Wrap-up of conferences: Official minutes from the ECTA meeting

Official minutes after ECTA published in Autumn on ECTA homepage Summit of some interesting topics.

PROTOCOL: GERMANY

27/09/2019

On 8 August 2019, the Office of Germany withdrew, with immediate effect, the notification made under Rule 20bis(6)(a) of the Common Regulations.
Consequently, as from that date, the recording in the International Register of a license granted in respect of Germany relating to an international registration of a mark has the same effect as if it had been made directly in the national Register of the Office of this Contracting Party.

For further information, please refer to Information Notice No. 55/2019.


EUIPO OBSERVATORY: NEW PUBLICATIONS ON ENFORCEMENT OF IPRS AND MORE

26/09/2019

The new Report on the EU Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Results at the EU Borders and in Member States 2013-2017 aims to shed light on the enforcement trends within the EU. It is the first joint analysis of two different sources of data, namely, the detentions at EU borders and within national markets reported in the IP Enforcement Portal by the EU Commission (DG TAXUD) and by the national enforcement authorities. The full text of the Report on the EU Enforcement of IP Rights is available HERE.

The joint EUIPO - EPO study Intellectual Property Rights Intensive Industries and Economic Performance in the European Union – 3rd Edition is the latest update in a series which provides an assessment of the combined contribution to the economies of the EU from industries that make intensive use of the different types of intellectual property rights. The study, which considers the period 2014-2016, confirms the economic benefits for Europe of trade marks, designs, patents, copyright, geographical indications (GI) and plant variety rights.

EUIPO OBSERVATORY PUBLICATIONS: CASE-LAW COLLECTION ON THE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATIONS OF INTERMEDIARY SERVICE PROVIDERS

16/09/2019

As the services offered and business models used by intermediary service providers have evolved, the liability and obligations of online intermediaries have become an important subject of jurisprudential developments and debate.

EUIPO Observatory recently published a study on this topic, focusing on the intermediary service providers in the European Union and giving an overview of relevant decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as well as of national courts in 14 selected EU Member States.

WIPO: MADRID E-RENEWAL SERVICE UNDERGOES COMPLETE MAKEOVER

06/08/2019

WIPO’s new and improved Madrid e-Renewal service will effectively replace the former version as of 1 August 2019. The enhanced service provides an easier, 100% online experience with benefits including greater clarity and instant tracking of international registration renewals.


Key features and improvements:

- WIPO Account login:
to renew online with better traceability;
- New modern and dynamic look and feel:
a far more engaging and intuitive user interface;
- Greater clarity for fewer mistakes:
easier selection of Contracting Parties and goods and services. All renewal scenarios are covered.
- Instant tracking:
a unique WIPO reference number in a confirmation email and a printable summary, to check the renewal status quickly and easily in Madrid Monitor.

Release of the Global Innovation Index WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD recently published the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019.

The current edition ranks the innovation performance of 129 economies around the world relying on 80 indicators such as the institutional environment for innovation, the education system, research and development activity, the infrastructure for innovation and different forms of knowledge, technology and creative outputs. The world’s most-innovative country is Switzerland, followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. GII identified India, South Africa, Chile, Israel and Singapore as regional leaders.

'The GII shows us that countries that prioritize innovation in their policies have seen significant increases in their rankings,' said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. 'The rise in the GII by economic powerhouses like China and India have transformed the geography

You could read the hole publication on the ECTA homepage on https://ecta.org/


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