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Blog posts of all IP law news and insights.

Argentina: Resolution No. 123/2019 of May 23, 2019, on Supplementing Decree No. 242/2019 of April 1, 2019

July 3, 2019 Argentina: Resolution No. 123/2019 of May 23, 2019, on Supplementing Decree No. 242/2019 of April 1, 2019 was issued by the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI), published in the Official Gazette on May 27, 2019, and entered into force on June 3, 2019. This Resolution provides for supplementary provisions to Decree No. 242/2019 of April 1, 2019, which regulates Law No. 22.362 of December 26, 1980 (the “Trademarks …

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Albania Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

June 26, 2019 Albania deposited on June 26, 2019 its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (“Geneva Act”). The instrument of accession was deposited with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry by Ambassador Ravesa Lleshi, Permanent Representative of Albania to the United Nations in …

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Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System — Second Session (May 27 and 28, 2019)

June 14, 2019 At its second session, held in May 2019, the Lisbon Working Group on the Development of the Lisbon System further considered the financial sustainability of the Lisbon Union as requested by the Lisbon Assembly in 2017 (document LI/A/34/4). The Working Group: emphasized the importance of promotional activities to increase membership of the …

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European Union: Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC

June 7, 2019 European Union: The Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on May 17, 2019, and entered into force on June 7, 2019. The Directive provides, inter alia: …

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New User Account

May 21, 2019 A more secure account is now available for PATENTSCOPE and other WIPO applications.  In future, by logging in once, you will be able to: access all different WIPO applications, including PATENTSCOPE; and enter third party observation directly. What do you need to do? Next time you login to PATENTSCOPE: If you already …

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New Service within PATENTSCOPE to Improve Information from XML Search Reports and Written Opinions

April 23, 2019 WIPO has launched a new service within PATENTSCOPE to provide improved information based on the following documents: international search report (ISR) (PCT/ISA/210); declaration of non-establishment of ISR (PCT/ISA/203); and written opinion of the International Searching Authority (ISA) (PCT/ISA/237) The service uses the XML data provided by some International Authorities to provide easy …

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Transition At IP-Watch: A New Path Forward

Dear Readers, After 15 years of original, independent, thoughtful, and timely reporting on global policymaking from the inside, Intellectual Property Watch (IP-Watch) is announcing today a pause on reporting services as it embarks on a transition phase to devise new strategies for future work. Intellectual Property Watch is proud to have provided a public service …

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Health Policy Watch – Continuing The IP-Watch Tradition Of Vibrant Health Reporting

Following today’s announcement of a one-year pause on IP-Watch reporting, we invite all IP-Watch readers to sign up here for free daily, weekly or monthly news bulletins from our sister publication, Health Policy Watch, which will include health-related IP reporting as part of its portfolio. You can follow Health Policy Watch (healthpolicy-watch.org) on Twitter @HealthPolicyW Launched …

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