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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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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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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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Inside Views: Everything Is Obvious

By Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey School of Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles [Note: Originally published in the UCLA Law Review here. Reprinted with permission.] For more than sixty years, “obviousness” has set the bar for patentability.  Under …

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Inside Views: Interview With Charles Gore, Medicines Patent Pool Executive Director

Charles Gore took over the role of Executive Director at the Medicines Patent Pool in July 2018, just after its board decided to greatly expand its mandate into essential medicines. Nine months into his term, IP-Watch’s William New talked with him about his role and how the expansion is going. Gore took up the post …

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Inside Views: South Africa Moves Forward With Creator Rights Agenda

21/03/2019 by Intellectual Property Watch 5 Comments By Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law South Africa took another step toward enactment of a Copyright Amendment Bill focused on improving the lot of creators. On March 20, the committee of jurisdiction in the National Council …

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