Posts Tagged: international law


Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' …
By Christopher Snowdon
4 years ago 5

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
5 years ago 3

Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy Opens in Istanbul

Over 850 delegates from more than 100 countries are attending the three-day meeting from 24 to 26 April that is being chaired by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and hosted by …
By WIPO
8 years ago 1

USPTO Seeking Comments on Matters Related to the Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law

At a meeting convened in October 2012, experts from the Tegernsee Group offices were tasked to collaboratively develop a joint questionnaire to aid in the acquisition and analysis …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 0

Europe Achieves Historic Agreement on Unitary Patent

The European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) in the 25 participating states is based on two regulations, one creating the instrument, and one on the applicable language …

Universities: Get One More Year on your PCT Patent Filing

Scientifically speaking, there is really very little time the point in time that work in a university laboratory is concrete enough to call "an invention" and capable …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Mexico Joins the International Trademark System

Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Bruno Ferrari deposited his country’s instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks with WIPO Director …
By WIPO
8 years ago 0

WIPO Assemblies Agree to Roadmaps for New IP Agreements

The WIPO Assemblies, which met from October 1-9, 2012, took stock of the Organization’s substantive work over the last year, and provided direction for the future work …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

USPTO Announces Three New Patent Prosecution Highway Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the October 1, 2012 launch of a new Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 0

Senators Submit Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act

Implementation of the Hague Treaty will also bring some welcome changes to U.S. patent law -- for example, the term of design patents will extend to 15 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
8 years ago 0

Apple’s ‘Innovative’ Australian Patent Strategy

As readers will no doubt be aware, Australia is one of the jurisdictions in which Apple is currently pursuing litigation against its Android-based smartphone and tablet competitors. …
By Mark Summerfield
8 years ago 10

Australia and WIPO Sign Agreement in Favor of Least-Developed and Developing Countries

Australia and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today signed an agreement detailing how an AUD$2 million Australian contribution would assist least-developed and developing countries improve their …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Negotiators Set to Wrap-up Talks on New Treaty to Improve Actors’ and other Performers’ Rights in Audiovisual Productions

The stage is set for a new international treaty that would extend the protection for audiovisual performers, granting them both economic and moral rights similar to those …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Study: Specialized IPR Courts Offer Many Advantageous

Information on the world’s specialized intellectual property courts can now be found in one place. The Study on Specialized Intellectual Property Courts, a joint effort published …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

WIPO Embroiled in North Korean Computer Deal

As far as I can tell none of these goals is forwarded by the sale of computers to North Korea. Sure, North Korea is the exact type …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 5