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US-China Commission Puts Emphasis On IP Issues

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:46
The United States and China yesterday concluded a three-day high-level meeting with numerous outcomes on intellectual property rights, including: local treatment of IP, trade secrets, geographical indications, inventor rights, patent data, sales of IP-intensive goods and services, online infringement, treatment of IP in standard-setting, bad-faith trademark filings, judicial best practices, and licensing of technology, according to the United States.
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Uganda Adopts Free And Open Source Software For E-Governance

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 08:45
The population in Uganda has been growing rapidly. The country now has 35 million people. In order to provide quality services to its citizens and to improve the national competitiveness through administration innovation, the government has adopted free and open source software as the preferred mode of operation for electronic government (e-government) services and platforms.
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At WIPO, Study On Copyright Exceptions Stimulates Broad Discussion With Author

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:54
During the recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, a study was presented on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and archives at the national level. The presentation spurred a full day of discussion about how to ensure libraries can continue to provide an indispensable service, and a substantive exchange with the author.
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Global IP Registration Increases; China At Forefront Of IP Filings

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:48
The World Intellectual Property Organization this week issued its 2014 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators report, finding growth in intellectual property filings in China and the United States, and decline in Europe and Japan.
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TISA Negotiations: Yes To E-Commerce, Data Flows, No To IPR, Data Protection?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:27
After two years of negotiations, the draft Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) stands at 17 horizontal and sector-specific proposals, negotiators told Intellectual Property Watch after the 2-5 December Geneva round of negotiations. The sector-specific annexes of the agreement, sources confirm, include one on telecommunication and one all e-commerce aspects.
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Annual Brussels IP Summit: Fresh Ideas In A Classic Context

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 09:46
BRUSSELS – In an age where technology and globalisation play an ever-increasing role, it must be asked whether the policy goals and structures of the intellectual property system remain relevant in Europe and beyond. In this regard, the newly elected “Junker Commission,” in office from 1 November, offers a chance to issue new IP strategies and strengthen the pre-existent IP infrastructures.In light of such changes, the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit) with its unique blend of keynote speakers and 25 workshops, running from reforms at the European and national levels to sectorial business practices across the spectrum of IP fields, provided once again a platform for fresh and critical ideas.
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The Latest News In Intellectual Property From ANEPI Ecuador

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:50
Welcome to (ANEPI), the first Intellectual Property News Agency of Ecuador. The Agencia de Noticias Especializada en Propiedad Intelectual (ANEPI) publishes news, analysis, interviews, feature articles, a weekly update and more on Ecuador and the region, at http://www.anepi.ec. Articles are primarily in Spanish with some translation. Below is the list of the week's stories on ANEPI. Bienvenido a (ANEPI), La Primera Agencia de Noticias de Propiedad Intelectual del Ecuador: Síguenos http://www.anepi.ec/ANEPIEcuador
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Special Report: Copyright Policy At WIPO: A Plethora Of Topics, Concerns

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:46
World Intellectual Property Organization members continuously work to ensure international copyright policy is as responsive and helpful as possible to global changes. One thing they don’t lack is outside opinions on what they should do.A number of side events were organised during the 8-12 December WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Topics addressed in these events ranged from international cooperation in film production (IPW, WIPO, 8 December 2014), to access to copyrighted works in libraries and educational institutions, to a proposed treaty on broadcasters’ rights, as well as the interface between copyright and competition.
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French Fashion Industry Eyes Ways To Better Use IP Rights For Protection

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:19
PARIS – Fashion industry representatives and others in France are mulling ways to use the intellectual property system more effectively to protect innovations in fashion, with the support of the French government.
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WIPO Members Conclude Year Positively With Copyright Committee, Despite No Changes To Text

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:53
The World Intellectual Property Organization's last committee meeting of the year finished on an amiable note last week. The committee on copyright did not advance on text drafting but, according to the chair and a number of delegations, the weeklong meeting was an opportunity for extensive discussions on substance, the best in a long time.
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WTO: Talks On GI Register Start, Tied To Other Negotiations In July 2015 Deadline

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:57
An informal meeting of World Trade Organization members on a long-discussed register on geographical indications of wines and spirits today showed that member states were committed but not yet inclined to delve into the issues until they have a clearer picture of other sensitive topics of the Doha Round.
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Copyright Exceptions For Libraries: WIPO Should Step Up Before Someone Else Does, Researcher Says

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:15
The author of a World Intellectual Property Organization-commissioned study said this week that WIPO should take the lead on the issue of limitations and exceptions to copyright for libraries, before the debate and the solution are left to other actors.
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Report Explains Rapid Rise In Chinese Patents; Compares Innovation Quotient

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:50
China has been filing patents at far greater rates than any other nation on earth in recent years. This week, a Thomson Reuters report broke down that growth and compared it with other leading nations on the basis of innovation.
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EPO Supervisory Body To Face Fears Over Patent Quality, Judicial Independence

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:01
As staff strikes continue and the European Patent Office's Administrative Council prepares for what could be a contentious 11 December meeting, opinions are split over the effect of the turmoil on the office's role in Europe's unitary patent.
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Will India, US Bridge Divide Over Intellectual Property Rights?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:45
There is an uptick in India-United States relations. US President Barack Obama will be in India in January as the chief guest at the country’s Republic Day Parade. Obama, who hosted India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington in September, will become the first US president to attend such a celebration, a display of India’s military might and ethnic diversity, as well as the first to visit India twice while in office.
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