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Resolution Summary June 2018 Choose Language
Resolution Summary

June 2018 Toronto, Canada Choose Language
CONGRESS/2018/RES/001 Harmonised approach for the protection of GUIs and Icons
CONGRESS/2018/RES/002 Patent Eligibility
CONGRESS/2018/RES/003 Virtual IP firms abiding by professional and ethical rules
CONGRESS/2018/RES/004 Examination of slogan marks
EXCO/CA18/RES/001 Conflicting applications
EXCO/CA18/RES/002 PCT National Phase Requirements
EXCO/CA18/RES/003 BREXIT and Trade Mark Use
EXCO/CA18/RES/004 BREXIT and European Patents with Unitary Effect
EXCO/CA18/RES/005 BREXIT and transition of EU registered rights and applications therefor
EXCO/CA18/RES/006 Trademark Letters of Consent
EXCO/CA18/RES/007 Trademark Applicants should be given reasonable length of time to respond…
EXCO/CA18/RES/008 Late objections for lack of unity of invention

March 2017 Hangzhou, China Choose Language
EXCO/2017/RES/001 Protection of Country Names
EXCO/CN17/RES/002 Administrative Measures before Patent Offices for Ensuring High Quality Patents
EXCO/CN17/RES/003 PCT National Phase Entry by Electronic Means
EXCO/CN17/RES/004 TRIPs and Extreme Backlogs in Patent Examination

April 2016 Zurich, Switzerland Choose Language
EXCO/CH16/RES/001 TRIPS Compliance
EXCO/CH16/RES/002 Examination of applications for design protection
EXCO/CH16/RES/003 Accurate registers in the Madrid System
EXCO/CH16/RES/004 Avoidance of limitations of use of trade marks and trade dress

April 2015 Cape Town, South Africa Choose Language
EXCO/ZA15/RES/001 Follow on Patents in the Pharmaceutical Area
EXCO/ZA15/RES/002 Information Disclosure Requirements from Patent Offices
EXCO/ZA15/RES/003 Office Cooperation and User Input
EXCO/ZA15/RES/004 Urgent need for legislation for Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for Unitary Patents (UP
EXCO/ZA15/RES/005 Patent Figures in Colour

November 2014 Barcelona, Spain Choose Language
EXCO/ES14/RES/001 Protection of trade secrets in the European Union (EU)
EXCO/ES14/RES/002 Trade Marks in Black and White
EXCO/ES14/RES/003 Double Patenting

April 2014 Kyoto, Japan Choose Language
EXCO/JP14/RES/001 Mailbox Patents
EXCO/JP14/RES/002 Sequence Listing
EXCO/JP14/RES/003 Protection of Geographical Indications for non-food products in the European Union (EU)
EXCO/JP14/RES/004 Industrial Applicability Requirement in Pharmaceutical Patents

September 2013 Sorrento, Italy Choose Language
EXCO/IT13/RES/001 Restoration of Priority Rights
EXCO/IT13/RES/002 Legal Advice by IP authorities
EXCO/IT13/RES/003 Subject Matter Eligible for Patent Protection
EXCO/IT13/RES/004 Confidentiality in IP advice
EXCO/IT13/RES/005 Privilege of Representatives in the Proceedings before the Unified Patent Court
EXCO/IT13/RES/006 National Phases of PCT applications

January 2013 Cartagena, Colombia Choose Language
EXCO/CO13/RES/001 Cooperative Patent Classification
EXCO/CO13/RES/002 Establishment of a specialised Trade Mark and Design Tribunal according to Article 257 TFEU
EXCO/CO13/RES/003 Paris Convention Article 4C4
EXCO/CO13/RES/004 IP5 Observer Status
EXCO/CO13/RES/005 Search Tools of Patent Offices

April 2012 Melbourne, Australia Choose Language
EXCO/AU12/RES/001 Patent Quality
EXCO/AU12/RES/002 Coordination of Search
EXCO/AU12/RES/003 Representation before Intellectual Property Offices
EXCO/AU12/RES/004 General cooperation and communication between the IP profession and IP authorities to the benefit of

November 2011 Rome, Italy Choose Language
EXCO/IT11/RES/001 Direct Communications from Offices to Rights Holders
EXCO/IT11/RES/002 Post-Filing Amendments
EXCO/IT11/RES/003 Reinstatement of Rights in Industrial Designs
EXCO/IT11/RES/004 Dies Non and Electronic Filing
EXCO/IT11/RES/005 Third Party Submissions on Patentability
EXCO/IT11/RES/006 Voluntary Filing and Publication of Translations for the European Patent with unitary effect
EXCO/IT11/RES/007 Technically Qualified Judges in the First Instance of the Unified Patent Court

March 2011 Cape Town, South Africa Choose Language
EXCO/ZA11/RES/001 Grace Period (2011)
EXCO/ZA11/RES/002 Standard for Re-establishment of Rights

