In a press release dated February 22, 2021, the European Patent Office indicates several changes made to Rules 19 and 143 EPC relating to the designation of inventors, taking into account the requirements of the GDPR and simplifying processing.

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During a webinar about Intellectual Property Rights in China and ASEAN countries hosted by China and South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk on May 12, 2021, EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies) had the opportunity to learn from Vidon Group’s expertise.

Patrice VIDON was the keynote speaker sharing his knowledge about tips and best practice for SMEs of PARSEC accelerator program and European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARCS).

Download the presentation document here: PDF (1.6 Mo)

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 Drapeau Pakistan 2021

Pakistan joins the Madrid System

and can be designated through an International trademark now

 

 

 

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The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) just announced the accession of the Pakistan to the Madrid System.

This admission now allows foreigners (companies or private individuals) to benefit of:

- a simplified access to filing procedures of national Pakistani trademarks (“national” filing procedure has been gradually harmonized in recent years, to meet the WIPO’s requirements);

- and above all the option to designate this territory through an International trademark filed before the WIPO.  

Obtaining a trademark protection into Pakistan is henceforth way easier, for limited costs if the International trademark process is selected.

We remain at your disposal should you have any information request about how to manage an international trademark portfolio.Banniere ADU STN 2021 GB

 

 

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The current health crisis does not prevent the long-awaited launch of the administrative procedure for invalidity and revocation in France.

 

 

The major innovation of the “PACTE” law on trademarks, came into force on 1 April 2020: with the creation of a "Cancellation" cell within the French Office, it is now possible to bring an action for a declaration of invalidity or revocation in the form of an administrative procedure. 

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The EPO has announced a revision of fees which will enter into force on 1 April 2020. This revision involves main fees (filing fee, search fee, examination fee, grant fee) as well as annual fees.

It is possible to arrange advanced payment of fees in the coming weeks (annual fees, examination fee, grant fee) and pay before 31, March 2020 in order to benefit from the current rate.

Feel free to contact us, we are at your disposal to assist you in the management of your patent rights.