Actus du 17 Janvier 2020 - source :

Coordinating our response to AI and emerging technologies: five largest IP offices hold first joint task force meeting

The five largest intellectual property offices held the inaugural meeting of their joint Task Force on New Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence this week in Berlin. Read more

Actus du 10 Janvier 2020 - source :

The EPO and representatives from EU Member States call for the speedy implementation of the Unitary Patent package

António Campinos, President of the EPO, and his team met today with the Chair and members of the executive group of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee, as well as with the Chair of the Unitary Patent Select Committee, to take stock of the state of play of the preparations to implement the Unitary Patent package. Read more

Actus du 07 Janvier 2020 - source :

Ten Candidatures Received for Post of WIPO Director General

Ten candidatures for the post of Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) were received by 5 p.m. (Geneva time) on December 30, 2019, the deadline fixed for the submission of names. Read more

Actus du 20 Décembre 2019 - source :

EPO refuses DABUS patent applications designating a machine inventor

The EPO has refused two European patent applications in which a machine was designated as inventor. Read more

Actus du 18 Décembre 2019 - source :

EPO and ARIPO sign agreement on Reinforced Partnership

In an effort to enhance international co-operation in order to strengthen the global patent system, the EPO has signed a Reinforced Partnership agreement with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). Read more

Actus du 13 Décembre 2019 - source :

WIPO Begins Public Consultation Process on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched a public consultation process on artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP) policy, inviting feedback on an issues paper designed to help define the most-pressing questions likely to face IP policy makers as AI increases in importance. Read more

Actus du 05 Décembre 2019 - source :

SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines agrees on public consultation

Members of the SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines and the EPO met on 27 November to discuss the annual revision of the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO and the Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority. Read more

Actus du 02 Décembre 2019 - source :

WIPO Director General Welcomes Australia’s Donation for Continuing Support of IP Capacity-Building Projects

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry has welcomed a fresh contribution of funds from Australia that represents the latest demonstration of the country’s continuing support for projects helping developing and least-developing countries (LDCs) build capacity in the field of intellectual property. Read more

Actus du 26 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO and INPI Brazil launch technical and strategic partnership

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (INPI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a Reinforced Technical and Strategic Partnership to enhance co-operation between Europe and Brazil in the area of patents. Read more

Actus du 22 Novembre 2019 - source :

EPO signs reinforced partnership agreement with Indonesia

EPO President António Campinos and the head of the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) of Indonesia, Freddy Harris, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Reinforced Partnership between their two offices at the EPO in Munich yesterday. Read more

Actus du 21 Novembre 2019 - source :

European Union Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement, Enabling Entry into Force

The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications reached a milestone enabling its entry into force, as the European Union (EU) joined as the key fifth member of the international registration system that provides protection for names identifying the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth. Read more