Subject: EUIPO – EU Funded newsletter

EUIPO  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
Plant Variety Rights | Online technical training for Chinese experts


20/10/20

Area: China Location: Online












IP Key China collaborates very closely with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), an agency of the European Union located in Angers, France, as well as with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), both based [read more]



Virtual Seminar: Fight against Counterfeit Medicines by means of IP Enforcement

20/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional












IP Key LA is opening registration for a virtual seminar on 20 October focused on the fight against counterfeit medicines by means of IP enforcement. In a recent operation, Interpol found that ‘the outbreak of the coronavirus disease has offered an opportunity for fast cash, as criminals … [read more]



Judges from Chile and the Mercosur countries gather in an interactive webinar organised by IP Key LA

20/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Mercosur and Chile











IP Key LA has invited judges from courts with IP jurisdiction in the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and Chile to participate in an interactive webinar, next 20 and 21 October. The topics to be covered in this two-day event are a review of EU case-law[read more]



Intellectual Property Colloquium for Indonesian Judges



27/10/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) is organising the ‘Virtual Intellectual Property Colloquium for Indonesian Judges’ on 27 October 2020. Implemented via a tailor-made and bilateral approach, the activity will see the participation of Indonesian judges involved in the adjudication of IPR cases before … [read more]



IP Key LA at the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks seminar, organised by DNPI and WIPO

27/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Uruguay











WIPO and the Dirección Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (DNPI) of Uruguay have invited IP Key LA to participate in an online seminar. This seminar on the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks will convene national and international experts. They will discuss their experience … [read more]




Blockchain and Intellectual Property: IP goes deeper in Industry 4.0



27/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Brazil











With the support of the Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil’s largest business association) and the Instituto Nacional de Propiedade Industrial (the national administrator of industrial property rights), IP Key LA has organised a two-day webinar on the growing use of [read more]



South-East Asia Judges’ Colloquium on Intellectual Property Rights


28/10/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











On 28 and 29 October 2020, senior judges from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam handling IP cases will be invited to the South-East Asia Judges’ Colloquium on Intellectual Property Rights organized by IP Key SEA. The colloquium aims to support the SEA countries … [read more]




Trade Secret Systems in the EU and China: Study



20/10/20

Area: China 











In November, IP Key China will publish a study on the trade secrets systems in the EU and China. This study will update the prior June 2017 study by reviewing the changes made to the law and practice in China since then, by further analysing how the changes are working in practice, and finally … [read more]



Policies and Guidelines on SEPs and the Interplay Between IPR and Competition Law: study

01/11/20

Area: China 











The IP Key China project will publish a new study in November on the policies and guidelines on SEPs and the interplay between IPR and competition law. This study aims to update the previous commissioned report about IPR in Standardisation  … [read more]



EU Product Specification Seminars for IPR Enforcement Authorities in South-East Asia

04/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











To discuss the latest methods to combat counterfeiting in physical and online marketplaces, and in support of the cooperation between EU businesses and enforcement authorities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) is organising a series [read more]




Technical Meetings on Enhanced Customs Enforcement Systems in Malaysia and Thailand

06/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) is organising Technical Meetings on Enhanced Customs Enforcement Systems with the IP authorities, customs authorities, and EU businesses in Malaysia and Thailand, which will take place online on 6 (Thailand) and 11 (Malaysia) November 2020. The participants will be … [read more]




Webinar Series on Plant Variety Protection



12/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











Plant variety protection and accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 1991) are important elements of trade agreements negotiated by the EU. Over the first years of implementation of the IP Key SEA project, several activities were organized on … [read more]



EU-China online workshop on the impact of 2019 E-Commerce Law of the People’s Republic of China

17/11/20

Area: China Location: Online











Since China’s new e-commerce law took effect on 1 January 2019, legislation has been developing around its implementation. The law covers all e-commerce activities, both domestic and cross-border, reflecting the growth of the sector. Issues around the online trade of goods and services and … [read more]



