News & Announcements

Employee Inventions in Turkey

07th December, 2017

The Regulation on" Employee Inventions, Inventions Realised within Higher Education Institutions and Inventions Arisen from Projects Supported by Public Authorities" entered into force on 29 September 2017 in Turkey. Under the regulation, if an employer demands a full or partial right to an employee invention, reasonable compensation and an award should be

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FICPI at ICANN60 Public Meeting in Abu Dhabi

28th November, 2017

  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, generic  and country code Top-Level Domain name system management (respectively gTLD and ccTLD), and root server system management functions, held its 60th public meeting

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Seminars on Code of Conduct and Discipline Rules in Turkey

22nd November, 2017

The coming into force of the Regulation on the Code of Conduct and Discipline of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for Patent Attorneys and Trademark Attorneys, crystallized for the Board of Directors of FICPI Turkey the subject of the opening seminar as the Code of Conduct and Discipline Rules.

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Indian Patent Office SMS system now live

20th November, 2017

Indian IP system is undergoing vast changes with a key objective to provide easy access to the applicants. We now have a robust electronic IP system in place which simplifies connection between the applicant and the authority. Amongst many such moves, the Indian Patent Office has recently introduced the short

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FICPI auditing EUIPO opposition trademark decisions

26th October, 2017

On Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October 2017, EUIPO welcomed the third edition of an external audit on the quality of  its opposition decisions. In its 2020 Strategic Plan, EUIPO established the goal of enhanced customer-driven quality services.  It is hoped that a more user-oriented approach that focuses on the quality of

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EPO: How can Europe’s SMEs use patents to their advantage

18th October, 2017

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently published a set of 12 case studies providing concrete examples of how Europe’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can use patents to their advantage and what benefits they can expect from the planned Unitary Patent. The publication, Unlocking untapped potential: EPO SME

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WIPO General Assemblies 2017

09th October, 2017

FICPI was represented at WIPO’s General Assemblies by Robert Watson, Vice-President, Study & Work Commission (CET) for two days on 4 and 5 October 2017.  These days were likely to be the most relevant to the interests of FICPI, generally covering reports from the various WIPO standing committees,

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Turkey - The New Code of Conduct Rules

13th September, 2017

The new IP Code and the (ad hoc) regulation on the code of conduct bring new rules regarding the exercise of the profession especially from a disciplinary stand point and aim to frame the relation of patent & trademark attorneys with their clients, peers and the Office. The new IP

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