate, identify the central aspects and may be instrumental at drafting a research agenda.</p> <p>This publication includes contributions of: Keith E. Maskus, Yann M&eacute;ni&egrave;re, Ilja Rudyk, Sean M. O&rsquo;Connor, Catalina Mart&iacute;nez, Peter Bittner, Alissa Zeller, Reto Hilty, Christophe Geiger, Giancarlo Frosio, Oleksandr Bulayenko, Ryan Abbott, Timo Minssen, Jens Schovsbo, Francesco Lissoni, Gabriele Cristelli and Claudia Jamin.</p> <p>Dowload the publication, <a href="https://typodun2009.unistra.fr/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Publications_CEIPI___ICTSD/CEIPI-ICTSD_Issue_5_Final.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" target="_blank">CEIPI</a></em></p><![CDATA[WIPO - 2018 Edition of Classification Guidelines Available Now]]><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" />The <strong>2018 edition of WIPO&rsquo;s Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications under the Madrid System </strong>(&ldquo;Classification Guidelines&rdquo;) is now available, offering information on the most current examination principles applied by Madrid Registry examiners.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/news/2018/news_0007.html?utm_source=WIPO+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=4a20862b73-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_06_08_18&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4-4a20862b73-254743801" 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><![CDATA[EPO - Europe gears up for the Unitary Patent]]><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>Conference participants voice strong support for the Unitary Patent package and are eager to see the start of the new system</strong></p> <p>More than 200 representatives of industry, government, academia and the legal profession gathered at the EPO in Munich this week to discuss the latest developments and preparations for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) at a conference hosted by the European Patent Office and organised by Premier Cercle.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180705.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 - António Campinos takes over as President of the European Patent Office]]><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" />With a strong record of 20 years of executive leadership experience in the Intellectual Property field, the Portuguese national was elected <strong>President in October 2017 by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation</strong>, the EPO&#39;s legislative body, for a five-year term.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180702.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[European Parliament - Report - Copyright in the Digital Single Market]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Committee on Legal Affairs</strong><br /> <strong>REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market</strong></p> <p>Read the Report, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&amp;reference=A8-2018-0245&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[European Parliament - Report - Three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of IP rights and civil liability]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Read the report, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+REPORT+A8-2018-0223+0+DOC+PDF+V0//EN" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - The winners of the European Inventor Award 2018]]><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>Outstanding inventors from France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland and the US honoured with European Inventor Award 2018</strong></p> <p>The winners of the European Inventor Award 2018 are:</p> <ul> <li>Industry - Agn&egrave;s Poulbot and Jacques Barraud&dagger; (France) &quot;Auto-regenerating&quot; tyre tread</li> <li>Research - Jens Frahm (Germany) Faster, real-time MRI</li> <li>Non-EPO countries - Esther Sans Takeuchi (United States) Batteries to reset the heart</li> <li>Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - Jane n&iacute; Dhulchaointigh and team (Ireland) Sugru: multi-purpose mouldable glue</li> <li>Popular Prize - Erik Loopstra (Netherlands) and Vadim Banine (Netherlands/Russia) EUV lithography for smaller, more powerful microchips</li> <li>Lifetime achievement - Ursula Keller (Switzerland) Ultrafast pulsed lasers</li> </ul> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/ACTUALITES/2018_06_07_OEB%20-%20Prix%20Inventeur%202018_recadre_500.jpg" style="height:223px; width:500px" /><br /> <em>Cr&eacute;dit photo EPO</em><br /> The finalists of the European Inventor Award 2018 on stage at the award ceremony , together with EPO President Beno&icirc;t Battistelli, Jury chairman Thierry Breton, and Micha&euml;lle Jean, Secretary General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.</p> <p>More informations, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180607.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[August, 30 & 31, 2018 - Beijing (Pékin)CPAC 2018 - China Patent Annual Conference]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_08_30-31_CPAC_Pekin_bandeau_500.jpg" style="height:121px; width:500px" /></p> <p>The <strong>9th edition of CPAC</strong>, <em>China Patent Annual Conference</em>, former <em>Patent Information Annual Conf&eacute;rence of China, </em>will be held in <strong>Beijing</strong> from <strong>30 to 31 august 2018 </strong>at the <strong>No. 6, Rongchang East Street, Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone,</strong> Beijing , China.</p> <p>This year&#39;s <strong>CPAC </strong>will bring together thought leaders around the world with focus on the latest trend and hottest topics in IP industry, and unparalleled networking opportunities.<br /> The CPAC provides the sheer opportunity for you to learn and exchange ideas with other IP elites beyond the border.</p> <p><strong>French Patent and Trademark Attorneys</strong>, <em>members of CNCPI</em>, will be present on <strong>booth 52</strong> to represent the profession and answer any questions related to the field of IP.<br /> Exhibition plan and CNCPI stand, <a href="/fckupload/File/AGENDA/2018_08_30-31_CPAC2018_plan%20stands_CNCPI%20stand%2052.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Program, <a href="http://www.piac-china.com/eng/Schedule_eng.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Website of the event, <a href="http://www.piac-china.com/eng/Index_eng.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p><![CDATA[NEWS from 19 May 2018 - Conference The impact of Brexit on IP law in the EU - Seattle (USA)]]><p>A conference, <strong>The impact of Brexit on IP law in the EU</strong>, was held in <strong>Seattle </strong>on 19 May 2018 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel prior to the opening of <strong>INTA</strong>.