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
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 mechanisms that…

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

26/11/20

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…

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Workshop for plant variety protection authorities in Latin America

26/11/20

Area: Latin America Location: Regional

IP Key LA has organised, with the collaboration of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the Spanish Office of Plant Varieties (OEVV), an online workshop aimed at identifying the measures adopted by the…

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Plant Variety Rights Enforcement Seminar


30/11/20

Area: China Location: Online

The PVR enforcement online seminar will take place from 30 November to 2 December. It will be conducted by the Community Plant Variety Office, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) of the People’s Republic…

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Guidelines Methodology and Convergence of Trade Marks and Designs Examination Practices

30/11/20

Area: Latin America Location: Online

This online technical meeting is open to all Latin American IP offices and will be a great opportunity for Latin American IPO officials and EUIPO officials to exchange on best practices in creating and updating examination guidelines.

The event will reflect on how the EUIPN’s (network of…

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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…

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Webinar on the protection of geographical indications in the online market

02/12/20

Area: China Location: Online

The online market is influential in terms of expanding the presence of geographical indications in international markets. While it represents a great opportunity it also brings important challenges in terms of protecting, controlling and enforcing GI rights.

In this context, on 2 …

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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 seminar on IPR…

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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.

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Specialised training session on trade marks for IPO staff: ‘Unregistered marks and other signs used in the course of trade’

24/11/20

Area: CARIPI Location: Online

On 24 November 2020, IPO staff members will have the opportunity to take part in a specialised training session on ‘Unregistered marks and other signs used in the course of trade’.

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Specialised training session on trade marks for IPO staff: ‘Bad faith registration’


26/11/20

Area: CARIPI Location: Online

On 26 November 2020, a specialised training session on ‘Bad faith registration’ will take place from 9.00 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. AST via Zoom.

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Training for national IPR helpdesk in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

01/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR Location:

ARISE+ IPR will provide a strategic training course for the IPR helpdesk staff in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar, covering several areas under the scope of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and the IP protection system in the respective ASEAN Member States (AMS).

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Impact Study of ASEAN Geographical Indication registration in the ASEAN region

01/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR Location:

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.

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Awareness-raising on the advantages of international systems on IP

15/12/20

Area: AFRIPI Location: Online

The European Intellectual Property Office EUIPO (represented by the AfrIPI PMT) together with the European Commission (DG DEVCO) will organise an online seminar on the EU partnership with Africa on Intellectual Property Rights, in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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Assistance to Myanmar in pre-accession to Madrid Protocol

31/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR Location:

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..

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Evaluation study of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

31/12/20

Area: ArisePlusIPR Location:

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 Origi

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Support to the ASEAN IPR Helpdesk

01/03/21

Area: ArisePlusIPR Location:

ARISE+ IPR supports the creation of an ASEAN IPR helpdesk, which coincides with one of the ASEAN IPR Action Plan 2016-2025’s strategic goals.

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IPKey Projects
Activities from 20/10/20 to 20/11/20
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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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IP Key LA at non-traditional trade mark seminar hosted by WIPO and SENADI

09/11/20

Area: Latin America Location: Ecuador

IP Key LA collaborated with WIPO and the National Service of Intelectual Rights (SENADI in spanish) on an online seminar, focused on non-traditional trade marks, on 9 and 10 November.

The current European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) practice on non-traditional trade mark…

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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…

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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 of online…

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


01/11/20

Area: China Location:

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 published in 2016.

The study covers legal and…

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Working Group Meetings in the framework of the EU-China Action Plan on customs enforcement of IPR

01/11/20

Area: China Location: Online

In order to strengthen customs enforcement to combat counterfeiting and piracy in EU-China trade, both parties have since 2009 an Action Plan concerning customs cooperation on IPR. In this context, the EU and China have taken concrete steps to develop closer cooperation to increase the…

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Trade Secret Systems in the EU and China: Study


01/11/20

Area: China Location:

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…

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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 were invited to the South-East Asia Judges’ Colloquium on Intellectual Property Rights organised by IP Key SEA. The colloquium was aimed to support the SEA…

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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…

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IP Key LA brought EU experience to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (STLT) seminar, organised by the DNPI and WIPO

27/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Uruguay

One of the aims of IP Key LA is to support the development and implementation of modern, internationally accepted procedures and practices for obtaining IPR in Latin American countries. IP Key LA provides expertise and promotes exchanges of knowledge to facilitate progress towards the adherence…

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Intellectual Property Colloquium for Indonesian Judges




27/10/20

Area: South-East Asia Location: Online

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

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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 in the…

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Interactive webinar organised by IP Key Latin America brings together judges from Chile and Mercosur

20/10/20

Area: Latin America Location: Mercosur and Chile


With the participation of judges from Chile and Mercosur, IP Key Latin America held the Seminar for Magistrates on Violations of Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Environment.




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…

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IPR Development Projects
Activities from 20/10/20 to 20/11/20
Second training for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives

19/11/20

Area: EUGIPP Location: Online

From 19 to 21 November, the second of a cycle of three online workshops for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives will take place

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Patent examination training programme (ARIPO)


17/11/20

Area: AFRIPI Location: Online


On 17 19 November a webinar on Computer-Implemented Inventions and BiotechPharma inventions took place, organised jointly by the EPO and ARIPO. 

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Online workshop for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti


05/11/20

Area: EUGIPP Location: Online

From 5 to 7 November, the European Union Georgia Intellectual Property Project (EUGIPP) organised the first of a cycle of three workshops for teacher coordinators and Sakpatenti staff representatives.

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