EU-China online workshop on IPR and new trends in the e-commerce sector


18/11/20

Area: China Location: Online











Due to the global pandemic most of the world’s physical stores this year have faced challenges. Meanwhile, online retail sales have experienced a dramatic increase. In China, this increase is highlighting new trends within the e-commerce environment that might once again challenge legislators … [read more]



High Level Virtual Conference on Geographical Indications


18/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











On 18 November 2020, GI Experts from the EU will engage in discussions with senior officials from South-East Asian IP Offices in the “High Level Virtual Conference on Geographical Indications (GIs)”. The activity is being organised by IP Key South-East Asia (SEA) to promote the benefits [read more]



Webinar on Geographical Indications: Protecting and Enforcing GIs

25/11/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











As a follow-up to the Webinar Series on Geographical Indications (GIs) in July 2020, the IP Key SEA is organizing a third webinar on 25 November focusing on issues on the enforcement of GIs in SEA in the physical and online markets, including the need to for adequate enforcement ... [read more]


Webinar Series on Industrial Designs


01/12/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











To conclude the intellectual property webinar series organized by the IP Key South-East Asia in 2020, two webinars on industrial designs will be held on the 1st and 2nd of December. The webinars will cover the design protection in the EU and selected countries in SEA, the need to protect ... [read more]


EU-China seminar on IPR protection online and innovation

08/12/20

Area: China Location: Beijing, China











Following up on the discussions and engagement established during the EU-China online workshops that took place in November, IP Key China in cooperation with CAASA (the China Anti-infringement and Anti-counterfeiting Innovation Strategic Alliance) will organise an offline … [read more]


 
IPR Development Projects
Upcoming Activities
Support to GI registration Cabrito de Tete

23/11/20

Area: AFRIPI Location: Mozambique











The AfrIPI project supports the Cabrito de Tete geographical indication (Mozambique). It does so by providing technical and logistical assistance in the commercial testing … [read more]








Impact Study of ASEAN Geographical Indication registration in the ASEAN region

01/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR











During the first and second year of the project implementation, ARISE+ IPR has organised many activities to promote Geographical Indications (GI) protection and empower GI producers and associations in the ASEAN region … [read more]





Assistance to Myanmar in pre-accession to Madrid Protocol


31/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR











Currently, nine ASEAN countries have already become members of the Madrid Protocol. Malaysia joined the Madrid Protocol in December 2019 being is the newest member of the Madrid Protocol amongst ASEAN [read more]






Evaluation study of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement


31/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR 











Within the framework of Annual Work Plan 3-2020, ARISE+ IPR will provide legal and technical support for the elaboration of an ‘Evaluation study on the accession and recommendations on the implementation of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin … [read more]







IPKey Projects
Activities from 20/09/20 to 20/10/20
Judges from Chile and the Mercosur countries gather in an interactive webinar organised by IP Key LA

20/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Mercosur and Chile


IP Key LA has invited judges from courts with IP jurisdiction in the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and Chile to participate in an interactive webinar, next 20 and 21 October. The topics to be covered in this two-day event are a review of EU case-law [read more]


Virtual Seminar: Fight against Counterfeit Medicines by means of IP Enforcement

20/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional












IP Key LA is opening registration for a virtual seminar on 20 October focused on the fight against counterfeit medicines by means of IP enforcement. In a recent operation, Interpol found that ‘the outbreak of the coronavirus disease has offered an opportunity for fast cash, as criminals ... [read more]


Plant Variety Rights | Online technical training for Chinese experts


20/10/20

Area: China Location:  Online












IP Key China collaborates very closely with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), an agency of the European Union located in Angers, France, as well as with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) ... [read more]


EU Business Forum Virtual Conference Series: IP Offices and the Future of IP Governance in South-East Asia

19/10/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online


Between 19-26 October 2020, IP Key SEA is organising a series of webinars on ‘IP Offices and the Future of IP Governance in South-East Asia’. The virtual conferences will feature six South-East Asian IP offices, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Each … [read more]



South-East Asia Judges’ Roundtable on Intellectual Property Rights



06/10/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online











The South-East Asia Judges’ Virtual Roundtable is taking place on 6 and 7 October 2020. The two-day online event organized by IP Key SEA will include sessions on the role of judges, the internet environment for the judiciary, and other key issues concerning IPR judicial enforcement. The experts … [read more]



IP Key LA and INPI France develop a GI online seminar for LATAM countries



01/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional











The European Union and Latin American countries have strong ties when it comes to agri-food products. The agricultural sector plays a strategic role in both regions, which demands adequate IP protection, especially regarding geographical indications (GIs).