<br /> This conference was organized by <strong>CNCPI</strong>, the <strong>Paris Bar</strong>, <strong>CEIPI </strong>and <strong>AFPI</strong>, in partnership with <strong>INPI</strong>, <strong>UNIFAB </strong>and <strong>AACEIPI</strong>.</p> <p>The opening speeches were delivered by <strong>Guyl&egrave;ne Kiesel Le Cosquer</strong>, <em>President of the CNCPI</em>, <strong>Pierre Hoffman</strong>, <em>Member of the Paris Bar</em>, and <strong>Charlotte Beaumatin</strong>, <em>INPI Regional Counselor for the United States</em>, based at the French Embassy in Washington.</p> <p>The programme was designed by <strong>Charlotte Montaud</strong>, <em>Member of the Bureau of the CNCPI</em> and <strong>Yann Basire</strong>, <em>Associate Professor, University of Haute-Alsace, Associate Professor at CEIPI, Secretary of the AFPI</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Three pairs from several continents presented the following topics:</p> <ul> <li>The future of the unitary rights (trademarks and designs)</li> <li>The fate of the Unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court</li> <li>The consequences of Brexit on the rules of the common market (exhaustion of rights, transit, agreements...)</li> </ul> <p>Then, a round table of 9 speakers and a moderator responded to the theme <strong>&quot;The expectations of practitionners&quot;</strong>.<br /> These presentations were followed by discussions with participants.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/MANIFESTATIONS/2018_05_19_Conf%20Brexit_intervenants%20recadre_500.jpg" style="height:333px; width:500px" /></p> <p>From left to right, standing :<br /> <strong><em>Pierre Hoffman</em></strong> (France), <em><strong>Pr. Sean O&#39;Connor</strong></em> (USA), <strong><em>Luis Alfonso Duran</em></strong> (Spain), <em><strong>Delphine Sarfati</strong></em> (France), <em><strong>Yann Basire</strong></em> (France), <em><strong>G&eacute;raldine Arbant</strong></em> (France), <em><strong>Christophe Pel&egrave;se</strong></em> (France), <em><strong>Stephen Jones</strong></em> (Great Britain), <em><strong>Alvaro Loureiro Oliveira</strong></em> (Brazil), <em><strong>Kathleen Lemieux</strong></em> (Canada), <em><strong>Sylvain Thivillier</strong></em> (Germany), <em><strong>Edouard Treppoz</strong></em> (France), <strong><em>Ina Schreiber</em></strong> (France), <em><strong>Eleonore Gaspar</strong></em> (France).<br /> Front row :<br /> <strong><em>Pr. Toshiko Takenaka</em></strong> (USA), <strong><em>Eleonora Rosati</em></strong> (Italy), <strong><em>Guyl&egrave;ne Kiesel Le Cosquer</em></strong> (France), <em><strong>Shoko Tsuitsui</strong></em> (Japan)</p> <p>This event, which brought together nearly 200 participants, was a success.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/MANIFESTATIONS/2018_05_19_Conf%20Brexit_salle_GKL%20pupitre_500.jpg" style="height:198px; width:500px" /></p><![CDATA[UPC-EPO - Ratification update - United Kingdom ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement]]><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" />This year has begun well for the project with Latvia ratifying in January and the <strong>UK ratifying the UPCA on 26 April</strong>.&nbsp; In addition, there are a number of&nbsp; contracting states who have ratified the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities over the last few months.</p> <p>Details of the latest ratifications can be found <a href="http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/documents-publications/treaties-agreements/agreement/?id=2013001&amp;DocLanguage=en" target="_blank">here</a><br /> Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/ratification-update" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><strong>EPO - April 26, 2018</strong><br /> The United Kingdom has announced on April, 26 that it has deposited the instruments of ratification of the Agreement relating to the Unified Patent Court (UPCA). This now brings the total number of ratifications to sixteen. Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180426.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source<a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank"> EPO</a><br /> Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - World Intellectual Property Day 2018 Celebrates Women’s Accomplishment]]><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" />Geneva, April 26, 2018</p> <p><strong>WIPO - World Intellectual Property Day 2018 Celebrates Women&rsquo;s Accomplishment : New WIPO Figures Show Highest-Ever Rate of Women Inventors, but Gender Gap Persists</strong></p> <p>The fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry show the highest rates of women named as inventors in international patent applications filed via WIPO, new figures indicate, as World IP Day 2018 celebrates women driving positive change across the globe.</p> <p>Read the press release, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2018/article_0003.html?utm_source=WIPO+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=a27f65ffa9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_25&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4-a27f65ffa9-254743801" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> World Intellectual Property Day &ndash; April 26, 2018, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/index.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[Brexit - Joint statement from the representatives of national IP Attorneys of EU countries]]><p>A joint statement from the <strong>CNCPI </strong>and the <strong>Representatives of national Intellectual Property Attorneys of European Union</strong> (EU) countries regarding the negotiations concerning the <strong>United Kingdom&rsquo;s exit from the EU concerning Trade Marks, Designs and the right of representation of UK practitioners before EUIPO and the European Court of Justice</strong> has been published.</p> <p>These matters do not only affect the IP Community, but also the EU, the companies located within the EU and outside of it, as well as consumers.</p> <p>The CNCPI and the representatives of national Intellectual Property Attorneys of European Union (EU) countries wish to emphasize the importance of IP for the economy in Europe, both in the EU generally and in the UK in the post-Referendum situation.</p> <p>Download french version, <a href="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/File/ACTUALITES/2018_03_Declaration%20conjointe_BREXIT_FR.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Download english version, <a href="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/File/ACTUALITES/2018_03_Joint%20statement_BREXIT_EN.