Posts Tagged: Russia


The Costs of Obtaining and Maintaining a Patent in the BRICS Economies

BRICS is an acronym for an association of five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Over the last 25 years, the BRICS economies have been at …

Ukraine: 25 Years After the USSR Collapse, Two Countries’ Banks Keep Disputing One Trademark

Two signs “Oschadbank” and “Sberbank” have the same meaning in Ukrainian and Russian, namely, the abbreviation of SBEREGATELNYY BANK (Savings Bank). After the Soviet Union disintegration in 1991, …
By Mariya Ortynska
5 months ago 5

A Changing Patent Landscape: U.S. no longer the most patent friendly jurisdiction in the world

At this moment in history almost everything we thought we knew about global patent protection is being challenged. The U.S. is not the most patent friendly …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 13

Realistic representation of a product: Grounds for refusal of trademark registration – Ukraine vs European Union

The distinctive character is one of the universally accepted criteria for registration of a sign as a trademark. This criterion is derived from the main function of …
By Yuliia Matsiuk
2 years ago 1

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2015: Design Patent Highlights

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators. The 2015 report dissects the macro trends associated with filing activity and registrations for 2014 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
2 years ago 0

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
2 years ago 1

Possibility of bomb in Russian plane crash will shift focus towards bomb detection tech

Given all of these issues with these conventional bomb detection methods, what are the innovations being developed in response? One Israeli explosive detection tech developer, Tracense Systems, …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Foreign Priority Applications at the USPTO

Japan is also the country with the greatest number of foreign priority patent applications at the USPTO. With almost 1.1 million total foreign priority filings and over 389,000 foreign …

USPTO and Russia Begin Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot

The Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of the Russian Federation (ROSPATENT) have …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Intellectual Property News from Eastern Europe

At the start of the new year I pledged that I would start to try and expand the scope of IPWatchdog.com to touch upon intellectual property …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

US Trade Representative Issues Annual Report on Global IP Rights

For 2010 the US Trade Representative reviewed 77 trading partners for this year’s Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on either the Priority Watch List, Watch List, or the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0