Updates 2011

2.12.2011
Chinese Taipei: Amendments to Patent Act to come into force
2.12.2011
China/Hong Kong: SIPO and IPD have signed an agreement on IP co-operation
2.12.2011
China/Korea: SIPO and KIPO have agreed on PPH pilot
24.11.2011
Korea: Korea-US Free Trade Agreement ratified by Korean Parliament
24.11.2011
Philippines: Supreme Court issues rules of procedure for IPR cases
24.11.2011
Malaysia: patent office presents "Strategic Plan 2012"
23.11.2011
India-EU: full steam ahead to finalise FTA
15.11.2011
China: SIPO and USPTO have signed PPH agreement
11.11.2011
Singapore: establishing itself as IP services hub
11.11.2011
Bangladesh: draft Patents Act 2011 and Designs Act 2011
8.11.2011
Philippines: first anti-counterfeiting and piracy summit
8.11.2011
India: e-filing of trade mark applications becomes mandatory
7.11.2011
Vietnam: bilateral co-operation project with DKPTO
7.11.2011
Bangladesh: century-old patent law to be modernised
4.11.2011
Korea: Disclosure of prior art mandatory as of July 2011
4.11.2011
Pakistan: journal of trade marks in digital form
4.11.2011
Malaysia: geared to accede to Madrid Protocol by 2013
4.11.2011
Singapore: new fees and forms
4.11.2011
Chinese Taipei: TIPO has adopted IPC 2011.01 edition
4.11.2011
China: SIPO has signed its first PPH agreement with JPO
3.11.2011
China: SIPO seeks public opinion on amendments to compulsory licensing and patent marking
2.11.2011
Korea: super accelerated examination system celebrates second birthday
2.11.2011
Korea: Filings on a beer coaster? KIPO plans liberalisation of application formats according to PLT
2.11.2011
Korea: EU-Korea FTA further consolidates protection of geographical indications
2.11.2011
Korea: Sharp increase in scope-of-right trials
2.11.2011
China: Free "C-PAT Search" to be discontinued
12.10.2011
China: Chinese documents included in PCT minimum documentation from 1 July 2012
6.10.2011
China: Draft version of trade mark law published for comments
5.10.2011
India: discussion paper on reorganisation of IP office
5.10.2011
Hong Kong: Public consultation on review of the patent system
4.10.2011
Vietnam: bilateral agreements with USPTO and JPO
3.10.2011
Singapore: conference programme of EAP2IC 2011 available online
29.9.2011
Philippines: bilateral agreement with USPTO
28.9.2011
Singapore: collaboration with WIPO on the resolution of international disputes
27.9.2011
China: Access to IPR2 Document Centre and IP Law Search
23.9.2011
India: patent office issues instructions on examination and grant process
20.9.2011
India: feedback from public on introduction of utility models
16.9.2011
China: Work starts on third amendment of copyright law
16.9.2011
Chinese Taipei: TIPO amends patent fee regulations and Accelerated Examination Program
8.9.2011
Singapore: Europe-Asia Patent and Patent Information Conference 2011
8.9.2011
China: EPO hosts virtual classroom on the Chinese patent law
7.9.2011
China: Web-based seminar on protecting IPR in China
7.9.2011
Malaysia: MyIPO published IP Statistic Booklet 2010
7.9.2011
India: compulsory licence for Bayer patent sought
24.8.2011
SIPO launches new patent information platform
22.8.2011
China, Korea, Japan: Upcoming patent information events
22.8.2011
Philippines: government urged to accede to Madrid Protocol
19.8.2011
Korea: Filing and registration trends for the second quarter 2011
18.8.2011
Korea: KIPO's annual report 2010 now available
1.8.2011
Japan: New fee schedule online
1.8.2011
India: Manual of Geographical Indications Practice and Procedure
15.7.2011
Japan: JPO is planning amendments to the Patent Act
14.7.2011
Japan: JPO invites comments on proposed amendments to Examination Guidelines
12.7.2011
Japan: Japan has lowered fees for patent examination requests
5.7.2011
Korea: Free monitoring of Korean IP rights in KIPRIS
29.6.2011
Singapore: IPOS annual report and "Search and Examination Guide" available
17.6.2011
Korea: KIPO creates a database of traditional Korean food
17.6.2011
Korea: KIPO establishes expert team for ISA searches
17.6.2011
Korea: KIPO to enter "Trade Mark Trilateral"
17.6.2011
Korea: Filing and registration trends for the first quarter 2011
16.6.2011
Malaysia: new IP Online search & filing system
16.6.2011
China: New online publications on trade marks and trade secrets available
30.5.2011
India: the Indian Patent Office's annual report for 2009/2010 is now available
27.5.2011
China: New URL for SIPO's English website
27.5.2011
Chinese Taipei: "Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association" website now available in English
24.5.2011
India: details of patented drugs to be made public
20.5.2011
China: "Examination Guidelines" (2010) now published on SIPO's English website
19.5.2011
India: proposal to introduce utility models
19.5.2011
China: SIPO's annual report for 2010 is now available in English
17.5.2011
Korea: KIPO joins two major classification conventions for IP rights
9.5.2011
India: EU-India free trade agreement
9.5.2011
India: position paper on traditional knowledge published
6.5.2011
China: New e-learning module, webinars and helpdesk guide on IPR protection available
2.5.2011
Korea: Filing and registration trends for the fourth quarter 2010
2.5.2011
Chinese Taipei: TIPO has relaunched its websites
20.4.2011
Chinese Taipei: Online file inspection now possible via TIPONet
15.3.2011
China: New interface for Chinese CNIPR platform
3.3.2011
Korea: Speedy non-substantive examination system for designs further extended
2.2.2011
India: amendment to the Patents Rules, 2003
13.1.2011
India: trade mark database open to public
13.1.2011
China: Comparative analysis of Patent Examination Guidelines 2006-2010 now available
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