Patent Filings in China Increase Despite Post-Corona Virus Lockdown

According to the China National Intellectual Property Administration, China's patent applications have reported a major upwards spike in the first four months of 2020, despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. In the CNIPA’s statistics for January through April 2020 report, they show that even though there was a drastic drop in patent filings in February due [...]

By |2020-06-10T20:55:30+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Emerging IP Trends to Know In 2020 – What 14 Top Experts Say

With an increase in innovation, inventions, and access to production, the world of foreign filing is quickly growing smaller and moving faster. This is evident from the year over year growth of patent and trademark application filings. In 2018, innovators across the globe filed 3.3 million patent applications, up 5.2% for a ninth straight yearly [...]

By |2020-03-24T07:05:55+00:00March 18th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Copycat Nation, or Nation of Innovation?

China is quickly becoming the land of 5G, the next generation of mobile internet. This is big news for China because 5G is the next major milestone in expanding the reach of mobile networks from connecting people to interconnecting and controlling machines, objects, and practically every device out there. It will deliver new levels of [...]

By |2020-03-17T21:15:05+00:00February 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Myanmar IP Update

A new Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of Myanmar, formally known as Burma, has been set-up under the Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar and is being rolled out in two stages: 1. Soft Opening and 2. Grand of Opening During the “Soft-opening” period (January - May 2020) trademark holders who have already registered their trademark under [...]

By |2020-02-05T11:45:44+00:00January 13th, 2020|Blog, Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments

Canadian Regulations for Late National Phase Entry to Change

If you have a PCT application that needs to be nationalized in Canada, it's important to be aware of new changes to the regulations for late entry. According to CIPO, if your application's International Filing Date falls out before October 30, 2019, the deadline for national entry is still 30 months from the earliest priority [...]

By |2019-12-10T10:15:42+00:00December 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Communication Tools for Your Intellectual Property Firm

Clear communication is the "Red Thread" for a truly successful business. Smaller law firms may be ok relying on email and phones, but for larger firms with more clients and staff, these basic communication lines may not be enough. Fortunately, there are excellent communication tools available that can help you streamline your business and more [...]

By |2019-08-29T08:37:08+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Roundup for the Week of July 8, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlENThOuaqA&t=3s   In this week's news: Intel puts 8,000 patents on the auction block Kim Kardashian backs down on a trademark HairBnB gets put in the pound Samsung has another great patent The USPTO has a new policy restricting foreign trademark filing The case of Iancu vs Brunetti closed last week, with the Supreme Court [...]

By |2019-07-23T10:16:10+00:00July 8th, 2019|Blog, Intellectual Property Roundup|0 Comments