News & Announcements

Change of Representatives at the EPO

13th September, 2017

FICPI recently became aware of a likely change in practice for the transfer of representation from one European Patent Attorney to another. In particular, when a European Patent Attorney withdraws and points to another representative, the EPO will wait for confirmation from the new European Patent Attorney before updating the

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Eurasian IP Update

29th August, 2017

Eurasian Economic Union Moves Forward with Customs Code, Eurasian Trademark The Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) may enter into force this year, since the last EAEU member state, Belarus, signed it in July. All other member states signed it in December 2016. The Code still needs to be

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USCAFC Decision Concerning On Sale Bar in Helsinn v. Teva

23rd August, 2017

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently clarified, in the Helsinn v. Teva case, elements required for a sale to qualify as a bar to patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 102.  A license agreement and supply agreement that detailed the product and two possible dosages, in combination

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American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law

26th July, 2017

Our friends at the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section have asked us to assist in their effort to increase participation in the Section among both U.S. and international attorneys.   To that end, we are attaching two flyers explaining some of the benefits of participating in

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FICPI at ICANN59

19th July, 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an internationally organised, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions, held its Policy forum, ICANN59, in Johannesburg, South Africa

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New Trade Mark Rules in India

18th July, 2017

Recent developments in the Indian IP regime in relation to trademarks were brought in by enactment of the Trade Marks Rules, 2017. The New Rules along with the Trade Marks Act, 1999 promotes a comprehensive e-filing system. Incentives have been provided for digital and electronic communication. Importantly, it brings the “well-known

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