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IPOPHL registering a record number of intellectual property filings

IPOPHL registering a record number of intellectual property filings

On Thursday, the Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reported that it received more intellectual property (IP) filings during the first nine months of the year. According to IPOPHL, applications for intellectual property protection increased by 4.4 percent from January to September this year, reaching 36,709 from 35,172 in the same period in 2021. Since the first part of the year, the country’s IP filings have surpassed the pre-pandemic level. “The latest figures show impressive recovery in IP filings as we are [...]

New Regulation Regarding Industrial Designs Registration in India

New Regulation Regarding Industrial Designs Registration in India

Prior to electronic filing, a person or business wishing to register a design in India had to file the necessary physical forms and documents to the Design Wing of the Patent Office in Kolkata. However, in a welcome change, the requirement to file physical paper documents and Forms has been removed, according to the Public Notice published on December 16, 2022, by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks, Mumbai (except for assignment, attested/notarized copy of the [...]

IPOS innovation in Singapore focuses on encouraging uptake across a variety of users

IPOS innovation in Singapore focuses on encouraging uptake across a variety of users

IPOS demonstrates how one of the most cutting-edge IP offices in the world uses cutting-edge technology to boost user access to its systems and to highlight the benefits of registered IP rights to a variety of users, including small company owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Change may now happen anywhere, anytime, and with anyone thanks to the explosion of technology and social media in recent years. In order to be more inclusive and to address their requirements, the Intellectual Property Office [...]

Applications are now accepted for the European unitary patent system

Applications are now accepted for the European unitary patent system

There is now a pan-European coverage option for inventors’ intellectual property. The new Unified Patent Court currently accepts applications from inventors for a single unitary patent that would be enforceable throughout the EU. The EU regulations (No. 1257/2012 and No. 1260/2012) establishing the unitary patent system came into effect on January 20, 2013, but they will only be effective as of the date the UPC Agreement enters into force, which is the first day of the fourth month after the deposit [...]

The Advantages of Intellectual Property Rights Customs Recordation in China

The Advantages of Intellectual Property Rights Customs Recordation in China

China Customs presented information about the advantages of customs recording of intellectual property rights in China. Include the following specifications. Customs recordation to take proactive actions According to the “Regulations of Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights,” if an intellectual property right holder has filed an application with the customs to record his intellectual property rights in advance, the customs has the authority to cease the importation/exportation of suspected infringing goods and conduct an investigation of the infringing goods when the [...]

China and WIPO collaborate on IP promotion

China and WIPO collaborate on IP promotion

The establishment of the intellectual property (IP) system and global IP governance faces new problems and possibilities as a result of current trends in international growth. The worldwide pandemic outbreak and developments not seen in a century have left the globe in a state of uncertainty, but one thing is certain: IP will play an increasingly important role in reviving the economy and sustainable development. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the specialized organization of the United Nations in the [...]

Taiwan IPO starts issuing electronic patent and trademark certificates

Taiwan IPO starts issuing electronic patent and trademark certificates

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) will start allowing applications for electronic certificates for patents and trademarks on January 1, 2023. The following lists the relevant regulations: When paying the registration fee after January 1, 2023, applicants who get an approval decision from Taiwan IPO may ask for either electronic certificates or paper certificates. Additionally, candidates may take the following steps to apply for either an electronic certificate or a paper certificate: Patent: applying for issuance of a replacement or a [...]

Singapore Implements Advanced IP Border Enforcement Measures

Singapore Implements Advanced IP Border Enforcement Measures

The 21st of November 2022 will see the implementation of strengthened border enforcement procedures pertaining to specific intellectual property rights, according to the Ministry of Law. These measures, which are applicable to products that violate registered designs and geographical indications protected by intellectual property rights (IPR), provide Singapore Customs with the following authority: Upon request by the IPR holder, seize goods suspected of infringing the IPR that are to be imported or exported; and Obtain and provide information relating to the [...]

Register Your Copyright in Taiwan

Register Your Copyright in Taiwan

Please note that the Copyright Act amendment promulgated on January 21, 1998, ended the copyright registration system and that as of January 23, 1998, the government agency in charge of copyright matters has not longer been receiving copyright registrations. As soon as original works of authorship are completed, they are protected by copyrights. Since Taiwan joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 1, 2002, member nations are required by the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights [...]

Legislators approve the Copyright (Amendment) Bill in Hong Kong

Legislators approve the Copyright (Amendment) Bill in Hong Kong

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, which will modernize the Special Administrative Region’s copyright legislation, was approved by legislators in Hong Kong. The introduction of a “technology-neutral exclusive communication right” to the legislation, which permits copyright owners to distribute their works via any form of electronic transmission and outlines sanctions for infringing the newly-covered right, is one of the amendments, according to broadcaster RTHK. Additionally, according to the RTHK, exceptions were made for “certain common internet activities,” such as satire, parody, and commenting [...]

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