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Fermeture exceptionnelle de l’IPIL

Date : 13/12/2017 – Source : Institut de la propriété intellectuelle Luxembourg GIE

Exceptionnellement, les bureaux de l’IPIL GIE resteront fermés le mercredi 13 décembre 2017 en raison du séminaire d’équipe annuel.

Merci de nous contacter via info@ipil.lu

12 décembre, 2017|

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: tomorrow’s European patents

Date : 11/12/2017 – Source : Office européen des brevets – Lien

European patent applications related to smart connected objects are rising rapidly, achieving a growth rate of 54% in the last three years, the first European Patent Office (EPO) landscaping study on « Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) » reveals. Conducted by the EPO in co-operation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, the study examines this profound technology trend that is now being observed across a whole range of technical fields. […]

The study will be available for download on the website of EPO.

11 décembre, 2017|

Etude : Les exceptions et limitations en matière de droit d’auteur

Date : 17/05/2017 – Source : Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel – Auteur : F.J.C. Blázquez [et al.] – Lien

En septembre 2016, le vice-président pour le marché unique numérique, M. Andrus Ansip, a rappelé qu’il importait « d’adapter les règles européennes sur le droit d’auteur au nouvel environnement numérique ». Il a par ailleurs souligné que « le produit de la création en Europe ne doit pas rester verrouillé, tout en étant solidement protégé, notamment pour améliorer les possibilités de rémunération de nos créateurs ». La Commission européenne a présenté en septembre 2016 son nouveau « paquet » de mesures réglementaires sur le droit d’auteur ; ces textes sont actuellement examinés par le Parlement européen et le Conseil des ministres. […]

L’étude est disponible gratuitement en ligne.

7 décembre, 2017|

China Tops Patent, Trademark, Design Filings in 2016

Date : 6/12/2017 – Source : L’Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OMPI) – Lien

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total for the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office.

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. […]

6 décembre, 2017|

Common Communication on the representation of new types of trade marks

Date : 04/12/2017 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) – Lien

The elimination of the graphical representation requirement from the definition of EU and national trade marks is one of the key changes brought by the new Directive, as it paves the way for the acceptance of new types of trade mark and new means of representation.

Therefore, to ensure the transition to the new Directive is as smooth as possible for all stakeholders, the Intellectual Property Offices of the Member States of the EU, the EUIPO and the European Commission have been working together to develop a common initiative on the representation of new types of trade marks.

The result is this Common Communication, which 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. The Common Communication also contains an Annex.

After the first publication, the Communication will be updated on a six-monthly basis to reflect the developing positions of the Offices as they advance with the transposition process. The first update is scheduled for the 1st of June 2018.

6 décembre, 2017|

Patent applications filed at IP5 offices up 10%

Date : 29/11/2017 – Source : Office européen des brevets – Lien

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 a new report. The IP5 Statistics Report, published jointly by the EPO, the Japan Patent Office, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, collectively known as the IP5 offices, presents official patent statistics from each office.

The 2016 edition of the report also finds that together the IP5 offices granted 1.1 million patents in 2016 (9.6% more than in 2015). […]

6 décembre, 2017|

Notice on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU – EUTMs and RCDs

Date : 05/12/2017 – Source : Office de l’Union européenne pour la propriété intellectuelle (EUIPO) – Lien

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.
This Notice corresponds to a potential scenario in which no agreement is reached by the negotiating parties.
The contents of this Notice are in no way prejudicial to any settlement or arrangement that may be agreed between the negotiating parties.

The Notice can be consulted here.

6 décembre, 2017|

Supporting innovation in the plant sector with IP rights: EPO-CPVO conference in Brussels

Date : 29/11/2017 – Source : Office européen des brevets – Lien

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) held today a joint conference in Brussels to illustrate the way in which the two offices co-operate to support innovation in the plant sector. The conference attracted some 200 participants from industry and academia, the European Commission, European Parliament, legal practice, national patent offices, NGOs and the general public. […]

5 décembre, 2017|

Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents (SEP)

Date : 29/11/2017 – Source : Commission Européenne – Lien

Patents and standards

In November 2017 the Commission adopted, as part of the IP package on enforcement, the Communication, ‘Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents’. It provides for a clearer framework to incentivise the development of, and ease the access to key technologies that enable interconnection and connectivity. Stakeholders will have better legal certainty for the development and licensing of technologies required for the hyper-connected society. The Communication covers 3 key aspects of standard-essential patents. It

  • contributes to a more transparent environment for negotiations between SEP holders and potential licensees
  • proposes common valuation principles for SEPs technology
  • suggests ideas for a balanced and predictable enforcement regime.


5 décembre, 2017|

Revised Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority

Date : 11/2017  – Source : Office européen des brevets – Lien

The Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority have been amended.

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.

In the November 2017 edition, amendments have been made in all parts. The major change is the expansion of Part A, which now includes a comprehensive chapter on fees.


4 décembre, 2017|