Developing Countries Lay out E-Commerce Plan As Basis for WTO Ministerial

A group of ministers from developing countries released a roadmap today for global digital commerce discussions, aimed at paving the way to discussions on electronic commerce at the World Trade Organization ministerial conference in December.

Russia: Introduces Service of Accelerated Prosecution of Trademark Applications

The Russian Patent and Trademark Office (RPTO) announced the launch of new service of accelerated prosecution of trademark applications.

Patent Licensing 2018

As the licensing landscape remains uncertain in many of the world's major markets, it has never been more important for licensors and licensees to stay up to speed on deal-making best practices and

Yemen: New Ministerial Resolution on Trademarks

SANA'A - Following the Ministerial Resolution No. 20 of 2018 previously issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Yemen, the Ministry recently issued the new Ministerial Resolution No.

Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

The objective of this booklet is to offer general and basic information on the interface between intellectual property (IP) and traditional knowledge (TK), traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), and genetic resources (GRs). It briefly addresses the most important questions that arise when considering the role that IP principles and systems can play in protecting TK and TCEs from misappropriation, and in generating and equitably sharing benefits from their commercialization, and the role of IP in access to and benefit-sharing in GRs.
It covers such issues as:

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Morocco: Online Issuance of Trademark Certificates

The Trademark Office in Morocco, which is known by its French acronym OMPIC, announced that trademark certificates will be issued electronically as of May 28, 2018.

Iran: Accession to the Locarno Agreement

Iran recently ratified its instrument of accession to the Locarno Agreement, which establishes a classification for industrial designs.

IPBC Australasia 2018

Built on IAM's extensive relationships within the Australian and NZ IP communities, IPBC Australasia is specifically designed for senior IP executives at the region's leading corporates, research i

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