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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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FICPI Delegation Meets the Boards of Appeal President

13th June, 2017

A delegation from FICPI was the first User Association to meet the with new President of the Boards of Appeal, Carl Josefsson, as part of FICPI’s annual meetings with the EPO on 7 June 2017. We were provided with update about the ongoing process of the reform of the Boards

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Guidelines for the Effective Transfer of Priority Rights

25th May, 2017

CET-3 has carried out a detailed study of the various national requirements for the effective transfer of priority rights in accordance with Article 4A(1) of the Paris Convention. The study focused on the manner in which various countries and regions have implemented the provisions of Article 4A(1), and where this

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European citizens’ IP awareness and FICPI’s Role

15th May, 2017

European Citizens’ IP Awareness and FICPI’s role: Learning from the results of EUIPO’s IP perception study A recent EUIPO study on the perception of IP rights by EU citizens provides a comprehensive overview of the level of awareness of European citizens regarding intellectual property. 

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