15
Apr 2015
Latin America

Electronic filing of design applications in Brazil.

   Last 8 April 2015, the Brazilian Patent and Trade Mark Office published resolution No. 146/2015, which establishes that...
13
Apr 2015
Latin America

Grace period for payment of outstanding examination fees for patent applications in Paraguay

Following Resolution No. 04/2015 issued by the Paraguayan Patent Office on April 6, 2015, payment of the examination fee shall be...
09
Apr 2015
Latin America

Expected increase on the official fees of the Venezuelan Patent and Trademark Office.

Following a recent decision issued by the Venezuelan Government, the Patent and Trademark Office of this country is making arrangements...
08
Apr 2015
Europe

Toughening of penalties regarding IP issues

The new reform of the Penal Code approved in March will come into force on 1st of July 2015. This reform includes important changes...
23
Mar 2015
Latin America

Normalisation in the relations between the USA and Cuba.

As a result of the recent announcement of a normalisation in the relations between the USA and Cuba, a number of American companies are...
09
Feb 2015
Global IP

EPO signs new PPH agreements with Canada, Israel, Mexico and Singapore

It is now possible to request accelerated prosecution under the PPH pilot program (Patent Prosecution Highway) signed between the EPO and...
02
Feb 2015
Global IP

We are growing! And moving!

In order to be able to cope with the growing workload and further enhance the quality of our work, by the turn of the year we...
29
Jan 2015
Europe

European Patents in Morocco

Morocco will be the first non-contracting state to accept “validation” of European patents! Validation will be available for European...
22
Dec 2014
Global IP

Internal news: the firm’s Christmas lunch

On 12th December we at BALDER celebrated our third Christmas lunch. Not all of us could attend, but the great majority did: While we...
05
Dec 2014
Europe

Rubik´s Cube

The General Court has dismissed the cancellation action against the three-dimensional trade mark registration of the Rubik´s Cube....