New versions of the Nice Classification and International Patent Classification are available

From January 1, 2022, a NEW VERSION of the NICE CLASSIFICATION of goods and services for the registration of trademarks and of the INTERNATIONAL PATENT CLASSIFICATION (IPC) for patents and utility models based on technological areas is in force. The new classifications are available at the following links: 2022 Nice Classification https://www.wipo.int/classifications/en/news/nice/2021/news_0002.html 2022  International  Patent [...]

2022-02-05T16:44:57+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: , |

2020 World Intellectual Property Indicators Report

WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) also shows that worldwide trademark-filing activity boomed in 2020, defying a global economic downturn and signaling vibrant entrepreneurship and the introduction of new goods and services in response to the pandemic. Also patent and industrial designs filing activity rebounded. The report shows how innovators, designers and [...]

2021-11-11T16:41:12+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: , , , |

Mediation in Europe: the OHIM model

ECTA Bullettion – October 2015 Carmela Rotundo Zocco, Metroconsult Milano The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) offers a mediation service for inter partes proceedings during the appeal phase, thus allowing the parties to reach an amicable settlement. The role of the mediator consists of assisting the parties in finding common grounds to [...]

2021-08-03T15:38:10+02:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: , |

IP in Fashion – Italy, Russia and an International Overview

November 22, 2016 Auditorum Sanpaolo Sala Don Giacomo Alberione Via Giotto 36, Milano Save the date (pdf) Metroconsult in co-operation with the Russian IP firm Gorodissky organizes a conference focusing on “Intellectual Property in Fashion” (IP in Fashion). Supported by the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, the event aims at comparing the Italian/EU and Russian [...]

2021-08-03T15:19:03+02:00Categories: イベント|Tags: |

Intellectual property rights and firm performance in the European Union

By effectively protecting their intellectual capital through patents, trademarks and designs, creative and innovative companies can secure financing, grow, collaborate and create value. But how does owning Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) impact their economic performance? This joint report by the EUIPO and the EPO highlights that firms that own IPRs generate 20% higher revenues per [...]

2021-02-10T12:25:53+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: , , , , , |

SME Fund – Ideas Powered for Business

Supported by the European Commission and the EUIPO, the Ideas Powered for Business - SME Fund is aimed at businesses that wish to develop their IP strategies and protect their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level. Each SME can be reimbursed up to a maximum of EUR 1 500. 75% off IP pre-diagnostic [...]

2021-01-11T15:29:55+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: |

Nice Classification for goods and services

The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1, 2021. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trademarks. Under the Nice Classification, related goods and services are grouped together under various categories or classes, each with their own unique heading. The [...]

2021-01-11T15:28:42+01:00Categories: ニュース|Tags: |
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