In an effort to promote ... [read more]


IP Key LA organises workshop that highlights counterfeiting as a threat to society

24/09/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional












According to the EUIPO: ‘Illicit trade in fake goods is a major challenge in an innovation-driven global economy. It has a negative impact on the sales and profits of affected firms, as well as broader adverse effects on the economy as well as public health, safety and security.’ Taking this ... [read more]



Workshop on Quality Patent Examination



16/10/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Thailand











In 2020, the Workshop on Quality Patent Examination took place online on 17-19 June (Thailand), 1-2 July (Vietnam), 23-25 September (Malaysia) and 12-14 October (Indonesia). The programme included hands-on discussions and practical exercises on topics such as the requirements of sufficient ... [read more]



 




IPR Development Projects
Activities from 20/09/20 to 20/10/20
Webinar: Boost your origin linked products


16/10/20

Area: CarIPI Location: Caribbean Region


Nowadays, every country in the world claims that their agricultural or traditional products and foods belong to a cultural or gastronomic heritage, as a symbol of the history of a country or a community. Such ‘origin linked products’ have not only a social, but also an economic dimension. … [read more]


Georgian representatives participate in the IP Case Law Conference

15/10/20

Area: EUGIPP 



On 15 and 16 October, the EUIPO Boards of Appeal organised the biennial IP Case-Law Conference 2020. Selected judges, IP attorneys and more than 20 Sakpatenti officials attended this online event. ... [read more]




ARISE+ IPR contribution to AsiaGI training

12/10/20

Area: ARISE+ IPR Location: online



To enhance the value of local products and inform geographical indications (GI) producers in the ASEAN region about how they can benefit from having their GIs protected, ARISE+ IPR will continue to support the 5th and 6th editions of the AsiaGI training in 2020 and 2021, respecti ... [read more]


Quality Management System certification - ISO 9001



Q4 2020

Area: EUGIPP 


The EU Georgia Intellectual Property Project will support Sakpatenti in obtaining the ISO 9001 certification, building on previous efforts already initiated to obtain the certification ... [read more]


Compilation of decisions of the European Court of Justice, General Court and the EUIPO Boards of Appeal

Q4 2020

Area: EUGIPP 


The project will support Sakpatenti to compile a list of decisions on trade marks and designs taken by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the General Court, and the EUIPO Boards of Appeal (BoA). ... [read more]


Development of trade mark guidelines for examiners: convergence of practices in line with EU legislation

Q4 2020

Area: EUGIPP 


Specific trade mark guidelines will be developed for the practical use of both the Sakpatenti staff in charge of the various procedures and users. ... [read more]


Creativity and IP in Georgian Schools

29/09/20

Area: EUGIPP 


The activity ‘Creativity and IP in Georgian Schools’ aims to integrate intellectual property (IP) into Georgian schools’ curricula. Targeted schools will be provided with appropriate learning methods and materials to be able to understand and recognise the importance of intellectual property ... [read more]


Search and Classification Platforms Workshop

22/09/20

Area: CarIPI Location: online


In the framework of Act.5 of its Annual Work Plan, CarIPI will host an online workshop on TMclass and TMview, aimed at Registrars or Heads of TM departments of the Cariforum IPOs, with the objective to recap the benefits, as well as strategic and practical implications of the use of these tools. ... [read more]


Sub-PSC and Trade Mark Task Force meeting

14/10/20

Area: CarIPI Location: online


On 14 October, the CARIFORUM Directorate along with Intellectual Property (IP) Offices of its Member States, the European Union, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), will meet virtually to discuss present and future activities of CarIPI, a European Development Fund (EDF) ... [read more]



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