24
Nov 2014
Europe

Two important changes in the CTM´s registration proceedings from November 24

From November 24, OHIM users will have the option of having their applications published more quickly with OHIM's new "Fast Track"...
18
Nov 2014
Europe

Spain’s actions against the regulations on the Unitary Patent: Publication of the Opinion of the Advocate General

Today, 18th November, the European Court of Justice has published the Opinion of Advocate General Yves Bot in Case C-146/13 Spain vs....
17
Nov 2014
Europe

The draft for the new Patent Law in Parliament

Last Friday, 14th November, the Government approved the project for the new Patent Law and sent it to Parliament for debate and, in...
30
Oct 2014
Latin America

Important legal change in Uruguay compels Trademark owners to use their marks

Decree No. 277/2014, ruling Law 19.149, was published in Uruguay on October 7, 2014. By means of that Decree trademark owners are...
13
Oct 2014
Latin America

Digital Certificates in Brazil

The Brazilian Patent and Trade Mark Office recently published a resolution (No. 136/2014) concerning digital trademark registration...
09
Oct 2014
Europe

Legal Report of the Spanish Data Protection Agency

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (SDPA) recently published a Report (196/2014) which clarifies how to comply with article 22.2 of the...
02
Oct 2014
Global IP

PCT Direct: improving the efficiency and quality of the international search carried out by the EPO

The EPO has announced a new service that aims at improving the efficiency and quality of the international search procedure, in cases in...
05
Sep 2014
Latin America

Resolution P-187 issued by the Argentinean Patent Office – Requirement for all pending patent applications filed in Argentina prior to January 1, 2013

Following publication of the Resolution P-187 recently issued by the Argentinean Patent Office (ARPO), patent applicants must inform the...
30
Jul 2014
Global IP

Registration as a trade mark for ‘services’ of a representation, by design, of the layout of a flagship store

On 10 November 2010, Apple obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office the registration of a three-dimensional trade mark...
22
Jul 2014
Latin America

New rules for the payment of patent maintenance fees in Costa Rica

Following implementation of the Decree 38308-JP published on April 24, 2014, payment of yearly maintenance fees for all patent applications...