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p><![CDATA[EPO - EPO and AIPPI discuss strategic objectives]]><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" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo%20AIPPI.jpg" style="height:84px; width:120px" /><br /> <br /> High-level representatives and experts from the <strong>EPO</strong>, led by <em>President</em> <strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong>, met with the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (<strong>AIPPI</strong>) Bureau headed by its <em>President</em> <strong>Hao Ma</strong> at the EPO headquarters in Munich.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180420.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 - 40 years of professional representation before the EPO]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="height:60px; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px; width:120px" /> &nbsp; <img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_EPI_120.png" style="height:76px; width:116px" /></p> <p><strong>EPO </strong><em>President </em><strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> joined <strong>Francis Leyder</strong>, <em>President of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO</em> (epi) and <strong>Christian Cardona</strong>, the <em>Maltese Minister for Economy</em>, Investment and Small Businesses, to celebrate the <strong>epi&#39;s 40th anniversary</strong>.<br /> <br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180416a.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></p><![CDATA[WIPO - The United Kingdom Joins the Hague 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 March 13, 2018, the <strong>Government of the United Kingdom</strong> deposited its instrument of<strong> ratification of the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement </strong>with <em>WIPO&rsquo;s Director General</em> <strong>Francis Gurry</strong>.</p> <p>This makes the United Kingdom the 54th member of the 1999 Act and 68th member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2018.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/hague/en/news/2018/news_0005.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WTO - US “Section 301” action against China’s intellectual property regime questioned at WTO Goods Council]]><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" />The <strong>WTO Goods Council</strong> on 26 March heard the world&rsquo;s largest traders exchange views on actions the <strong>United States </strong>is taking against <strong>China</strong> following a &ldquo;Section 301&rdquo; investigation of China&rsquo;s trade practices relating to intellectual property (IP), technology transfer and innovation. The Council also took up other trade concerns and elected new chairs for 2018.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/good_28mar18_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 - Meeting with UK Intellectual Property Office highlights role of patents in supporting innovation]]><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 delegation from the <strong>UK Intellectual Property Office</strong> headed by <em>Comptroller General and Chief Executive </em><strong>Tim Moss</strong> met <strong>EPO </strong><em>President </em><strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> and other senior managers to discuss recent developments in patents and co-operation between the two offices.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180326.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[WTO - United States files WTO complaint on China’s protection of intellectual property rights]]><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" />The <strong>United States</strong> has requested <strong>WTO consultations</strong> with <strong>China</strong> concerning certain Chinese measures which the US alleges are inconsistent with China&rsquo;s obligations under the WTO&rsquo;s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). The request was circulated to WTO members on 26 March.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/ds542rfc_26mar18_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[WIPO - China Drives International Patent Application to Record Heights]]><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>Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016; Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection</strong></p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0002.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[EPO - European patent system in focus at EU Presidency conference in Sofia]]><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> outlined recent developments in the European patent system and the importance of patents in supporting innovation and economic growth, which is set to be boosted by the Unitary Patent.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180320.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[European Parliament - Amendments 1 - 149 - Three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of IP rights and civil]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Amendments 1 to 149 on Three-dimensional printing, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&amp;reference=PE-619.044&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN&amp;secondRef=01" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WTO - 10th WTO-WIPO advanced course on intellectual property for policymakers]]><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" />A two-week Advanced <strong>Course on Intellectual Property </strong>for <strong>Government Officials</strong>, jointly organized by the <strong>WTO </strong>and the <strong>World Intellectual Property Organization</strong> (WIPO), opened in Geneva.</p> <p>The training aims to enhance the capacity of developing country governments to develop and implement national expertise in intellectual property (IP) matters.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/igo_12mar18_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[WIPO - Cybersquatting Cases Reach New Record in 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" />Geneva - March, 14, 2018 &ndash; <strong>Three industrie</strong>s &ndash; banking and finance, fashion, and internet and IT &ndash; accounted for nearly <strong>one-third of all cybersquatting disputes handled by WIPO&rsquo;s Arbitration and Mediation Center </strong>in 2017 as trademark owners filed an all-time high of 3,074 WIPO cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2018/article_0001.html?utm_source=WIPO+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=b7a433ad1a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_13&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4-b7a433ad1a-254743801" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p>