September 2010 Munich, Germany Choose Language
EXCO/DE10/RES/001 Consideration of Test Results
EXCO/DE10/RES/002 PLT Relief and Reinstatement Measures
EXCO/DE10/RES/003 Patentability of Second (or Further) Medical Uses

January 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina Choose Language
EXCO/AR10/RES/001 Reduced Fee Regimes (Small Entity Fees)
EXCO/AR10/RES/002 ACTA Negotiations
EXCO/AR10/RES/003 PCT Roadmap
EXCO/AR10/RES/004 Searches in National/Regional Phases of PCT Applications
EXCO/AR10/RES/005 Deferred Examination
EXCO/AR10/RES/006 Pre-Grant Publication

June 2009 Washington DC, USA Choose Language
EXCO/US09/RES/001 Consistent Application of IP laws and practices
EXCO/US09/RES/002 IP advisor/client privilege

October 2008 Florence, Italy Choose Language
EXCO/IT08/RES/001 Support for the WIPO Standing Committee (SCT)
EXCO/IT08/RES/002 Inventive Step at the European Patent Office
EXCO/IT08/RES/003 Madrid Trademark System Improvements

April 2008 Sydney, Australia Choose Language
EXCO/AU08/RES/001 Grace Period for Unregistered Community Designs
EXCO/AU08/RES/002 Grace Period and Declaration for Patents

November 2007 Seville, Spain Choose Language
EXCO/ES07/RES/001 Recognising the Unique Skills of the Patent Attorney Profession
EXCO/ES07/RES/002 IP Information Services and Helpdesks provided by Public Authorities
EXCO/ES07/RES/003 Divisional Patent Applications

June 2007 Amsterdam, Netherlands Choose Language
EXCO/NL07/RES/001 Prior User Rights and a Novelty Grace Period

December 2006 Santiago, Chile Choose Language
EXCO/CL06/RES/001 Representation by Intellectual Property Attorneys in Appeals
EXCO/CL06/RES/002 Main Implementation Requirement for the “London Agreement”
EXCO/CL06/RES/003 Fair Use of Trademarks

May 2006 Paris, France Choose Language
EXCO/FR06/RES/001 Identity (“WHOIS”) information
EXCO/FR06/RES/002 National Intellectual Property Offices
EXCO/FR06/RES/003 Quality Patents

November 2005 Lisbon, Portugal Choose Language
EXCO/PT05/RES/001 Opposition Practice
EXCO/PT05/RES/002 Compulsory Licensing of Pharmaceutical Patents for export to Countries with Public Health Problems

May 2005 Seoul, Korea, Republic of Choose Language
EXCO/KR05/RES/001 Unpublished Prior Art
EXCO/KR05/RES/002 Prior Art Effect Irrespective of Language
EXCO/KR05/RES/003 Progress Towards Harmonization
EXCO/KR05/RES/004 Patent Attorney Services in the Internal Market

October 2004 Venice, Italy Choose Language
EXCO/IT04/RES/001 Proposal on Disclosure Requirements Relating to Genetic Material Resources
EXCO/IT04/RES/002 Trade Mark Opposition proceedings in the European Union

February 2004 Singapore, Singapore Choose Language
EXCO/SG04/RES/001 Proposal for a Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions
EXCO/SG04/RES/002 SPLT Harmonization
EXCO/SG04/RES/003 Harmonization not Centralisation
EXCO/SG04/RES/004 The Patenting of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in the EU
EXCO/SG04/RES/005 Community Patent Translations

June 2003 Berlin, Germany Choose Language
EXCO/DE03/RES/001 Development of the International Patent System
EXCO/DE03/RES/002 Strengthening the PCT International Phase
EXCO/DE03/RES/003 Implementation of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
EXCO/DE03/RES/004 Qualification of Professional Representatives, and practice across national borders
EXCO/DE03/RES/005 Community Patent - Representation before the Patent Courts
EXCO/DE03/RES/006 ExCo Resolutions A: Consideration of Prior Trade Mark Rights in IP Offices
EXCO/DE03/RES/007 ExCo Resolutions B: Revalidation Patents

October 2002 Prague, Czech Republic Choose Language
EXCO/CZ02/RES/001 Grace Period (2002)
EXCO/CZ02/RES/002 Disclaimers
EXCO/CZ02/RES/003 Exploitation of Patented Inventions
EXCO/CZ02/RES/004 Information Disclosure Statements
EXCO/CZ02/RES/005 Concerning the Doha Declaration on the TRIPs Agreement and Public Health

March 2002 Newport Beach, USA Choose Language
EXCO/US02/RES/001 Concerning Rule 12 of the Draft Substantive Patent Law Treaty - Interpretation of Claims
EXCO/US02/RES/002 Multiple Invention Disclosures and Complex Applications
EXCO/US02/RES/003 Resolution on Small Entity

