International Chamber of Commerce report on Specialised IP Jurisdictions
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Daphne Yong-d'Hervé, Chief Intellectual Property Officer at ICC said:
"The increasing use of the IP system means that the number of disputes related to intellectual property is set to grow. Both users and holders of IP rights need well-functioning and efficient mechanisms to resolve these disputes. The establishment of SIPJs by many countries is a positive trend which can help improve the efficiency and quality of the adjudication of IP cases."Download the full report here.
New Zealand Commerce Commission intervenes to recoup Trade Mark owners' payments for unsolicited services. 'TM Publisher' invoiced New Zealand businesses for over $200,000 for an unsolicited overseas trade mark publishing service, but now those affected will be able to seek a refund from ANZ bank. More details can be found in the press release.
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11 May 2016, at 15.00 BST: registration link here.
The proportion of patent applications involving a female inventor has more than tripled in the last 30 years, according to a report by the UK Intellectual Property Office. Diversity in STEM clearly still has a way to go, with women representing 13% of the workforce and just over 8% of inventors, but a recent report investigating gender profiles in patenting points to increasing recognition of women's contributions to invention. See the full report here.
Thanks to Katfriend Karen Fong for sharing the story with IPKat, as well as sharing the presentations made for the motion by Tim Bamford and Tom Alkin, and against by Karen Fong and Ashton Chantrielle - and congratulations Karen and Ashton for winning the debate!