Intellectual property and the family business
Like any other business, a family business will develop intellectual property and must deal from time to time with intellectual property issues. What is intellectual property? Intellectual property (“IP”) is difficult...
Like any other business, a family business will develop intellectual property and must deal from time to time with...
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You can’t patent that! It’s all been done before!
In 1899, the Commissioner of the US Patent Office famously declared that “Everything that can be invented has been invented”. In 2004, the U.S. Patent Office issued 181,000 patents...
In 1899, the Commissioner of the US Patent Office famously declared that “Everything that can be invented has been...
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Why should I file a PCT patent application?
One question we often get asked by clients looking to protect their inventions overseas is why they should file a Patent Co-Operation Treaty (PCT) patent application. It’s a good question:...
One question we often get asked by clients looking to protect their inventions overseas is why they should file...
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Crouching Trade Mark, Hidden Reform
Significant amendments recently made to trade mark laws in China have streamlined the filing process and improved the position of brand owners. If your organisation has not yet sought...
Significant amendments recently made to trade mark laws in China have streamlined the filing process and improved the position...
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China New IP Court system starts with the first IP Court in Beijing
Improved intellectual property (IP) enforcement in China took a leap forward last year when the Beijing IP Court opened its doors and accepted its first case. The Beijing IP...
Improved intellectual property (IP) enforcement in China took a leap forward last year when the Beijing IP Court opened...
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Singapore: The SINO-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City
Singapore and China strengthened IP cooperation with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on October 27 2014 between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the...
Singapore and China strengthened IP cooperation with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on October 27 2014...
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Revisions to the Korean Patents Act
Revisions to the Korean Patents Act are due to come into force on 1 January 2015. The more notable changes are summarized in the table below. With regards to...
Revisions to the Korean Patents Act are due to come into force on 1 January 2015. The more notable...
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Design Patent Protection for GUIs in China
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China issued a revised Examination Guideline with an effective date of May 1, 2014 that has removed electrified screen designs from excluded...
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China issued a revised Examination Guideline with an effective date of May...
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Taiwan’s Accelerated Examination
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has recently announced green technology as a new category of application or invention eligible for expedited examination under TIPO’s existing Accelerated Examination Program...
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has recently announced green technology as a new category of application or invention...
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