New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. The study informs users and the broader public about on-going technology trends across various technical fields. Primarily driven by the emergence of the internet of things, the study encompasses a number of other technologies, such as cloud computing or artificial intelligence.
Innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016, up 8.3% in a seventh straight yearly increase, according to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report.
This communication gives a complete overview of the state of play of each Office’s transposition process, showing: the types of trade mark each Office plans to accept; the definitions thereof; and the accepted electronic file formats for sound, motion, multimedia and hologram marks.
More than 2.6 million patent applications were filed at the world's five largest intellectual property offices in 2016, an increase of 10.4% over the previous year, according to the new IP5 Statistics Report.
The European Commission has prepared a Notice, countersigned by EUIPO, to holders of and applicants for European Union trade marks and Registered Community Designs in the context of the notification of the intention of the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, submitted on 29 March 2017.
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) held a joint conference in Brussels to illustrate the way in which the two offices co-operate to support innovation in the plant sector.
These Guidelines give instructions on the practice and procedure to be followed in various aspects of the handling of international applications before the EPO as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority.