The worldwide filing of PCT patent applications reached a record high in 2018. For the first time, more than half of the PCT patent applications were filed with WIPO from Asia, mainly from China and Japan.
WIPO announced that the WIPO Global Brand Database will now be used to search for figurative marks based on new AI technology. WIPO considers the search results of the AI-based trademark search for similar figurative marks to have been considerably improved by the AI.
In the recently published WIPO Global Innovation Index 2018, new innovation performers are emerging. It is particularly striking that China is listed among the top 20 innovative nations for the first time. USA falls from 4th place last year to 6th place. Grist to the mill for President Trump?
A few days ago, China's supreme trademark court ruled in a long-standing trademark dispute over the famous Dior bottle. The previous rejection of the desired 3D trademark protection for the bottle has been lifted.
The worldwide filing of patent, trademark and industrial design registrations reached a new high in 2016. Especially China is responsible for the new record numbers, with high increases of filings in all three sections. So have been more patents applied for in China in 2016 than in the US, Japan, South Korea and the
China continues to catch up in the global race for innovation. With another explosive increase in international patent applications in 2016, it is possible to push the US out of first place in a few years. The statistics confirm China's trend of changing from copiers to innovators.
WIPO has published its newest edition of the Examination Guidelines concerning the Classification of goods and services in international applications to better communicate internal policies on classification. The document serves a guide to the goods and services examination principles applied by the WIPO trademark
Great News from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): International patent and trademark applications reached record levels, increasing by 7.3% and 7.2% respectively. International design applications grew by 13.9% in 2016. Videos, Infographics and even more information in our article:
In a recent press article WIPO released their "World Intellectual Property Indicators - Report 2016" stating that Innovators from all around the world reached a new record in Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Applications. Nearly 3 Million Patent-, 6 Million Trademark- and 870.000 Industrial Design-Applications
Just a few days ago the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced that the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification comes into force from January 1, 2017 on. We inform you about the changes:
Different sort of a "Brexit": The London Act of the Hague Agreement from 1934 has been terminated. The Agreement concerns the International Registration of Industrial Designs. In our article you will find the necessary information you need.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released their latest issue of the WIPO Magazine. This time the main focus is on the challenges for multilateralism in the field of intellectual property and that not every form of international cooperation needs to be implemented through a treaty.
Hague Yearly Review 2016 is now available. The Hague Yearly Review provides an overview of the use, performance and developments of the Hague system. It includes a comprehensive set of statistics for the latest available year. Spoiler: International industrial design applications grew by over 40% in 2015!
China joins the ranks of the world’s 25 most-innovative economies, while Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Finland and Singapore lead the 2016 rankings in the Global Innovation Index, released by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
April 14, 2016 marked a milestone anniversary for the Madrid System: 125 years since its first governing treaty (the Madrid Agreement) was adopted in Madrid in 1891. Over the years, the System has grown from its nine original signatories to include 97 members, covering 113 countries. Read more about the anniversary and