September 2001 Goodwood Park, United Kingdom Choose Language
EXCO/GB01/RES/001 Implementation of TRIPs in relation to Pharmaceuticals
EXCO/GB01/RES/002 Prior Art Effect of Prior Applications
EXCO/GB01/RES/003 General Principles of PCT Reform
EXCO/GB01/RES/004 European Patent Translations

February 2001 Seville, Spain Choose Language
EXCO/ES01/RES/001 Simplification of Guidelines in Patent Grant Procedures
EXCO/ES01/RES/002 Harmonisation in Electronic Filing

June 2000 Vancouver, Canada Choose Language
EXCO/CA00/RES/001 Privilege
EXCO/CA00/RES/002 Uniform procedure for patent enforcement
EXCO/CA00/RES/003 Official Surplus
EXCO/CA00/RES/004 Maintaining the Quality of Patent Office Work
EXCO/CA00/RES/005 Business Methods
EXCO/CA00/RES/006 International Grace Period
EXCO/CA00/RES/007 Scope of software protection

June 1999 Helsinki, Finland Choose Language
EXCO/FI99/RES/001 EPC translation requirements
EXCO/FI99/RES/002 The Profession of Patent Attorney within the Area of the Internal Market
EXCO/FI99/RES/003 Observer’s Status at the Intergovernmental Conference

October 1998 Florence, Italy Choose Language
EXCO/IT98/RES/001 Resolution concerning the Diplomatic Conference 1999 on the Hague Agreement
EXCO/IT98/RES/002 Resolution Concerning Extension of Protection

September 1997 Copenhagen, Denmark Choose Language
EXCO/DK97/RES/001 Substantive Harmonization
EXCO/DK97/RES/002 Harmonization
EXCO/DK97/RES/003 Cost Efficiency in the Patent System
EXCO/DK97/RES/004 European Decentralisation
EXCO/DK97/RES/005 PCT Development
EXCO/DK97/RES/006 European Community Directive to Harmonize National Laws on Utility Model Protection
EXCO/DK97/RES/007 Improving the value of Patents

October 1987 Hilton Head Island, USA Choose Language
EXCO/US87/RES/001 Harmonisation of Patent Laws (1987)

October 1986 Melbourne, Australia Choose Language
EXCO/AU86/RES/001 Micro-organisms
EXCO/AU86/RES/002 Harmonisation of Patent Laws
EXCO/AU86/RES/003 Anti-counterfeiting - Which measures are to be proposed
EXCO/AU86/RES/004 Resolution to Accelerate the Admission Procedure

January 1986 Madeira, Portugal Choose Language
EXCO/PT86/RES/001 Protection of Computer Software
EXCO/PT86/RES/002 Harmonisation of Patent Laws (1986)
EXCO/PT86/RES/003 Representation before the Common Appeal Court (COPAC) to be established in connection with the Commu

October 1983 Vienna, Austria Choose Language
EXCO/AT83/RES/001 Centenary of the Paris Convention of 1883
EXCO/AT83/RES/002 Grace Period Bis
EXCO/AT83/RES/003 Annuity Payment Organisations

October 1981 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Choose Language
EXCO/GB81/RES/001 Grace Period (1981)
EXCO/GB81/RES/002 PCT
EXCO/GB81/RES/003 EPO Documentation
EXCO/GB81/RES/004 EPO National Phase
EXCO/GB81/RES/005 Computer Software
EXCO/GB81/RES/006 Limited Liability

September 1967 Cannes, France Choose Language
EXCO/FR67/RES/001 Patent Cooperation Treaty (B.I.R.P.I. Plan)

May 1960 Rome, Italy Choose Language
EXCO/IT60/RES/001 Procedure for granting patents
EXCO/IT60/RES/002 Bringing different procedures and legislation into line
EXCO/IT60/RES/003 Protection of drawings and specimens
EXCO/IT60/RES/004BC Trade Marks and Specimens
EXCO/IT60/RES/004E Protection of Pharmaceutical Products
EXCO/IT60/RES/004F Reform of the examination procedure in the United States
EXCO/IT60/RES/006 Professional activities of Patent Agents
EXCO/IT60/RES/007B1 Extension of times
EXCO/IT60/RES/007B2 Service Marks
EXCO/IT60/RES/008A Obtaining a valid filing date
EXCO/IT60/RES/008D Deontology

September 1959 Copenhagen, Denmark Choose Language
EXCO/DK59/RES/001 Résolution 1 du Comité Exécutif, Copenhague, les 11 et 12 septembre 1959
EXCO/DK59/RES/002 Résolution 2 du Comité Exécutif, Copenhague, les 11 et 12 septembre 1959

April 1956 Brussels, Belgium Choose Language
EXCO/BE56/RES/001 Résolution du Comité Exécutif, Bruxelles, le 28 avril 1956

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