Posts Tagged: "AWA"

IPW Webinar: Challenging Trademarks in Europe – Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings at the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property and the EUIPO

Trademark opposition proceedings provide trademark owners a relatively quick means to challenge the trademark application of another prior the challenged application being granted. Meanwhile, a cancellation proceeding offers a trademark owner a procedural mechanism to challenge an issued trademark at the Intellectual Property Office rather than in court. Different timelines, grounds for challenge, standards of proof, and appeals rules apply…

IPW Webinar: China’s New Patent Law: Explaining Substantial Changes Years in the Making

Insufficient patent protection and enforcement in China has been a long-standing frustration not just for international but also domestic rights holders. After several rounds of revisions and years in the making – the revised PRC Patent Law entered into force on June 1, 2021. The fourth amendments bring substantial changes including the creation of a patent linkage system, introduces an…

IPW Webinar: Brand Wars: China Steps Up to the Plate Against Trademark Squatters

For the past four decades foreign companies have been confronted with Chinese trademark squatting. Trademark squatting, in which someone else registers your trademark, suddenly prevents you from using your brand in China. Causing massive headaches every year, foreign companies are often left with little choice but to cough up huge sums to buy back the trademark, rebrand their product or…

IPW Webinar: EU Trademarks and Trademarks in Europe: What’s the difference? Why does it matter?

Trademarks are a universal phenomenon and have existed for almost as long as trade itself. Identification symbols that worked as early trademarks have been found on the goods that were traded dating back to as early as 4000 years ago. Although found in virtually every legal system around the world, trademarks are based on national law. Having a trademark in…

IPW Webinar: Protecting Medicinal and Plant Products in Europe with Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)

  Generally speaking, patents last for 20 years from the filing date of the first patent application. While 20 years seems like a long term of protection, many years can be eaten up during patent examination proceedings. An even larger number of years can waste away as the result of the regulatory approval processes, particularly medicinal products (both human and…

IPW Webinar: Patentability of Life Sciences Inventions in the EU and China

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) are both seeing a rise in the number of patents filed in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. What can be patented in each of these jurisdictions? Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog.com, for a webinar discussion relating to what types of life sciences innovations…

IPW Webinar: Patents and Trademarks in China – Separating the Myths from Reality

Effectively Navigating IP Enforcement in China. China is a unique jurisdiction when it comes to intellectual property and one that warrants particular attention, whether as a key global market or a manufacturing destination for international companies. In this webinar, Ai-Leen Lim and Xiaofan Chen from AWA Asia will debunk myths from the on-the-ground reality they experience navigating China’s intellectual property…

IPW Webinar – Exploring Software Patentability before the European Patent Office (EPO)

Webinar Sponsored By: Once upon a time, prior to Alice, the best, most available software protection in the world was available in the United States. Today, with uncertainty surrounding the abstract nature of software, the U.S. has taken a backseat to Europe. Join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. and noted software patent expert, for this wide-ranging discussion…