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G20 Published: New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration

The Group of Twenty (G20) has recently published a declaration under the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ mainly focusing on strong and sustainable growth, accelerating progress on sustainable development goals, a green development pact, and reinvigorating multilateralism.

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Thai-EU trade talks to start next week

Thailand is preparing to embark on talks regarding a free-trade agreement with the EU (Thai-EU FTA) next week, with the aim of concluding the deal within two years.

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PH eyes to up ranking in global innovation report by ‘28

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. aims to raise the country’s ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII) report of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by the end of his term in 2028.

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EUIPO Announces: The Winners of DesignEuropa Awards 2023

The DesignEuropa Awards recognize outstanding design achievements within the community of Registered Community Design holders. European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just announced the winners of the 2023 edition during a ceremony held in Berlin.

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New Decree Guides Vietnam’s IP Law on Industrial Property Rights

On August 23, 2023, the Vietnamese government issued Decree No. 65/2023/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of some articles of the 2022 Intellectual Property Law with respect to the establishment and protection of industrial property rights (“Decree 65”).

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Cambodia finalizes key draft IP policy

This year saw the National Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) finalize a key draft IP policy 2023-28 for submission to the Council of Ministers, according to minister and NCIPR chairman Pan Sorasak.

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EPO Publishes: Unitary Patent Dashboard

The European Patent Office (EPO) has recently launched a dashboard that provides valuable insights into the adoption and popularity of the Unitary Patent system, which was introduced on 1 June 2023.

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2023 WIPO Global Awards for SMEs: A Mexican SME is among the winners

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently announced the results of its 2023 competition and this year small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from China, France, Kenya, Mexico, Singapore, and Slovenia are the winners of the second edition of the annual competition.

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New WIPO Report on IPOs and Sustainable Innovation: India Takes A Number of Steps

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently released a report “Intellectual Property Offices and Sustainable Innovation - Implementing the SDGs in National Intellectual Property Systems” to identify examples of good practice among IP offices in supporting the achievement of SDGs.

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New agreement between INAPI Chile and the EPO: PPH and more

The EPO establishes bilateral cooperation partnerships with non-member states of the EPC (technical cooperation, reinforced cooperation, and validation) to make the global patent system more efficient and better suited to user needs.

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IP in the e-commerce sector in Latin America (Pt. 2)

As it was previously mentioned in Part I of this series on the protection of your IP on e-commerce platforms in Latin America, we will now look deeper into the specific issues of these platforms, with a quick guide on how to ensure that IP rights are best protected when doing business online in Lati

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Green trade marks

A focus on the filing of “green” trade marks and on the risks of greenwashing.

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Just Released: Annual Report on Performance of the European SMEs

European Commission just published the annual report evaluating the performance of the European small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The report provides a concise summary of the size, structure, and significance of SMEs to the European economy.

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IP in the e-commerce sector in Latin America (pt.1) - Europe

Given the rise in market share occupied by e-commerce, and the relevance of IP infringement taking place on these platforms, the major players in the sector have all been forced to adapt and take measures to try and curtail the phenomena.

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Cooperatives in the Philippines get IP protection

The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) have partnered to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights for cooperatives,...

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IPOPHL, NBDB to promote copyright in regions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has started an exciting chapter in its partnership with the National Book Development Board (NBDB) as IPOPHL will now be bringing copyright awareness to the NBDB’s biggest local book festivals.

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European IP Helpdesk & EEN Ambassadors Summer Training

Joining forces with the European Patent Office (EPO), European IP Helpdesk team has organised a two-day training session for the European IP Helpdesk Ambassadors, covering various aspects related to intellectual property (IP).

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MIP: Securing Patents for AI in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has experienced a significant increase in foreign investment, which has not only brought innovation but also raised questions about protecting such innovation.

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Draft intellectual property policy set for Cabinet

This year has seen the National Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) finalise a significant draft IP policy 2023-28 for submission to the Council of Ministers, as stated by minister and NCIPR chairman Pan Sorasak.

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Ministry of Commerce reinforce IP rights laws

The Ministry of Commerce’s Department of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights has recorded a significant increase in domestic and international brand registrations, totaling 120,000 alongside seven Geographical Indication (GI) brands.

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EIC and EIT Launch New Prize for Women Innovators

The European Prize for Women Innovators will spotlight women's groundbreaking innovations, underlining the central role of women as tech and climate leaders, inspiring people of all ages.