Public and private undertakings in many parts of the world scaled up investments in innovation despite the massive human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Innovation Index 2021 shows.
The EPO and CNIPA have launched a user survey on a pilot that enables nationals and residents of the People's Republic of China to select the EPO as their International Search Authority for PCT applications filed in English with CNIPA or the International Bureau of WIPO as receiving Offices.
China introduced the unique subclass system for assessing the similarity of goods/services during trademark examination. While the “check-box” approach is designed for efficiency, it leaves no room for a close case-by-case analysis.
Can robots be recognised as inventors, and further developments in the Nespresso coffee capsule trade mark battle.
India is showing a progressive improvement by raising by two places on the Global Innovation Index 2021, and stands at the 46th position.
As the world of business changes at a breathtaking pace, the growing importance of knowledge and innovation has placed intellectual property (IP) assets under the spotlight and highlighted the necessity of effectively taking advantage of such assets, while minimizing the risk of infringement...
Vietnam is a thriving market with an annual economic growth of 2.9% in 2020, despite the ongoing pandemic. It happens to be one of the few economies that has shown positive growth despite the prevalence of the Covid- 19 pandemic. Such resilience has attracted investors globally, especially...
Last year, it came as a surprise to us all that Brazil´s Senate had passed the General Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD), which is now into force, and penalties have entered into force last August 2021.
Amendments will be made to the Trade Marks Rules, which will take effect from 1 October 2021.
To help enterprises obtain patent protection more expediently, Singapore has established a global network of acceleration programmes and has announced the extension of the following two pilot acceleration programmes...