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EU Funded Newsletter

This monthly newsletter compiles information on the upcoming and last activities carried out by the EUIPO in the context of the EU-Funded IP projects implemented on behalf of the European Commission.
IP Key Projects 
Upcoming Activities
Response to On-line Counterfeiting and Piracy: Feasibility Study and Seminar/Conference

Area: China Location: China

China’s online and e-commerce environment is undergoing significant changes, both from a legislative point of view and the perspective of rights holders and sellers. With the advent of new technologies such as blockchain and AI, these currents have sparked new debates about the enforcement of an …

Right holders forum at the EUIPO combined with a study visit to EU seaports and airports

Area: China Location: EUIPO (Alicante, Spain) and EU seaports/airports

In the framework of the support to EU-CN Customs Action Plan, IP Key China will organise, in cooperation with DG TAXUD, a study visit for a Chinese delegation (5 GACC representatives and Chinese Customs Officers) to the customs facilities of important EU seaports or airports, aiming at …

Fourth EU-China IP Academic Forum in the context of EUCIPAN

Area: China Location: EU

Designed and built by IP Key China, the EU-China IP Academic Network (EUCIPAN) has been working on supporting the exchange between EU and Chinese academia to ensure a sustainable collaboration for providing a steering group, research opportunities and online network (…

IP Key SEA IP Enforcement Week 2019

Area: South-East Asia Location: Bangkok

On 9 to 13 September 2019, IP Key South-East Asia is organizing the IP Enforcement Week 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand with a series of events geared towards IP policy-makers, IP officials, law enforcement authorities, IP stakeholders, and businesses in South-East Asia. …

Knowledge Exchanges on Patent Law Reform

Area: China Location: EU (tentatively: Belgium, Germany and Denmark)

China’s Patent Law, which lays the foundation for the legal framework of patent laws, was adopted in 1984, and amended three times in 1992, 2000 and 2008. Although the Chinese Patent Law per se has not been changed since 2008, several aspects of the law have already been revised …

Support for the Drafting of the Trademark Examination Guidelines of IP Viet Nam

Area: South-East Asia Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam

The IP Key Southeast Asia (SEA) Project has been providing technical expertise in support to the drafting of the Trademark Examination Guidelines of the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam). Trademark experts were dispatched by the IP Key SEA Project to IP Viet Nam in …

Trainings for Chinese experts in the EU on the examination of applications for Plant Variety Rights

Area: China Location: France, Germany, The Netherlands

CPVO and two Chinese PVP authorities, MARA and NFGA, signed administrative arrangements (AA) at the occasion of the 9th National Forum on Agricultural Intellectual Property which took place in Qingdao, China on 15 November 2017 …

IP Key LA will host, along with EUIPO, a New Workshop on Trade Marks and Designs Examination Practice

Area: Latin America Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

In the context of a week-long Technical Workshop on Tools and Practices developed under the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN), organised by the EUIPO in San José, Costa Rica, IP Key LA will co-host a Regional Workshop on Trade Mark and Design Examination Practices …

Technical Workshop on Common Tools and Practices Developed by the European Network of Trade Marks and Designs

Area: Latin America Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

EUIPO and IP Key LA have organized this week-long technical workshop in Costa Rica as a follow-up to the workshops that took place in Cuba in December 2017, Costa Rica in June 2018 on search and classification tools and Lima in November 2018 on quality and productivity tools. Its main objective …

EU Conference on Geographical Indications and the Lisbon Agreement (Geneva Act) and Study Visits on Geographical Indications

Area: South-East Asia Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The IP Key Southeast Asia (SEA) Project has supported the participation of high-level intellectual property (IP) officials in charge of Geographical Indications (GIs) in the 2019 edition of the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications and in the GI Study Visit to be held on 02-04 and …

EU Conference on Geographical Indications and the Lisbon Agreement (Geneva Act)

Area: Latin America Location: Lisbon, Portugal

IP Key LA and SEA will support the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications organized by WIPO and the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). The activity will provide an opportunity for participants from SEA and LA countries to gain insights on the need to improve the …

Upcoming Activities
ARISE+ IPR supports ASEAN trademark examiners with attachment training on Madrid Protocol

Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: Manila, the Philippines

The ARISE+ IPR team will support the participation of trademark examiners from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR in an attachment training on Madrid operations and trademark examination …

ARISE+ IPR publishes booklet on Geographical Indications in the ASEAN Region

Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: online

ARISE+ IPR, in coordination with the national Intellectual Property (IP) offices of the ASEAN Member States, publishes a booklet on ASEAN Geographical Indications (GIs) procedures and products …

IP Key Projects 
Activities from 01/06/19 to 30/06/19
Train-the-Trainers Programme for South East Asian Patent Examiners

Area: South-East Asia Location: Manila, Philippines

Enhancing the quality of patent examination results, shortening turnaround times, and decreasing backlogs are common concerns of IPR stakeholders across SEA countries. As the capacities of patent examiners directly affect their productivity and performance, IP Key seeks to support its SEA …

IP Key La Announces New Workshop on Trade Marks and Designs Examination Practice

Area: Latin AmericaLocation: Quito, Ecuador

The IP Key Latin America 2018 work plan included the holding of a workshop in Costa Rica to facilitate the adoption of the search and classification tools created by EUIPO, from which the following results were obtained in 6 offices …

ARISE+ IPR Project 
Activities from 01/06/19 to 30/06/19
Meeting with Myanmar officials to discuss establishment of a national IP office

Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: Naypyidaw, Myanmar

ARISE+ IPR is supporting the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) to hold a meeting with officials in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on 11-12 June to discuss technical requirements for the establishment of a national IP office in the country …

Integration of DesignView for Cambodia & Seminar on Industrial Designs

Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On 5 June 2019, the ARISE+ IPR team will be overseeing a high level event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, that will mark the go-live date for the nation in their joining of DesignView…

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