Monthly Archives: November 2019

BRAZIL: NEW PILOT PPH PROGRAM TO OVERCOME EXAMINATION BACKLOG

BRAZIL: NEW PILOT PPH PROGRAM TO OVERCOME EXAMINATION BACKLOG

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has just issued on October 22, 2019 the Resolution # 252/2019 consolidating all PPH former resolutions into a single pilot Patent prosecution Highway Project. The resolution will enter into force as from December 1, 2019 and will in practice represent another tool to decrease the patent backlog in Brazil. 
 
UNDER ATTACK: TELEKOM HAS TO FIGHT FOR MAGENTA

UNDER ATTACK: TELEKOM HAS TO FIGHT FOR MAGENTA

US insurance start-up Lemonade has applied to the EUIPO for Deutsche Telekom’s „Magenta“ trademark to be deleted in its entirety. At the same time, it filed request for cancellation with the DPMA concerning the color mark insofar as it is registered for insurance services. 
 
CHINA: NEW RULES WITHIN PATENT EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

CHINA: NEW RULES WITHIN PATENT EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

To adapt to the rapid growth of new technology, reflect the innovators’ new demands on the rules and modes of examination, and improve the quality and efficiency of patent examination, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) has made amendments on Patent Examination Guidelines (“Guidelines”). The amendments have come into force on 1 November 2019. ... Read More