CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![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>China National Convention Center</strong>, Floor 3, Tower C, No.7, Tianchendong Road, Chaoyang District, 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>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[July 2 to 13, 2018 - StrasbourgCEIPI Summer School on Intellectual Property in Europe]]><p>For the 10<sup>th</sup> year in a row, the CEIPI is organizing a Summer School on IP in Europe. The courses will be held&nbsp;<strong>from July 2 to 13, 2018.</strong></p> <p><strong>Unique in Europe</strong><strong> and in the world</strong>, this Summer School offers a <strong>two weeks</strong><strong> training</strong> as theoretical as practical for both scientific and law backgrounds. In fact, the division of the course into two parts, the first devoted to a general stream and the second a specialized stream, during which students may opt for a &quot;<strong>Patent path</strong>&quot; or a &quot;<strong>Trademark and Designs path</strong>&quot; grants to this Summer School its specificity.</p> <p>More informations, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/news/piece-of-news/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=10178" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> You can download the new updated program of this summer school, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Universite_d_ete_2018/summer2018prog01.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><strong>Deadline to enrol is 11 June 2018</strong></p> <p>For further information or contact the registrar, <a href="mailto:isabelle.christ@ceipi.edu?subject=CEIPI%20Summer%20School%20-%20Via%20CNCPI%20Website">Isabelle Christ</a></p> <p>CEIPI website, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" 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[August 19 to 21, 2018 - Sao Paulo Brazil38th International Congress of Intellectual Property]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_08_19-21_28e%20International%20Congress%20on%20IP_bandeau_500.jpg" style="height:105px; width:500px" /></p> <p><strong>ABPI&#39;s 38th International Congress</strong> will be held in <strong>Sao Paulo</strong>, in <strong>august </strong>2018.<br /> <br /> This event is a reference in the area of Intellectual Property, and is the most important one in Brazil.<br /> In its last editions ABPI&#39;s Congress reached a record of attendance, strpassing 1000 participants, many of them coming from abroad.</p> <p>Program, <a href="http://www.abpi.org.br/congresso2018/programasintetico2018.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> All informations on the event, registration, <a href="http://www.abpi.org.br/congresso2018/siteport/defaultport.asp?titulo=XXXVIII%20Congresso%20Internacional%20da%20Propriedade%20Intelectual%20-%20ABPI&amp;linguagem=Portugu%EAs" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.abpi.org.br/english/defaulteng.asp?linguagem=English" target="_blank">ABPI</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[June, 11 to 22, 2018 - StrasbourgAdvanced Training Course on IP, Technology Transfer and Licensing]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/logo%20CEIPI%20New_EN_capture_recadre_250x114.jpg" style="height:114px; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px; width:250px" /><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="height:143px; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px; width:200px" /><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_INPI.jpg" style="height:75px; width:137px" /></p> <p>The <strong>CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing</strong> will take place from 11 to 22 June 2018 in Strasbourg.</p> <p>This training course is jointly organized since 1978 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). Like in the past edition, the present course touches upon the legal and economic aspects of technology transfer and licensing.</p> <p>The training is addressed to technology transfer professionals, including professionals working in university technology transfer offices, national and regional intellectual property offices and science and technology ministries. With an integrated and practical approach, the CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing will be also of the interest of lawyers and economists.</p> <p>Download the <strong>program</strong>, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Colloques/OMPI_CEIPI/OMPI-CEIPI-2018/CEIPI_TT_2018_program_03.05.2018.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><strong>All informations</strong> about this Advanced Training Course, <strong>registration</strong>, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/training-seminars/ceipiwipo-trainings/ceipiwipoinpi-advanced-training-course-on-intellectual-property-technology-transfer-and-licensing/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>For further information, please contact Mrs. Anne-Catherine Brunck, <a href="mailto:brunck@ceipi.edu?subject=Informations%20on%20Advanced%20Training%20Course%20-%20Via%20CNCPI's%20website" 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[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><![CDATA[EPO - EPO reports growing demand; Europe's attractiveness as leading tech market confirmed]]><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>received nearly 166 000 European patent applications in 2017, an increase of +3.9% and an all-time high.<br /> ...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180307.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Annual Report 2017</strong>, <a href="http://www.epo.org/about-us/annual-reports-statistics/annual-report/2017.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[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[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>