Topic: Designs

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Japan, Taiwan data starts to show virus impact on new patent filings

While Chinese applications are back on pace for growth, other East Asian offices are seeing decreased activity

29 July 2020

As IP moves up Canada’s national agenda, other countries should follow suit

Trio of initiatives shows the country means business and the risk of a global economic downturn means similar moves may also become an important part of recovery plans elsewhere

25 July 2020

The signs are that Canada is upping its IP game

Bank announces launch of multi-million-dollar financing package for IP-rich businesses while Ontario government unveils new action plan

21 July 2020

As Silicon Valley showers Jio Platforms with cash, upstart may need IP crash course

Telco plans to make smartphones and produce made-in-India 5G network gear. The company recently landed in hot water for copying the design of Zoom’s teleconferencing platform

17 July 2020

Reporting serious allegations made against the WIPO director general was not fake news, it was essential

The agency's outgoing head Francis Gurry has hit out at media coverage of complaints made against him by his deputy, but the real problem was a total lack of transparency in how the affair was handled

11 July 2020

Huawei, Oppo and BOE lead first half patent filing jump in China

CNIPA mid-year press conference also reveals PCT filings on track to increase in 2020, despite greater business risks overseas for Chinese firms

09 July 2020

Pharma linkage provisions headline proposed Chinese patent reforms

New amendments look set to cement a key feature of the US-China trade deal

06 July 2020

Facebook campaign highlights the power of brands, but activism is not risk-free

Consumers like companies that make stands and support causes. Authenticity is all, though; bandwagon jumpers will pay the price

04 July 2020

China’s top IP judge suggests mechanisms for anti-suit injunctions needed

Luo Dongchuan, president of the Supreme People’s Court IP Tribunal, also says authorities should study measures to speed up cases

26 June 2020

The advantages and disadvantages of WIPO PROOF

The World Intellectual Property Organization rolled out its new timestamping solution in May and while it has a lot going for it, there are downsides too

19 June 2020

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