Posts Tagged: International


Re-Classification According to New EU Trade Mark Regulation

The new European Community Trade Mark Regulation, as approved by Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament, entered into force on March 23, 2016. Among other amendments, the provisions of …
By Yuliia Matsiuk 28 days ago 0

Contract considerations for an international license agreement

As the world continues to grow and international trade on a multi-continent level has become the norm, protecting a company’s name is one of the most …
By Cal Evans 1 month ago 0

What the 2016 presidential candidates are saying about H-1B visas

On the Republican side, front-runner Donald Trump, whose inability to be stopped by his own rhetoric has proven to be a hallmark of his campaign, has said …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn 2 months ago 2

H-1B visa requirements for specialty occupations, DOD workers and fashion models

In the tech world, the H-1B visa for a person in a specialty occupation has been a heated issue at times. According to the official website …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 5

The H-1B Visa: Helping America’s economy, hurting America’s workers

There is evidence to suggest that the H-1B visa program for skilled workers has proven itself effective in helping the U.S. economy. The H-1B …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 13

Chamber of Commerce index on IP environment shows U.S. leading the globe

The report noted key areas of strength for the American IP environment, including effective trade secret protection, commitment to international treaties, mechanisms for pharmaceutical-related patent and generally …
By Steve Brachmann 3 months ago 0

Patently Trump: Can He Do a Better Job Enforcing American Innovations?

Now it is time for Trump to call for a vigorous debate on the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty (“TPP”) to demonstrate his expertise on matters of strategic …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn 3 months ago 9

Record year in 2015 for EPO patent filings on big increases from U.S., Chinese companies

The European Patent Office (EPO) announced earlier today that the overall number of European patent applications filed at the EPO rose in 2015 to 160,000. This represents an increase …
By Gene Quinn 3 months ago 1

Whistleblowers testify on on alleged Gurry abuses at WIPO to House Foreign Affairs Committee

The third witness at the House foreign affairs subcommittee hearing was Matthew Parish, legal counsel to WIPO Staff Council. He testified on behalf of WIPO Staff Council …
By Steve Brachmann 3 months ago 3

The Need for Accountability at the World Intellectual Property Organization

Based on my experience I can report to you that the vast majority of the people at WIPO are competent, dedicated and deliver as required, many of …
By James Pooley 3 months ago 1

China releases new proposed amendments to patent laws

Although the Chinese Patent Law is a mere 31 years old, it has already gone through 3 major revisions, the last being 6 years ago. In its most recent effort, …
By Michael Lin 5 months ago 1

Obama Administration Caves on Data Exclusivity in Historic TPP Trade Deal

In order to reach an agreement the United States granted a key concession relating to biologics, which are advanced medicines made from living organisms. Presently the United …
By Gene Quinn 8 months ago 3

India seeks more foreign investment but throttles IP rights through compulsory licensing

A recent trend towards compulsory licensing has also raised red flags for many. In March 2012, the Indian Patent Office granted the country’s first compulsory license to …
By Steve Brachmann 11 months ago 6

WIPO Member States ask UN to Investigate Francis Gurry

The intellectual property community has become familiar with scandals over the last decade as well, although nothing that rivals the audacity of the reported FIFA scandal to …
By Gene Quinn 12 months ago 7

Harmonization and the quest for an elusive international grace period

An interview with Jim Pooley, former Deputy Director General of WIPO - The actual changes that we might have to accept in a truly globalized, harmonized system …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 2