Patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines finally approved30 June 2022
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has finally approved the patent waiver that will tear down barriers mounted by intellectual property restrictions to greater production of Covid-19 vaccines and their equitable distribution among nations.
INTA releases Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe03 May 2022
The International Trademark Association (INTA) on Monday, May 2, released its Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. Focused on the tax implications within the trademark lifecycle in the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, the report serves to provide brand legal practitioners with a clear understanding of tax policy as it relates to trademark and complementary rights issues, and a framework to strengthen their collaboration with tax professionals.
Vink, Tang urge INTA attendees to seek out innovation02 May 2022
Brands are always big business at the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting Live+, so it was no surprise when much of the meeting’s open ceremonies were devoted to what brands can do in today’s world.
McDonald's Peppa Pig caught in Russia-Ukraine conflict28 April 2022
Entertainment One UK, the proprietor of British cartoon favorite Peppa Pig Ltd, brought trademark infringement against Ivan Kozhevnikov for this character. The suit, filed at the lowest level court for civil disputes, accused Kozhevnikov of infringing the Peppa Pig trademark and other intellectual property.
WTO discussions on TRIPS waiver of patent rights stalled29 December 2021
Just when things were beginning to turn rosy, developments involving the proposed TRIPS waiver of patent rights for Covid-19 drugs, vaccines and devices have once again taken a downturn.
Europe is a global hub for innovation in 3D printing, new study from European Patent Office shows20 July 2020
Surge in additive manufacturing is part of the broader, rapid rise of digital technologies overall, study says.
Joint statement of EPO and CNIPA on response to Covid-1913 July 2020
East meets west to defeat hardships of IP and Covid-19.
EPO, EU member states call for speedy unity patent implementation29 February 2020
Preparations to implement unitary patent package.