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12th Edition of the European Inventors Award

27th June, 2017

Doug Deeth and Roberto Pistolesi, respectively President and Secretary General of FICPI, attended the 12th edition of the European Inventor Award, which was held in Venice on 15 June 2017. The official ceremony took place in the premises of the Arsenale, an astonishing and amazing location which was the heart of the

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African IP Update - June 2017

19th June, 2017

Changes to Trademark Term In Gambia  In accordance with the Industrial Property Act the term of trade is reduced to ten years as opposed to 14 years under the previous law.  However the new Act does allow for 6 month grace period which will expire on 2 October 2017.  

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Turkish Patents - Changes in Turkish IP Law

15th June, 2017

Changes in Turkish patent related legislation affect declaration of use and compulsory license. The new Turkish Code of Industrial Property (Law on Industrial Property) No. 6769 repealing the former Decree-Laws on Patents/Utility Models, Trademarks, Designs, Geographical Indications entered into force on 10 January 2017 and brings the following changes on the above

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FICPI WIPO Visit

15th June, 2017

President Doug Deeth and a small FICPI delegation visited WIPO to learn about recent developments at WIPO and to present the views of FICPI members on a broad range of issues.   With Brexit looming, WIPO outlined the possible consequences for the Madrid trade mark system.   The upcoming revision

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FICPI Visits the European Patent Office

15th June, 2017

A delegation from FICPI visited the EPO on 7 June 2017. As well as meeting with the Boards of Appeal, which is reported separately, we met with a high level delegation led by the EPO’s Vice-President Raimund Lutz. We enjoyed extensive discussions, including a comprehensive report of EPO developments (see

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