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Tied In: The Global Network of Local Innovation: Economic Research Working Paper No. 58

In this paper we exploit a unique and rich dataset of patent applications and scientific publications in order to answer several questions concerned with two current phenomena on the way knowledge is produced and shared worldwide: its geographical spread at the international level and its spatial concentration in few worldwide geographical hotspots. We find that …

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France: Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019, on the Creation of Neighboring Rights for the Benefit of Press Agencies and Publishers

October 24, 2019 France: Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019, on the Creation of Neighboring Rights for the Benefit of Press Agencies and Publishers entered into force on October 24, 2019. This Law, inter alia, adds a new Chapter VIII under Part I, Book II, Single Title, in the Intellectual Property Code, which creates new rights for press agencies and publishers, in accordance …

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Lets Move Ahead With IP-Watch 2.0: We Need Your Input!

What’s new in the international policymaking on intellectual property, innovation and information? What’s at stake at this year’s @WIPO Assemblies? This is first year since 2004 that @IP-Watch has not been at the #WIPOGA to bring you the latest news on critical policy deliberations and outcomes, new initiatives and emerging issues. The good news is …

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Brazil: Resolution INPI/PR No. 247/2019 of September 9, 2019, on the Registration of Trademarks under the Madrid Protocol

October 2, 2019 Brazil: Following the accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol on October 2, 2019, the National Intellectual Property Institute (INPI) issued the Resolutions below, which entered into force on the same date: (i) Resolution INPI/PR No. 247/2019 of September 9, 2019, which sets out the procedure for the registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol; (ii) Resolution INPI/PR No. 248/2019 of September 9, 2019, which provides for …

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Ukraine: Law of Ukraine No. 111-IX of September 19, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Protection of Rights to Topographies of Semiconductor Products

September 26, 2019 Ukraine: The Law of Ukraine No. 111-IX of September 19, 2019, on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Protection of Rights to Topographies of Semiconductor Products entered into force on September 26, 2019. The Law amends the Law of Ukraine No. 621/97-VR of November 5, 1997, on the Protection of Rights to Topographies of Integrated Circuits, Decree …

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New in PATENTSCOPE: Chemical Sub-Structure Search

September 19, 2019 Understanding the chemical structure of molecules is critical for success in the world of chemistry, with this type of knowledge serving as a springboard for further innovations in healthcare, engineering, environmental protection and other fields. To support the development of important new products, WIPO has developed a new tool to facilitate chemical …

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Brazil: Resolution INPI/PR No. 241/2019 of July 3, 2019, regulating Preliminary Requirements for Examination of Pending Patent Applications, with Prior Art Searches […]

August 1, 2019 Brazil: The National Intellectual Property Institute (INPI) issued Resolution INPI/PR No. 241/2019 of July 3, 2019, which entered into force on July 22, 2019, and Resolution INPI/PR No. 240/2019 of July 3, 2019, which entered into force on August 1, 2019, in order to reduce the number of patent applications pending examination, and to repeal Resolution INPI/PR No. 227/2018 of October 25, 2018. Resolution INPI/PR No. 241/2019 of July 3, 2019, provides for a streamlined examination …

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